Kale "Gummy Worms"

Serves: 8-12

Ingredients:


1 (10 ounce) bag Cut ‘N Clean Greens kale

1 (6 ounce) package lime jello

1 (6 ounce) package strawberry jello

20 envelopes knox powder gelatin

5 cups water

1/8 cup granulated sugar


Preparation:

Place 5 ounces of kale in blender with 2 1/2 cups water. Blend until smooth. Strain kale juice through a chinois. Reserve both the kale juice and kale pulp.

For Kale-Lime Gummy Layer:

Bloom lime jello package and 10 envelopes of powder gelatin in the 2 1/2 cups of kale juice. Place over low to medium heat until everything dissolves, stirring to minimize clumping. Pour onto a half sheet pan and cool until it sets.

For Strawberry Gummy Layer:

Bloom strawberry jello package and 10 envelopes of powder gelatin in 2 1/2 cups of water. Place over low to medium heat until everything dissolves, stirring to minimize clumping. Pour on top of the kale-lime gummy layer and cool until it sets.

When gummy is firm, remove from sheet pan, cut into rectangles and garnish with kale sugar.

For Kale Sugar:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Spread pulp evenly on a half sheet pan and place in oven until dehydrated (1-2 hours). When dehydrated place in a small food processor with 1/8 cup granulated sugar. Sprinkle or dip gummy worms right before serving.

Note: This recipe was kid tested and approved at the California Women for Agriculture Farm Day 2012.


Popular vegetable substitutions include: Kale or Organic Hearty Greens or Organic Rainbow Kale

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Garrett Nishimori, Chef Cut 'N Clean Greens.

Kale wiggles its way into this kid favorite snack.