Nothing says creepy like a Halloween dessert filled with spider and worm eggs. This simple Halloween Jello Treat is a disgustingly charming way to ring in the spirit of BOO!
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.
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.
Simply, soak the tapioca overnight as instructed on the package. Choose Halloween jello colors and prepare the jello according to the package instructions.
Placed gummy worms and spiders in the bottoms of small cups.
Spoon tapioca over the critters and pour the liquid jello over the top.
Refrigerate. Un-mold. Serve.
A jiggling worm and spider Halloween Jello treat that is both creepy and creative!
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!
More Ghoulish Treats:
Melted Witch Push Up Pops ~ Cookies and Cups
Spider Cakes ~ Not Martha
Spider Peanut Butter Blossoms ~ Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Spooky Worm Halloween Jello
Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time:10 minutes active time
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)
- Soak the tapioca in water overnight according the the package instructions. Drain.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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