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How to make Jell-O worms

Want to freak out your friends and family? Stick a bowl of these oogly, googly Jell-O worms under their hands! These creepy worms are delicious and instantly add a spooky feel to any meal!

These worms are super-easy to make and even more fun to stage! To spook trick-or-treaters, stick a bowl of these out when they ring the doorbell for candy!

Jell-o worms recipe

Yields about 100 worms


  • 1 (6 ounce) box raspberry Jell-O
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 15 drops food coloring (we used red)
  • 100 flexible, bendy straws


  1. Mix the gelatin, Jell-O and add boiling water. Let it cool to lukewarm and then add the whipping cream and 15 drops red food coloring.
  2. Gather your straws together and place them back into the straw package (or into a 1 quart milk container). Pour the gelatin mixture over the straws and chill for about 2 hours, or until firm.
  3. To remove, simply hold the straws under warm water until they come loose (they should slip right out).

More spooky Halloween treats

Gluten-free chocolate whoopie pies with chocolate frosting
Ghoulish monster eyeball soup
Mini mummies

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