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Halloween BITES: Creepy Jigglers/Shooters

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halloween jello jigglers shooters

Here’s a fun Halloween party idea that can be tailored to adults OR kids… Jello Jiggler “Bites” or “Shots” with gummy body parts trapped inside! I tried this idea both ways; the orange jigglers were non-alcoholic and the yellow ones were the “cocktail” version – utilizing water and vodka – and both worked out great!

halloween jello jigglers shooters

You could do the “trapped gummy” thing with regular jello shots (served from shot glasses or plastic cups), but the “edible” idea sounded especially appropriate for a jiggler/shot that calls for a gummy candy inside… and I also love the idea of serving them up in neat rows on trays, “appetizer style“!

halloween jello jigglers shooters

All you need to recreate these are Gummy Body Parts – or another creepy gummy candy like gummy spiders or rats, plus jello and water.  Full recipes below, (adapted from Kraft).

halloween jello jigglers shooters

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Kid-friendly Creepy Jigglers

2-1/2 cups boiling water (Do not add cold water.)
2 (8-oz) pkg. JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor

STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 3 min. until completely dissolved. Let mixture cool to room temperature. Pour into 13×9-inch pan. Let mixture cool to room temperature, then add gummy candies. (Use a spoon to help guide gummies into the spot you want them, if desired.)

REFRIGERATE at least 3 hours or until firm.

DIP bottom of pan in warm water 15 sec. Cut jigglers into squares, making sure to cut all the way through gelatin to bottom of pan. Lift JIGGLERS® from pan. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

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Creepy Jello Shots

1.5 cups boiling water
1 cups vodka
2 (8-oz) pkg. JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor

STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 3 min. until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for a 3-5 minutes, then add vodka. Pour into 13×9-inch pan. Let mixture cool to room temperature, then add gummy candies. (Use a spoon to help guide gummies into the spot you want them, if desired.) Pour into 13×9-inch pan.

REFRIGERATE at least 3 hours or until firm.

DIP bottom of pan in warm water 15 sec. Cut jigglers into squares, making sure to cut all the way through gelatin to bottom of pan. Lift JIGGLERS® from pan. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

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halloween jello jigglers shooters

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

21 responses to “Halloween BITES: Creepy Jigglers/Shooters”

  1. Jen says:

    The best thing for these is the plastic souffle cups. Pour the liquid into them and the refrigerate. When cool pop the lids on & pass them out.

  2. Leigh says:

    I’ll be making these for sure!!

  3. Giselle C says:

    This is an AWESOME idea for kids and Adults! :)

    Quick question though…shouldnt we pour the jello mixture into the pan prior to putting in the gummy candy? That way then they will stay where you want them in the pan??

  4. Lara C says:

    I’d love to see these in a big glass jar, like specimens to pull out. Great idea with color-coding them, too! :)

  5. jenn s. says:

    Giselle –
    Yes – you’re correct! I was in a rush when I posted this this morning.. just fixed it. Thanks! :)

  6. Mia says:

    Great idea! Bet the kids will love this one!

  7. Down Pillow says:

    Such a fun idea :)

  8. Ellen Collis says:

    So fun! I’m 28, but my friends and I act like we’re 12 sometimes, so this is perfect ;)

    http://www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/

  9. Can’t wait to try these!

  10. ThatsSoYummy says:

    These are just terrriffficcccccc….

    I loved the spookiness of each of the body parts in the jello… my son got a kick out of them when I showed him the pics off your site..

    Especially the eyeballs, LOL. Just like a boy he would love that one.

    Thanks for sharing! :-)

  11. nakita says:

    i love this idea!!! thnx for sharing.

  12. Neelam says:

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  13. sassie tails says:

    I’ve got halloween cookie cutters i’m going to try to make some festive shots.

  14. candycandycandy says:

    These are so cute. I actually want to make them for Halloween without seeing this post and we ordered our “ghoulish” candy from the site below. They have candy body parts, blood and even eyeballs like in the picture. The eyeballs are the best I must admit.

  15. Chris says:

    My son’s birthday is on Friday and I think I will send these in for his birthday treat at school. Thanks for sharing.

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