Halloween Gummy Worms
Hands On Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes, plus overnight setting time
Makes: 100 worms
Net Carbs- 0.95g
Imagine the squeals when you deliver a plate of these realistic worms, laying on a bed of edible dirt?
These worms are sweetened with Sukrin Monk and are as delicious as they are gross.
100 bendy plastic straws
Mason jar or high-sided drinking glass
1 cup of boiling water
2 cups of cold water
4 tablespoons of powdered gelatin
4 tablespoons of Sukrin Monk
½ cup of cream
Red and green food dye
2 cups of almond meal
½ cup of cocoa powder
3 oz of butter, melted
Pour the boiling water into a 4-cup jug and sprinkle the gelatin powder and Sukrin Monk over the top.
Whisk until the ingredients have dissolved.
Add the cold water and the cream and whisk gently until combined.
Starting with the red food dye, add enough to make your mixture dark pink and then add the green one drop at a time until you achieve the brown that you desire.
There is no right or wrong color here, in fact you could have any color worms you like.
Extend the bendy straws and place them, bendy end down, into your jar.
Very slowly, pour the jello mix over the top.
Don’t worry too much about filling the straws, the liquid will self-level in the jar and fill them automatically.
Fill the jar as high as you can and then chill over night until set.
The next day, pre-heat the oven to 350⁰ F, conventional
Melt the butter and mix all of the soil ingredients together in a bowl.
Line a large baking tray and spread the mixture out.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring every five minutes or so, until the mixture is crumbly and separated.
Remove and let cool.
Now for the worms. This will seem really time consuming but once you’ve done a couple, you get right into the swing of it.
Take the jar of straws out if the fridge and carefully pull the first straw out. This will be a bit tricky but don’t stress, the worm you want is INSIDE the straw so you can’t hurt it.
Run the straw under warm water for a minute (until the jello on the outside melts is a good guide) the firmly push down the length of the straw from the empty top, forcing the worm out the end.
Repeat until all of the straws are empty.
Serve your worms on a bed of dirt.
Store in separate covered containers for up to one week.
This recipe was created by the talented Naomi Sherman, creator of naomishermanfoodcreative.com
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