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Halloween Fun and Jelly Worm Recipe

Jelly worms

This Halloween our St Leonard’s service decided to go all out in the resource centre. Decorations galore, with spiders’ webs and ghostly stares – the centre looked altogether spooky.

To keep with the theme, we wanted to share a Halloween inspired recipe. This is not just any recipe; this is a withYOU recipe!

Why not try the Halloween Jelly Worms?



  • 2 leaves gelatine
  • 135g pack of orange jelly – 250ml boiling water
  • 150ml of cold water
  • Edible gold leaf (optional) – Lots of straws

To serve

Oreo Biscuits, whites removed and then crush to fine powder.


Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for 5 minutes. Cut the jelly into cubes in a bowl. Squeeze the water from the gelatine leaves and add to the bowl then pour over the boiling water stirring to completely dissolve. When the lumps have gone stir through the cold water and glitter. Allow to cool completely (this way the gold glitter won’t completely sink to the bottom).

Meanwhile stretch out your straws so the bendy bit is as full as it can be, then find a long glass to put them in. You should have enough so they fit snuggly. If they don’t, tie the straws together with string or an elastic band. Once the jelly is cool, pour into your glass then add the straws – bendy bit first as this will be your wiggly worm. Chill in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight until the jelly has set.

To serve, add the crushed Oreos onto a plate or board, then add the sprigs of rosemary. Remove the straws from the jelly, quickly run the straws under warm water, then push the worms out onto the Oreo ‘mud’.

Party Time

We had a Halloween party and Maria, Rena, Christine, Liz, Keith, Sylvia, Lorna and Rose all attended. We wanted to tell you how much fun we had. We made worms, played games and decorated our cake spiders in the resource centre.

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