Gummy Worms

  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
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This recipe makes dual-flavored orange and raspberry worms. You can substitute other juices to change the flavors, or make a double batch with a single flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 12 tablespoons sugar, separated
  • 2/3 cup raspberry juice (see note)
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 8 tablespoons corn syrup, separated
  • 8 tablespoons unflavored gelatin, separated
  • Food coloring, optional

How to Make It

  1. Prepare an 8x8 inch pan by wetting it lightly with water.
  2. Place 4 tablespoons gelatin in ¼ cup cold water to soften for about 5 minutes.
  3. Place the raspberry juice, 6 tbsp sugar and 4 tbsp corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Stir in the gelatin and continue stirring until gelatin dissolves.
  5. At this point add food coloring if desired.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate for 1 hour, until set.
  1. Repeat procedure with orange juice: place 4 tablespoons gelatin in ¼ cup cold water to soften for about 5 minutes.
  2. Place the orange juice, 6 tablespoons sugar and 4 tablespoons corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Stir in the gelatin and continue stirring until gelatin dissolves.
  4. At this point add food coloring if desired. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan.
  5. Pour over raspberry layer and refrigerate for 1 hour, until set.
  6. When set, turn out of the pan and cut with a sharp knife into long, thin strips to resemble worms.

Note: Raspberry juice can be obtained from boiling fresh or frozen raspberries over medium heat. Place 1.5 cups of berries in a small saucepan and heat, stirring occasionally, until they are very liquidy. Pour through a strainer, reserving juice, and press fruit against the strainer to squeeze out all the juice.