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Gummy Worms

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(c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com
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.

Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

1. Prepare an 8x8 inch pan by wetting it lightly with water.

2. Place 4 tbsp 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.

5. Stir in the gelatin and continue stirring until gelatin dissolves.

6. At this point add food coloring if desired.

7. Pour into prepared pan and leave until completely set, 4-6 hours at room temperature or 1 hour in the refrigerator.

8. Repeat procedure with orange juice: place 4 tbsp gelatin in ¼ cup cold water to soften for about 5 minutes.

9. Place the orange juice, 6 tbsp sugar and 4 tbsp corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.

10. Stir in the gelatin and continue stirring until gelatin dissolves.

11. At this point add food coloring if desired. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan.

12. Pour over raspberry layer and leave until completely set, 4-6 hours at room temperature or 1 hour in the refrigerator.

13. When set, turn out of 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.

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 4 out of 5
, Member Tricksiewee

I'm simply excited to have something gummy-worm-ish. I'm allergic to the store bought kinds, and wanted one that I could eat. Close enough for me! Then again, that may not mean much to some as I haven't had any ""real"" ones in years, but it's still close enough for me, and you can do a lot with Alum, Citric Acid, and different Juice varieties to spice it up some. I just did a sparkling ""catawba"" mimic, and cranberry grape (1/4 tsp. Alum added) one, and I love it.

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