Gummy worms are a perfect Halloween party treat. Offering a bowl of bright red gummy worms is sure to make your guests (big or small) feel a little squeamish when dipping into the bowl.
Makes: a bowl of 30+ gummy worms
2 Tbsp gelatin
½ cup cold water
1 cup simple sugar syrup
1 packet ColorKitchen yellow + ¼ packet beet red
A couple drops of flavor extract (optional)
Stir gelatin and cold water in medium sized bowl. Leave to soften.
Heat simple sugar syrup.
Add hot sugar syrup to gelatin and stir until all the gelatin is dissolved.
Mix color powders in a small bowl with a couple drops of water until dissolved.
Once mixture has cooled slightly, add color and stir to blend.
Pour into ice cube tray or other mold.
Chill for a few hours or overnight.
Once firm, remove from tray and cut into strips.