Make your own gummy worms

My boys love gummy worms. They also love to craft and help me cook. I knew they would have a blast making their own gummy worms. You can get a kit that includes everything you need from Glee Gum. They have several DIY kits, including: Chewing gum, chocolate candy, and one to make your won gummy worms. I got all three with the combo kit which is 30% off this holiday for $29.30. You can order online at Make Your Own Candy Kits of check to see if their is a store near you with the store locator.

Make Your Own Gummy Worms

Materials Needed (all included in the kit)

  • Colored, flavored sugar
  • Powdered seaweed (agar and carrageenan)
  • Sour mix
  • Seaweed
  • Water
Instructions
Soak the seaweed in small dish of water.
Empty powdered seaweed in to a microwavable glass with 1/2 cup water.
Remove the seaweed piece from the water and add it to the powdered seaweed
Heat mixture at high for 2 minutes or until foams at 30-second intervals
Lift seaweed out of the bowl and discard. Look at the clear gel around the seaweed. That is carrageenan.
make your own gummy worms with seaweed
Stir in the colored sugar and microwave for a  minute or until it foams.
Suck the mixture through a straw making sure you do not suck up the liquid all the way to the top
make homemade gummy worms
Place straws in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes
Push the gummy worms out of the end of the straw once they have firmed up
how to make gummy worms at home
Coat with the sour mix and enjoy with your family and friends!
homemade gummy worms
This craft is accomplished much easier with the DIY kit from Glee gum!

Make Your own gummy worms kitYou should check out the Glee Gum newsletter for fun facts and a coupon! You can also stay up-to-date with them on Facebook and Twitter. One reader from the continental US will receive a make your own kit from Glee Gum of their choice.

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75 Comments

  1. robyn paris
    December 22, 2012 at 9:08 am —

    the gum is eco friendly

  2. Karen Gonyea
    December 22, 2012 at 9:44 am —

    It’s owned by a woman :)

  3. December 22, 2012 at 9:44 am —

    I love gummies and would love to make my own,ohh kids, yeh I guess they can play too.

  4. SassyPants213
    December 22, 2012 at 11:19 am —

    The company is owned by a woman!

  5. desiree
    December 22, 2012 at 11:40 am —

    it usa and eco friendly and then i love candy to give teh kids

  6. susan smoaks
    December 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm —

    i went to find a fun fact and their site was down for maintenance

  7. Deborah
    December 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm —

    Woman owned business!

  8. Vicki F.
    December 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm —

    I went to their site and it was down – so I read all of the comments above to learn something about the company. I love the fact that the products are eco friendly and that they use chicle! Really cool. I will visit the site later.

  9. Hannah Lindsay
    December 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm —

    it was started by a woman

  10. Linna Turner
    December 22, 2012 at 8:20 pm —

    It is owned by women :)

  11. Michelle Tucker
    December 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm —

    Unfortunately their site is down for maintenance at the moment :(

  12. Leslie Galloway
    December 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm —

    The company if female-owned! :)

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

  13. kelley roach
    December 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm —

    it is owned by a woman

  14. Kelly Hickman
    December 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm —

    Would love one of the chewing gum kits :)

  15. Tiffiny Palm
    January 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm —

    Wow! My kids would love to do this. They like gummy worms. They would think it’s a blast to make their own. Thanks

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