How to Make Creepy Crawly Gelatin

Eating habits have changed rapidly over the last century, especially because of an ever-increasing trend of urbanisation, which is the reason why there is an evident difference of style in rural and urban food. With the kind of urban eating habits that we have adopted over the years, we tend to feel hungry at odd times. In such scenarios, snacks play an important role and keep us going without having to eat a proper meal. Creepy Crawly Gelatin is a kind of a snack which is used by kids in different parts of the world.

Prep time: 15 min
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour and 15 min
Yield: 8 servings
Utensils: Pan, mould, pie plate, serving plate.

Boiling water: 1 and ½ cup
Cold water: 1 and 1/2 cup
Gummy worms: 1 or 2 packs


  • 1

    Boil water and dissolve gelatin

    Take a nice small pan and pour one and a half cup of water in it. Place the pan on the boiler. Once the water reaches the boiling level, turn off the boiler and mix gelatin in the boiling water. You need to stir it properly for at least a couple of minutes and make sure it is dissolved in the water.

  • 2

    Add cold water

    Now you can add one and a half cup of cold water in the mixture and stir it again. It needs to be poured into a 9 inch pie plate, which should have been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray.

  • 3

    Place the pie plate in the refrigerator

    In order to make it thick, place the pie plate in your refrigerator for an hour and a half. You can check if the mixture has thickened or not by drawing a spoon through the leaves.

  • 4

    Push the gummy worms into the gelatin

    Now you need to push the gummy worms into the gelatin and allow it to refrigerate for another couple of hours or until they become firm.

  • 5

    Unmold the pie plate

    In order to release the gelatin, you can dip the pie plate in warm water for about 15 seconds. With wet fingers, you need to pull the gelatin from around the edges and place a serving plate on top of the plate. You may shake to loosen them. You can now remove the pie plate and put the Creepy Crawly Gelatin on the serving plate. It can be garnished with additional gummy worms.

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