Recipe for Jellied Worms


    Jellied Worms

    6 tablespoons granulated sugar
    2/3 cup cranberry juice cocktail
    4 tablespoons light corn syrup
    4 envelopes (4 tablespoons) unflavored gelatin
    Red food coloring
    Confectioners' sugar

    Place sugar, juice and corn syrup in a saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Sprinkle in gelatin and cook and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in 2 or 3 drops of food coloring.

    Pour mixture into a bread pan coated with vegetable oil spray. Let stand at room temperature until very firm, about 2 hours. Turn the pan over and remove the jelly. (If jelly sticks, set the bottom of the pan in hot water for a few minutes.) Place on a work surface sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.

    With a sharp knife or a small cookie cutter, cut the jelly into worm shapes. Place on a platter lined with wax paper. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.

    Makes about 1 pound.