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Creepy Halloween Squirm Jello Shots with gummy worms inside on a Halloween tray BoulderLocavore.com

Squirm Jello Shot Recipe

These jiggly, creepy Squirm Jello Shots are perfect for Halloween (and maybe a gardening party) with gummy worms inside. 
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 42
Calories 29kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 1/4 cups Water
  • 3 3-ounce packages Grape Jell-O (any color may be used)
  • 2 cups Vodka
  • 42 Gummy Worms
  • 42 Condiment Cups with lids or other vessel may be used


  • Prepare condiment cups by placing one gummy worm in each one.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 1/4 cups water to boil.  
  • Stir in the jello packages to dissolve. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the vodka and 3/4 cup ice cold water.  
  • Pour the jello mixture into each prepared condiment cup (about 1 1/2 ounce jello). Seal with lid and place in the refrigerator to set.


For a NON-ALCOHOLIC version: replace the 2 cups of vodka with water and proceed with the recipe as noted.
The total recipe time will depend on chilling until the shots are firm.  The time added for that is a three hour estimate.
Jello flavor/color note: These were made with grape jello to offset the color of the gummy worms but any color jello may be used.
Recipe adapted from Pinterest (no original source).


Calories: 29kcal