Monday, April 1, 2013

Gummy Worms

I made gummy worms the other day from scratch. They are so easy, and so yummy!

This first recipe is for gummy worms completely from scratch.
1 cup of juice and 6 tbsp of gelatin. Heat up the juice, and stir in the gelatin. Place in a 8x8 inch greased pan and chill. Cut into strips, and with a spatula, scrape them up from the bottom. You have gummy worms!
*vegetarian alternatives below

With jello mix. You can also take 2 packages of jello type mix in a pan with 1 cup of water along with 4 tbsp of gelatin to the mix. Heat and dissolve  Place on a greased baking sheet with sides and chill. Cut in strips, and scrape out with a spatula. You have gummy worms! My grocery store has a brand called Natural Desserts which has a "jello" product that is supper tasty and great for vegetarians. 

I recommend using some sort of vegetable oil that doesn't have any flavor or one of those silicone pad things that you use in a dehydrator to line the pan with. I liked using a non-hydrogenated shortening and I did NOT like coconut oil. but that could have bean the flavor of worms I made also. 

If you want sour gummy worms, dip them in a mixture of half citric acid and half sugar or sugar substitute as long as it is not a liquid like honey or maple syrup.
*For vegetarians Marry Jane from "Marry Jane's Farm" has a product called, Chill over powder but Natural deserts also has an unflavored "gelatin". find the link for that here.

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