Toxic Swamp Jello Cups – Halloween Party Dessert for Kids

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For those of you who are looking for an easy kids halloween dessert, you are in the right place. These adorable green jello cups with gummy worms are fun for kids to make and take to a Halloween or Fall party, a mad scientist party, or get together with friends. You make this dessert by suspending gummy worms in green jello, letting the jello harden, and then garnishing the jello with a full size gummy worm “crawling” over the side of the cup.

Toxic Swamp Water Jello Cups

Makes 8 Jello Cups

Prep time: 5 minutes

Chill time: 4 hours

Ingredients:

1 6-ounce package lime Jello

1 package gummy worms

Whipped cream

Green sanding sugar

Small plastic cups

Instructions to make Jello Cups:

Prepare Jell-o according to package instructions.

cooking green jello

Pour ½ cup of mixture into each of the small plastic cups.

green jello cups

How long does it take for jello to set?

It typically takes 4 hours for the jello to fully set.

We experimented and didn’t realize that if you put the gummy worms in the cups right after you pour the jello into the cups, the gummy worms will dissolve from the warmth of the jello! This is a problem!! So what we realized as we experimented with this is that it’s important to refrigerate the jello for at least half hour before putting the gummy worms in.

And after putting the jello in the fridge to chill for 1 hour, we were able to put the gummy worm in the middle of the cup. So when we waited an hour, the jello was thick enough for the gummy worms to not sink to the bottom of the cup. So just experiment with it and put extra in gummy worms . That’s what makes this dessert fun!

green jello cups with worms

Add gummy worms to the Jell-o when ready and chill for 4 hours..

Top each Jell-o cup with whipped cream.

green jello cups with whipped cream

Add a gummy worm and sanding sugar to finish off the top.

Swamp jello kids halloween desserts
Yield: 8 cups

Halloween Jello Cups

Halloween Jello Cups

How Long does it take for the Jell-o to set?

It typically takes 4 hours for the jello to set.

We experimented and didn’t realize that if you put the gummy worms in the cups right after you pour the jello into the cups, the gummy worms will dissolve from the warmth of the jello! This is a problem!! So what we realized as we experimented with this is that it’s important to refrigerate the jello for at least half hour before putting the gummy worms in.

And after putting the jello in the fridge to chill for 1 hour, we were able to put the gummy worm in the middle of the cup. So when we waited an hour, the jello was thick enough for the gummy worms to not sink to the bottom of the cup. So just experiment with it and put extra in gummy worms . That’s what makes this dessert fun!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 6-ounce package lime Jello
  • 1 package gummy worms
  • Whipped cream
  • Green sanding sugar
  • Small plastic cups

Instructions

Instructions:
Prepare Jell-o according to package instructions. Pour ½ cup of mixture into each of the small plastic cups. Add gummy worms to the Jell-o.
Chill Jell-o for four hours.
Top each Jell-o cup with whipped cream and green sanding sugar. Add a gummy worm on top.

Notes

This dessert works for halloween parties, but also for bug themed or mad sicientist parties.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
swamp jello cups for halloween

Are Jell-o cups gluten free?

Jello is not labeled as a gluten free product, but the ingredients in Jell-o (gelatin, sugar, and other preservatives) are typically gluten free. Jell-o products are made in facilities that make gluten-containing products.