We're not big on candy in our house. But every once in a while I'll cave to spark the imagination of my little. Gummy worms at halloween time are one of those exceptions. This year was the first time our 4-year-old has ever had them - and the look on her face when I told her we were having worms for dessert was utterly priceless. So here are two easy ways to have fun with your little ones this halloween serving up some worms.
The first is mixing them with jello. I chose blue jello mix to mimic water. We told our daughter they were crawling out of a lake in search of food and that she'd better eat them before they get her! She loved it and giggled that sweet giggle that melts my mommy heart every time.
Jello is super easy to make. Just follow the simple instructions on the package. Here are some additional tips for making cups like those pictured above:
1. Plan ahead. Jello will need 4+ hours in the fridge to fully set.
2. Use glass or clear plastic cups for the full visibility effect.
3. After pouring the liquid jello mixture into your cups, let it sit in the fridge for approximately one hour before adding the worms. This way the jello has stiffened enough to allow the worms to stand up rather than sliding right down to the bottom of the loose liquid.
4. Enjoy within 24 hours.
5. To make serving size shown here use one boxed package of jello + one small bag of Target brand gummy worms.
Another fun way to serve worms is frozen in ice cubes. For a full tray of ice cubes you'll need 2 small bags of Target brand gummy worms or 1 large value bag. Fill each cube 3/4 full with water and add 2 worms per cube. Then freeze and serve.