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How to Make Natural Gummy Worms


These are so realistic that my in-house taste tester {J} nearly refused to try these.  I lay them on a bed of crushed oreos, spilling out of a tin can and when I jiggled the plate, they almost slithered!  Though after the initial hesitation, J more than happily wiggled each gummy worm into his mouth, especially since root beer is his favorite.  The dark soda splashed with a bit of cream really helped make these look even more realistic but the best part of this recipe is that they’re completely customizable, not to mention, they’re 100% natural with just 3 ingredients.




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Serves: 6-12 Worms

  • ½ c root beer*
  • 2-3 tb agave/honey/sugar {depends on how sweet you want it}
  • 1.5 tb grass fed gelatin
  • 1-2 dozen straws

  1. On medium low, dissolve the sweetener in the liquid {juice, soda, etc}.
  2. Slowly sprinkle in the gelatin a bit at a time. Heat and whisk until it becomes slightly thickened and glossy.
  3. Slowly pour into straws that have been bunched together with a rubber band and tucked into a small glass. You can either 1). pour as much as you can using straws that you sealed with heat on one end 2). pour once, allow it to set then pour in the rest, or 3). just use a small pan to set then cut out strips for worms.
  4. Chill for 15-20 minutes and squeeze out the worms. It helps to run it under some warm water first and use a rolling pin to squeeze it out.

*You can use extracts or soda syrup to boost the flavor.

You can find grass fed gelatin here:

Happy Halloween!


Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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