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Homemade Gummy Worms

Homemade Gummy Worms Recipe

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How to make gummy worms that look and taste like the real deal, using flavored Jell-o, plain gelatin, and water.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Chill Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 10 servings
Calories 70
Author Alyssia Sheikh


  • 1 box 6 oz flavored Jell-o of choice*
  • 3 packets 0.25 oz ea. unflavored gelatin
  • cup water


  • Pour flavored Jell-o and unflavored gelatin packets into saucepan, then and add liquid and whisk to combine. Allow to sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.
  • Heat mixture in saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking continuously until melted and dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and transfer mixture into silicone gummy worm molds, or silicone molds of choice. (I use a dropper/syringe to make this easier for me, adding ~5mL of liquid per gummy worm cavity.)
  • Chill filled molds in refrigerator until hardened. (This should only take around 15-20 minutes.)
  • Once set, peel gummy candies from molds and enjoy!
  • Store gummies in the fridge in an airtight container, or leave them in the molds and cover until ready to remove and enjoy. Lasts up to 7 days.
  • Yields 40 gummy worms. (Filled 2 of my silicone gummy molds.)


Note on Jell-o:

Use whichever flavor/color of boxed Jell-o that you want! Just be sure to use an entire large box (6oz) of Jell-o, or you can combine 2 small boxes (3oz each) of the same color.
Be careful trying to mix/swirl different colors—they may bleed together and turn brown-ish. If you want different colored worms, you can do as I did: double the recipe and prepare 2 separate batches of worms, using a different color/flavor of boxed Jell-o to make each.


Serving: 4gummy worms | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Sugar: 15g