Tuesday, October 20, 2009

worms for dessert

I knew my two would love this worm for dessert idea I saw at The Idea Room. I thought it would go nicely with spider web nachos.

The nachos are just layers of your favorite nacho or taco ingredients, black beans, taco meat, guacamole, salsa, cheese, onions and tomatoes served with some type of tortilla shell or chip. The sour cream web is put on with sour cream in a baggie with the corner cut off. I cut my whole a bit big, but we could all still tell it was a web. This was gobbled up by everyone!

The worms for dessert were much more labor intensive, but well worth it. They were creepy and slimy and super yummy.

Here are the directions:

100 bendy straws (place bendy part down in the cup)
A large cup or empty juice containers with the top cut off.
1 box (6 oz) raspberry jello (that's the large box
3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin (4 come in a box, so 1 box will work)
3/4 c heavy cream
3 cup boiling water
15 drops green food coloring

Boil the water. Add the jello packets. Let this mix cool a little, about 20 minutes in the fridge. Add cream and food coloring. Mix well.

Put the straws (bendy side down) in a large cup or orange juice carton. Pour in the mix. Cool for several hours or overnight. At least an hour before serving, remove from straws. Run a few straws at a time under hot running water (for 2-4 seconds). Gently push the worm out of the straw. Wiggle it out a bit. Let the worms chill for for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Mama King said...

YUCK!!!!! The kids must have LOVED it! :-)

I do by the way think the nachos look yummy! Mmmmmm...nachos...

**Amy** said...

Great job! The worms look fantastically disgusting! I have too agree, those nachos are making me hungry! Thanks for the link!

shang09 said...

That is truly disgusting. LOL

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