Gummy worms are one of the most popular candies ever. Invented in 1981 and cousin to the original gummy candy, gummy bears, these wriggly candy worms have always been loved by kids across America. In fact, they’re so popular that they have their own "holiday" — July 15. So come and celebrate these chewy, sugary worms with our all-time favorite worm-filled recipes, which will make every child squirm with delight.
Before you start, you’re going to need to stock up on gummy worms in all your favorite flavors from the grocery store, or, if you’re feeling adventurous (and have some time on your hands), you could even have a go at making your own. Gummy worms are perfectly suited to scarily bright, totally unnatural, neon recipes, as well as any cake or cookie which can make itself look like a heap of mud with worms crawling out of it. Scary and gruesome desserts are always the favorites of fearless kids.
Read on to be inspired to create some of these chewy, creepy, candy-filled recipes, which range from refreshing and simple gummy worm popsicles to a classic dirt cake to punch-infused with frozen gummy worms. Cooking with candy doesn’t get much more entertaining than this.