Homemade gummy worms

Claire Gallam

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Are your kids crazy for gummies? Leave the chemical filled dollar gummy worms at the store and make your own healthy, preservative-free squirmy snacks instead!

There are no weird ingredients or ones you can't pronounce in this recipe — just simple ingredients you can buy at the store! These homemade gummy worms are perfect lunchbox snacks and after-school treats for kids and adults.

Homemade gummy worms

Yields about 2 dozen worms


  • 1 (4 ounce) package sugar-free cherry gelatin
  • 1 (4 ounce) package sugar-free lime gelatin
  • 2 (0.3 ounce) packages drink mix (like Kool-Aid)
  • 3 (1 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Liberally spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients until the sugar dissolves. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and chill for at least 4 hours.
  3. Once set, cut the mix into gummy worms.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.