Thursday, March 11, 2010

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap



I'm just a little bit excited about the recipe this week. It's one of those things that just goes to show that there isn't ANYTHING that you can't make at home. It's gummy worms! These little guys are so easy and so fun to make with your kids. And if you're trying to watch your kids (or your) sugar intake, these are also sugar free.

Gummy Worms

1 3oz box of sugar free jello
5 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water

Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan until it resembles play dough. Heat over low until melted. Once completely melted pour into 8 x 8 greased pan and freeze for 5 minutes. When very firm tip pan upside down to remove and then cut with a pizza cutter into wormy strips. They won't last long.

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20 comments:

Jackie said...

Oooh! That's exciting, I'll have to try it! :)

Cousin B said...

Those sound cute! But, are you able to get the two/toned colors like in this picture? Somehow?

Melanie said...

This looks like a LOT of fun! I'm wondering though, how do you get the two toned color like in the picture?

April Harris said...

Oh wow - sugar free gummy worms!! What a fantastic idea! Thanks for hosting :)

Mama Squirrel said...

Stupid question, but how do you get the colour variations? Or was that just for the photo?

Mel said...

Thank you! Our daughter has nut allergies and it's really hard to trust "candy." You just never know, even thought it's suppose to say on the package. These sound fun and easy to make!

Candi said...

I can't wait to try these!!! I have been looking for a gummy treat tutorial!

Cas said...

So super cute and creative. I can;t wait to try them out! Thanks for the recipe.

Cas said...

So super cute and creative. I can;t wait to try them out! Thanks for the recipe.

Sue Rogers7 said...

Thanks so much for this recipe! It will be so much fun to surprise my son with these!

Gayle said...

The two toned colors are made by making two separate colored batches. Let the first batch set for about a minute in the freezer in the dish and then gently swirl in the next color and finish setting. Then they look like the real thing.

Sarah said...

We love gummy worms around here! Great way to make them, and know what is IN them!!! Thanks~

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

How funny! I just stumbled upon a blog the other day that had a recipe for gummy candies. I'd never even thought to make them before--but knew that I definitely needed to try it. i think I like the gummy worms idea better. Thanks!

Aubree Cherie said...

COOOOL! Gummy worms!!! Who'd have thought. You should know... you've moved into the ranks of 'Hero' in my book. I would have never thought to do such a creative thing!

SlenderSwan2B said...

OH COME ON!!! I couldn't have seen this BEFORE I went to the store???? SOOOO trying this! thank you!

Brandi Cannon said...

Thank you so much! I saw this recipe yesterday and tried it today. Loved by everyone, but I have two questions. How do you store them? I am assuming refrigerator. Yours look like they are clear like jello whereas mine were more opaque. What did I do wrong? Didn't affect the flavor, but just curious.

Jackie said...

So I was at the store to get the ingredients and the sugar free jello are not 3 oz boxes--they are .44 oz. The sugar kind is 3 oz., so by about how much would you reduce the water do you think?

Gayle said...

Jackie,

I never even noticed. I used the same amount of water with the larger sugar free size and it came out just fine. Sorry about the mix up.

Sassafrasscat said...

How do you store the sugar free gummy bears?

Wendy said...

Hi i have a question
i'm diabetic that is why i'm EXTREMELY interested....
but... a lot of other receipes with similar content says it says like firm jellies.. how am i sure its more gummies?