Monday, July 23, 2012

Dirt Cake with Jello Worms DYI Recipe

Dirt Cake with Jello Worms
DS turned 4 today, and we had a family get together for his birthday.
Besides the store bought cake I decided to try the Dirt Cake & Jello Worms Recipe.
what little boy dont loves Worms and Dirt!
You do not have to have dirt cake to enjoy the worms. just eating the worms by themselves is great fun!


*photo missing the unflavored gelatin.

I forgot to use it the first batch and the worms never turned out. opps 

ITEMS NEEDED:
1- 6oz Package Red/Grape Jello (Raspberry, Cherry, Grape)
Green Food Coloring - About 15 drops,
3/4 - cup Heavy Whipping Cream
100 Bendable Straws.
1 package (about 3/4 - 1oz) unflavored gelatin.

3 cups - boiling water

INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. in a medium bowl stir together Jello & unflavored gelatin, and boiling water.
  2. allow mixture to cool to slightly warm, 30-40mins roughly in the fridge
  3. while the mixture is cooling, extend the necks of the 100 straws place in a slim tall container (i used a popcorn container *see picture) the straws must be tight together (using a rubberband) and the container can not be to thick at the bottom or all the jello will run out into the bottom not feeling up the straws.
  4. stir in the heavy whipping cream and green food coloring (about 10-15 drops) -until grey/green worm color.  *i did this the first batch but forgot the second lol. so my worms that worked were red.
  5. after you have mixed all ingredients together pour the mixture into the straws
  6. cover straw container and let set in fridge for 8hrs. 
  7. remove straws from container, -there will be some jello not in the straws feel free to eat it! (we did)
  8. remove the worms from the straws, by pressing your fingers and rubbing them down and out of the straw. -long drawn out process, but worth it for the kids! 
  9. if your not going to use your worms right away place on wax paper and place in the fridge. 

whipping cream, jello, and adding the food coloring 
pour the mixture into the straws
wiggly jiggly wormy!
DS enjoying his wormy.


On to the Dirt Cake

ITEMS NEEDED:
1/2 cup butter, softened -1 stick
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar =powdered sugar
2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
3 1/2 cups milk
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
32 ounces chocolate sandwich cookies with creme filling =2 packages oreos



INSTRUCTIONS
  1. chop cookies in a food processor, if you do not have a food processor you can put some in a large ziplock bag, and smash them inside that.  note the white cream with disappear, and should be finely chopped looking like dirt. 
  2. Mix butter, cream cheese, and sugar in bowl. Combine milk, pudding and whipped topping together. (mixing all ingredients together)
  3. layer the pudding mixture in a cake pan, flower pot, Styrofoam container (like little worm containers), whatever you would like to use.
  4. then a layer of dirt (cookies) on top.
    I did a a small layer of dirt, then some worms, and covered them lightly with some more dirt.

butter, cream cheese, and confectioners' sugar
blend all ingredients together
using a food processor to grind up the cookies.

 
Bowl full of dirt! (oreos)


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