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Candy Corn Halloween Jello Shots

If there’s one thing that’s synonymous with Halloween, it’s candy corn! Love it or hate it, candy corn is a quintessential fall food that people recognize. If you’re throwing a party for “spooky season,” take it to the next level with these alcoholic Candy Corn Halloween Jello Shots. They’ve got the layered look of the candy, taste sweet and a few of them will get you buzzed. I can’t think of a more fun party drink for Halloween!

How to make a layered Halloween Candy Corn Jello Shot! It's perfect for parties.

Jello shots have been around for years and they’re easy to make a big batch of for parties. You can batch purchase jello shot containers off of Amazon for cheap, which is the easiest way to go. They’ve got the lids so you can stack them in the fridge for easy storage before your party.

Halloween is such a fun time for boozy party drinks. I love a little bit of gore and spooky stuff for a festive touch. Need a non-alcoholic drink? Check out my Non-Alcoholic Halloween Party Punch that the kids can enjoy. With floating eyeballs and dripping “blood” – it’s a spooky touch for the younger crowd.

How To Make Candy Corn Jello Shots For Halloween

Essentially, you’re making three different layers. After preparing the different layers, you’ll carefully add them on top of each other for the layered candy corn look. They’re pretty easy to make, you just want to ensure you have plenty of time for each layer to set.

Halloween Candy Corn Jello Shot Recipe

When To Make Jello Shots Before A Party

Since you need each layer to set, you want to make these the day before a party. Nobody wants jello shots that aren’t fully set. Ensuring you have enough time to refrigerate, will make all of the difference in the texture. They’ll taste great no matter what. Pull them out just prior to the party starting or serve over ice and let your guests grab them off the ice.

Other Halloween Themed Recipes To Accompany Your Jello Shots

If you’re looking to add to your jello shots, and need some more party recipes, I’ve got you covered! Spooky and festive is what you need, with all of the halloween colors. Think of purple, black, orange and lime green. Those are the colors that will really add to your party.

Halloween Finger Food Recipes For Parties:

Using Top-Shelf Alcohol vs. Cheaper Brands

The flavor of these Candy Corn Halloween Jello Shots are going to be sweet no matter what you use. Top shelf alcohol will make a smoother flavor. Going with a cheaper brand isn’t bad though because of the sugar content. It will cut any burning that you’d have if you were drinking it on your own. So go ahead and use what you’ve got on hand!

I used Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, but there are many brands that sell vanilla vodka and it’s easy to find all year round.

How Long Do Leftover Jello Shots Last?

Since they’ve got alcohol in them, it acts as a preservative. You can store the leftover jello shots in your fridge for several weeks and enjoy them. However, the jello shots do not freeze well because it changes the texture. Enjoy them right after making them or soon after.

Layered Candy Corn Jello Shot Recipe

Serving Your Jello Shots At A Party

In my experience, when the jello shots come out, they don’t last long! However, you might need a way to keep them from melting. I like to serve mine over ice. You can use a beverage bucket and fill it with ice. Transfer the Candy Corn Jello Shots right before your party begins and keep them over ice. Did you know that adding some kosher salt to your ice will keep it from melting? That’s what to do!

What You Need To Make Candy Corn Jello Shots

Directions To Make Candy Corn Halloween Jello Shots

Using a medium bowl, add 1 C cold water and the 4 unflavored gelatin packages. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Whisk in the 2 C boiling water and whisk until dissolved.

Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk and 1 C Vanilla Vodka. Allow the white mixture to cool slightly. Divide the mixture into three bowls.

In one bowl, whisk in a few drops of the yellow gel food coloring. In the second bowl, whisk in a few drops of the orange gel food coloring. Leave the third bowl color free.

Using the syringe, fill the the containers 1⁄3 way fill with the white jello. Place into the fridge for 45 minutes. Using the orange jello, fill the containers another 1/3rd layer.

Place into the fridge for 45 minutes. Using the yellow jello, fill the containers with the yellow jello. Place into the fridge overnight to allow it to completely set. Garnish with candy corn and enjoy!

Yield: 16 (1oz) Jello Shocks

Halloween Candy Corn Jello Shot

Halloween Candy Corn Jello Shot Recipe

How to make a layered Candy Corn Jello Shot for Halloween parties! These taste sweet, like the candy, and look so festive for spooky season.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 2 seconds
Additional Time 7 hours
Total Time 9 hours 20 minutes 2 seconds

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
  • 2 (14 oz) Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4 (.25 oz) Packages of Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1 Cup Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka
  • 16 1 oz To-go Condiment Containers With Lids
  • Yellow and Orange Gel Food Coloring
  • Garnish: Candy Corn
  • Tools Needed: Measuring Cup With Spout or a Large Syringe

Instructions

    1. Using a medium bowl, add 1 C cold water and the 4 unflavored gelatin packages. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

    2. Whisk in the 2 C boiling water and whisk until dissolved.

    3. Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk and 1 C Vanilla Vodka. Allow the white mixture to cool slightly.

    4. Divide the mixture into three bowls. In one bowl, whisk in a few drops of the yellow gel food coloring.

    5. In the second bowl, whisk in a few drops of the orange gel food coloring. Leave the third bowl color free.

    6. Using the syringe (our measuring cup with spout), fill the the containers 1⁄3 way fill with the white jello. Place into the fridge for 45 minutes.
    7. Using the orange jello, fill the containers another 1/3rd layer. Place into the fridge for 45 minutes.

    8. Using the yellow jello, fill the containers with the yellow jello. Place into the fridge overnight to allow it to completely set. Garnish with candy corn and enjoy!

Notes

Keep the jello shots in the refrigerator until right before serving. If possible, you want to keep them chilled during a party - by serving over ice.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 259mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

**nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.

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