Woohoo! Halloween is tomorrow! Are you dressing up? Going to a party? Taking kiddos trick-or-treating? I’ll be dressing up but staying home to pass out candy to the ONSLAUGHT of kids that show up at our front door! And I might be eating one of these donuts! Freshly Dug Grave Donuts! These donuts are easy to make, but a bit time consuming to make the Jello worms. If you’re making Jello Worms for another recipe (like a bowl of dirt worms), why not add a few to the top of a donut? Mostly the time consuming part is waiting on the Jello to set and then getting the worms out of the straws. Oh, and if you make the donuts from scratch, that’s going to take some time, too! But don’t worry, I’ve got a step-by-step guide below on how to make everything. First, you’re going to need some ingredients to make those worms! You need bendy straws, some unflavored gelatin (4 packs), 2 packages of Jello (your flavor choice), green food coloring, 3/4 cup of heavy cream, 3 cups of boiling water, and a container to put the straws in. I used a tall carafe. NOTE: do NOT follow the directions on the back of the Jello box to make these, it will mess up your worms.
And here’s how you make creepy Jello worms:
- First, prep your straw by undoing all the bendy parts, put them together in a circle and put a rubber band around them if your container isn’t tight enough, then put them in your tall container.
- Start by boiling your 3 cups of water. Once it comes to a boil, remove from the heat, add in your Jello packets and your gelatin packets and stir.
- Next, add your heavy cream and 10-15 drops of green food coloring and stir.
- Then pour your mixture into the straws. Most will come out the bottom. If you want to prevent that, then put a slice of bread down at the bottom of the straws to prevent the Jello mix from coming out.
- Refrigerate your straws for 1-2 hours until the Jello is set.
- Then, using the back of a wooden spoon or spatula, slide each worm out of the straws.
While the Jello sets, go ahead and make your donuts. You’re going to make Bismarck donuts (donuts sans hole) which you can fill with chocolate custard and top with a chocolate ganache glaze. Or, you can go and purchase your donuts for a quicker donut. Then, prep your “dirt.” I used some Oreo cookies, put them in a zip lock bag and gave them a good smashing with a rolling pin. Once your worms are done, top your donuts with the ganache, “dirt,” and worms and serve!
I’m sad that #13NightsOfDonuts is almost over! Be sure to check back tomorrow night for the final donut and a full round-up!