I followed the recipe found HERE exactly, except I used strawberry jello and added about 10 drops of green food coloring. They turned out to be the hit of the night. They were definitely worth the effort. A few helpful things I learned while making them: 1. Straighten out the bend in the straws. 2. Use needle-nosed pliers to hold the end of the straw while squeezing down with the other hand. 3. Run hot water over the straws while squeezing them out onto the plastic wrap.