Oh heyyy there friends! Tomorrow is Halloween, and for some reason it’s one of my favorite holidays.
I’m not sure why this is. I’m not someone who goes cray-zay with the make-up and the costumes and whatnot. I don’t cover my apartment in cotton cobwebs and I don’t buy lots of dry ice to make it look like there’s potions a-brewing on my stove.
But I love it none the less.
You know what else I love? Gummy worms. And for some reason I feel like gummy worms are tucked into this category of “children only” candy. Any self-respecting adult can walk into the store and grab a candy bar without drawing much attention.
But gummy worms? Then you’re going to start getting looks. It’s like, if a grown woman needs something gummy and chewy that both looks and feels like nothing found in nature, she’s forced to choose between peach rings and spearmint leaves. What gives?
But not this weekend! Gummy worms are both acceptable and downright appropriate.
Especially when you freeze them into popsicle molds…with a little splash of vodka. Because this whole thing started with us being adults capable of making our own decisions, right?
Make these little holiday treats for your buddies this weekend. Then, in June when you’re all laying poolside and they’re all “oh remember those gummy worm popsicles you made?!” make them again.
You’re a grown up, after all.
GUMMY WORM POPSICLES
Makes 6 popsicles
1 4-oz. bag of gummy worms
1 part vanilla vodka (optional)*
3 parts coconut water*
*about 1 1/4 cups liquid total
Place about 4 gummy worms in each of your popsicle molds. If using, mix the vodka and coconut water in a measuring cup. Fill the popsicle molds just about to the top (they won’t expand too much) and place in your freezer. Freeze for 4 hours or until frozen solid.
Run your popsicles under warm water and squeeze the mold to release. Enjoy immediately!