When my son decided to have a reptile themed party for his 7th birthday, I knew I was going to try making some gummy worm popsicles. I’m so glad we did! There was a huge heat wave in So Cal and they were the biggest hit of the party.
These popsicles are a total no-brainer and could be adapted for other themes if you want to swap out the gummy candy. No special skills are required. Just some basic equipment, gummy candy, soda and a freezer.
Equipment for Gummy Worm Popsicles
- One large bag of gummy candy – we used Trolli Sour Brite Crawlersbut really any gummy candy would work!
- 1-2 liters of Sprite, 7-up or your favorite clear lemon-lime flavored soda
- Popsicle bags
- Bag sealer (optional – we found it easier to knot our bags)
- Tray or bucket to freeze the popsicles on/in
Directions for Gummy Worm Popsicles
- Place 3-4 gummy worms in each popsicle bag
- Using funnel, carefully pour clear soda into bag. Fill about halfway to 2/3 full only and seal or knot. Be sure to leave some extra breathing room/space as the gas from the soda and the freezing process will make the bag expand some and you don’t want your popsicles to pop!
- Set popsicles upright in a tub or bucket or lay flat in a tray or container. If you freeze upright, the Gummy Worms will be on the bottom, which is ok – it’s something to look forward to! But if you want your gummy candy spread out, lay them flat to freeze. Just make sure there’s room for expansion no matter which way you freeze!
- Snip with scissors to open your gummy worm popsicles and serve your treat. We handed out large plastic cups for our guests to place the pops in and followed up with baby wipes.
We enjoyed these so much and they were so fun and so easy to make that we’ve decided no more lemonade stands… This summer we are going to host a popsicle stand!