Slime bug cups

Beyond the layer of chocolate biscuit dirt, spooky sweets, spiders, snakes and worms lies a layer of slime-like lime jelly

  • Prep:25 mins
    plus setting
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 286
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 55g
  • sugars 47g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 4 x 135g packs lime jelly
  • a selection of animal and bug sweets (see tips, below, for our selection)
  • 2 x 154g packs Oreo biscuits


Spooky sweets

Ant sprinkles: Cake Angels Sugar Ants, available from Frogs: Haribo Gummix, available from Poundland. Haribo Super Mix, from Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

Spooky sweets

Mushrooms: Available from most sweet shops or pick & mix stalls. Plastic spider cake toppers: From 
Snails: Haribo Gummix, available from Poundland.

Spooky sweets

Snakes: The Natural Confectionery Co Jelly Snakes, available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. Worms: The Natural Confectionery Co Jelly Squirms, available from Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

What to use for cups

Save leftover plastic pots from houmous and dips to use for your bug cups.


  1. Make up the jelly following pack instructions. Pour a third of the mixture into 12 small glasses or plastic pots. Add a couple of bugs to each pot, then leave to set in the fridge, keeping remaining jelly at room temperature.

  2. Once set, add more bugs to each container (lean some against edges, so they stick out the top). Pour over a third of the jelly and leave to set in the fridge. Repeat with remaining bugs and jelly.

  3. For the soil topping, place cookies in a plastic bag and, using a rolling pin, bash into crumbs, then tip onto a plate.

  4. Just before serving, sprinkle a layer of soil over each set jelly, then top with a mushroom, a slug and some ants or your choice of creepy crawlies.

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