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)
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.
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
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
Coat with the sour mix and enjoy with your family and friends!
This craft is accomplished much easier with the DIY kit from Glee gum!
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