Spooky Worm Halloween Jello

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The more menacing a Halloween Dessert looks, the more my kids love it!

Around here, I think of the grossest, most disturbing things, like a nest with thousands of tiny spiders hatching out of eggs, make a treat out of it, and win the mommy of the year award.

It’s twisted.

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These Halloween Jello Treats are rated top-notch by my nine and seven year old this year.

After all, what kid doesn’t like Jello and gummy worms?

Large tapioca pearls make this repellent Worm and Spider Treat a real show-stopper.

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Simply, soak the tapioca overnight as instructed on the package. Choose Halloween jello colors and prepare the jello according to the package instructions.

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Placed gummy worms and spiders in the bottoms of small cups.

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Spoon tapioca over the critters and pour the liquid jello over the top.

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Refrigerate. Un-mold. Serve.

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A jiggling worm and spider Halloween Jello treat that is both creepy and creative!

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Tons of spooky fun for very little work.

In fact, this Halloween dessert is really more of a food craft, than a recipe. But who cares as long as the little goblins are enjoying it!

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Spooky Worm Halloween Jello

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes active time

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Halloween Jello worm and spider nests.


  • 2 – small boxes of jello (green and purple)
  • 1 – 7 ounces package of large pearl tapioca
  • 1 package gummy worms
  • plastic or candy spiders (if plastic, make sure they are food safe)


  1. Soak the tapioca in water overnight according the the package instructions. Drain.
  2. Prepare the boxes of jello in two separate containers, according to the package instructions. Place 2-3 gummy worms or spiders in the bottom of 10-12 small cups. Spoon the tapioca pearls over the worms and spiders evenly.
  3. Carefully pour the jello over the tapioca. Pour the green over 5-6 cups and the purple over the remaining 5-6 cups. Move to the refrigerator and chill to set, 1-2 hours until set.
  4. To un-mold, run a sharp knife around the rim of each jello cup. Set the bottoms of the jello cups in a tray of hot water for 30+ seconds. Flip onto a plate.
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64 comments on “Spooky Worm Halloween Jello

  1. Belinda @zomppaposted October 10, 2012 at 4:06 am Reply

    That is so fun!! It’s awesome for ANY age!!

  2. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted October 10, 2012 at 5:17 am Reply

    Umm, that creeped me out, Sommer. You absolutely WIN at creating the coolest, creepiest, neatest Halloween food and treats. Your house has to be amazing for Halloween!

  3. DessertForTwoposted October 10, 2012 at 5:46 am Reply

    Soooo creepy! I love it! :)

  4. Kare @ Kitchen Treatyposted October 10, 2012 at 6:21 am Reply

    That literally just gave me chills! Uggghhhhh, I hate spiders. This – especially the tapioca eggs – is pretty dang brilliant for Halloween. And now I close this window, stat. ;)

  5. shelly (cookies and cups)posted October 10, 2012 at 7:02 am Reply

    Those look totally gross, which means my kids will LOVE it!

  6. marlaposted October 10, 2012 at 7:27 am Reply

    Spooky, FUN and whimsical ~ loving your Halloween treats!

  7. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted October 10, 2012 at 8:20 am Reply

    This is so gross, but in the best way. I love the tapioca pearl spider eggs. This is awesome!

  8. Cassieposted October 10, 2012 at 8:44 am Reply

    I can imagine my nephews would have a blast with these. Too cute!!

  9. Monetposted October 10, 2012 at 8:47 am Reply

    Another totally gross and totally fun Halloween dessert! Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful start to my Wednesday. I hope your day is full of good food and laughter. We need more of both in this world!

  10. claire @ the realistic nutritionistposted October 10, 2012 at 10:47 am Reply

    Those are really gross. Like in a good way.

  11. Brianposted October 10, 2012 at 11:24 am Reply

    So creepy! My mom would hate these if I ever showed up with them… She has an irrational fear of all things resembling spiders

  12. [email protected]posted October 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm Reply

    I think you like Halloween. ;-) I am loving your creations!

  13. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted October 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm Reply

    Seriously, these are soooo creepy! I love it!!

  14. Colette @ JFF!posted October 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm Reply

    I’m promoting this as another fun one to do w the kids!

  15. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted October 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm Reply

    Such a creative idea, Sommer! Kids would go crazy over these for Halloween!

  16. Ashleyposted October 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm Reply

    haha this is actually REALLY creepy looking. Well done!!!

  17. Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmetposted October 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm Reply

    Loving your spooky Halloween treats :)

    Hugs <3

  18. Anita at Hungry Coupleposted October 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm Reply

    Creepy! I like it. :)

  19. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted October 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm Reply

    These totally look gross and scary! I love it! Perfect for Halloween! I don’t like anything that has spiders, gives me the creeps! I have to make this! :)

  20. carolinaheartstringsposted October 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm Reply

    That is so awesome. I love it. You are so creative. Stop by. We are having a wonderful giveaway this week that I think you will love.

  21. Lizposted October 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm Reply

    So cute! Now I wish (only a little bit ;)) that I still had little kids! Such a fun idea~

  22. Elizabeth @Food Ramblingsposted October 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm Reply

    These look AWESOME! I don’t know if I would eat them…j/k!

  23. Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted October 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Creeeepy!! lol

  24. Jehancancookposted October 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm Reply

    Whoa…no thank you but it is quite festive! I’m too afraid to eat it lol

  25. Toni | Boulder Locavoreposted October 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm Reply

    You are too much! I have a subscription to your blog which did not deliver this (I think it was just too scary!) but was riveted when seeing it on Tastespotting suspecting it was YOU! Fantastically whimsical and completely creepy. You my dear are a holiday treat visionary!

  26. Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste)posted October 11, 2012 at 7:21 am Reply

    GENIUS! I absolutely love this idea and spotted your critters on TasteSpotting :)

  27. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggiesposted October 11, 2012 at 7:26 am Reply

    The tapioca pearls are a stroke of genius. I would have been all over these when I was a kid!

  28. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dryposted October 11, 2012 at 9:03 am Reply

    Brilliant! And yet extremely creepy and I don’t know if I want that in my house… but BRILLIANT!! ;)

  29. Jen @ Savory SImpleposted October 11, 2012 at 10:41 am Reply

    Ha, this is so clever!

  30. Valentina @ The Baking Fairyposted October 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness! These are crazy… and so gross! I have an irrational disgust towards spiders, so I don’t think I could get over it and eat the tapioca bug eggs haha :) But I am sure my nanny kids would love them! Thanks for sharing. :)

  31. Angieposted October 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm Reply


  32. Magdaposted October 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Hello :) My daughter would love this, I can see that Halloween approaches :) What an idea, I am really surprised :)

  33. [email protected] and Dishesposted October 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm Reply

    This dessert really is spooky, creepy, gross, everything that kids love! Very creative.

  34. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted October 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm Reply

    Oh my, that looks creepy and so appropriate for Halloween ;)

  35. Jeanetteposted October 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm Reply

    What a fun idea using tapioca!

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  61. Denice Powersposted October 29, 2017 at 12:11 am Reply

    Hello, Sommer!

    Thanks for sharing your great experience! I have read your post very well and noted some tips on my notebook. I will follow your instruction at my home. I like Spooky Worm Halloween Jello. I will make it for my baby.
    Please continue your writing. Do not stop!

    Denice Powers

    Rating: 5
  62. Roxana Foretposted October 29, 2017 at 1:06 am Reply

    This is the respectable post! I have read and shared this post on my Disqus account.

    Thanks for your efforts!

    Rating: 5
  63. Jean Strposted November 1, 2017 at 4:08 am Reply

    Wow! Just in time for Halloween, and I tried this at home. Although it didn’t come out as good-looking as it looks here, it defo made my daughter ecstatic. She stuffed it with a dose of m&ms and finished it in no time. Need to up my dessert game, and I will be trying it again this weekend to perfect it. Thanks, Sommer.

    Rating: 5
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