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Gone Fishing Party Jell-O Dessert Cups

Make these adorable jello cups for your next fishing themed party! Complete with fishing pole and worm for added fun and 100% gluten free
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Kid-Friendly
Servings: 8 cups
Author: Christie @


  • 2 3 oz. boxes of blue berry flavored Jell-O
  • 1 17.2 oz. package of mandarin oranges (about 4 snack cups)
  • 1 package of gummy worms candy. I used SurfSweets Organic Gummy Worms!
  • 8 clear plastic cocktail cups
  • 8 plastic bendy straws
  • String
  • Tape


  • Make gelatin according to "quick set" instructions.
  • Add a few oranges to the bottom of each cup. These will be your "fish."
  • Pour small amount of gelatin into each cup until the oranges are JUST covered.
  • Place cups in fridge for about 10-15 minutes or until set.
  • Add another layer of oranges. Pour another small amount of gelatin into each cup until JUST covered.
  • Chill in fridge for another 10-15 minutes or until set.
  • Add even amounts of remaining gelatin to each cup. Chill until fully set.
  • Meanwhile, cut the bendy straws about 3-3.5 inches off the longer end of the straw. Still on the long end, cut a small vertical snip into the top and bottom of the straw opening. This will be the top of your fishing pole.
  • Take your string and tie around the end of one gummy worm. Thread the string into the slit of the straw with gummy worm hanging off the end. Tape the bendy end of the straw and end of the string to the top of the cocktail glass so that the worm hangs down above the gelatin. Cut off excess string. Repeat for remaining cups.
  • Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. Enjoy this sweet treat!