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Jellied Worms

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  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 4 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 4 envelopes (4 tablespoons) unflavored gelatine
  • Red food coloring
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Place sugar, juice and corn syrup in a saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Sprinkle in gelatine and cook and stir until the gelatine is completely dissolved.
  2. Stir in 2 or 3 drops of food coloring.
  3. Pour mixture into a bread pan coated with vegetable oil spray. Let stand at room temperature until very firm, about 2 hours.
  4. Turn the pan over and remove the jelly. (If jelly sticks, set the bottom of the pan in hot water for a few minutes).
  5. Place on a work surface sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.
  6. With a sharp knife or a small cookie cutter, cut the jelly into worm shapes.
  7. Place on a platter lined with wax paper.
  8. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.

Makes about 1 pound.