Jellied Worms

You’ll Need:

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

Procedures : 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. Stir in 2 or 3 drops of food coloring.

Pour mixture into a bread pan coated with vegetable oil spray. Let stand at room temperature until very firm, about 2 hours. Turn the pan over and remove the jelly. (If jelly sticks, set the bottom of the pan in hot water for a few minutes.) Place on a work surface sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar.

With a sharp knife or a small cookie cutter, cut the jelly into worm shapes. Place on a platter lined with wax paper. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.

Makes about 1 pound

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