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These Candy Corn Jello Shots are delicious and boozy treats with a fun and festive look. Gelatin layers in yellow, orange, and white make this shot resemble the candy corn treats that are so popular in the fall. They’re infused with whipped cream vodka, which adds a delicious and sweet whipped cream flavor to complement the fruity Jello. Then, they’re topped with fresh whipped cream and garnished with a candy corn for a cute finishing touch.
Candy Corn Jello Shots
Candy corn is one of the most recognizable fall treats, and Jello shots are always a fun way to liven up any party. Put the two together, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for fall festivities. Easy to make, inexpensive, and so cute that you’ll want to take a picture, these delicious shots will be a hit anywhere they go.
💗 Why We Love This Recipe
- Candy corn shots make a perfect treat for a Halloween party or other fall events.
- It’s a versatile shot that can be made with lots of different flavors of vodka – or with just plain vodka.
- If you replace the vodka with water when preparing the Jello, you’ll have a non-alcoholic treat that kids will love.
- It’s an easy recipe to make and doesn’t require any fancy tools or ingredients.
🥄 Recommended Tools
- individual cups (3 oz. plastic)
- medium saucepan
- measuring cups
- large cookie tray
- wire whisk
- pineapple Jello
- orange Jello
- Knox unflavored gelatin
- sweetened condensed milk
- hot water
- cold water
- whipped cream vodka, divided
- whipped cream for topping
- candy corn for topping
🎃 How to Make Candy Corn Jello Shots
Step One: Make the Yellow Layer
- Place your Jello cups on a large cookie tray.
- In a small saucepan, boil 1 cup of water. Remove from the heat and then whisk in pineapple jello mix. Stir until the Jello dissolves completely.
- Stir in ½ cup of vodka and ½ cup of water.
- Divide the yellow Jello between your plastic cups, filling each about one quarter to one third of the way full. Place the yellow layer in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
Step Two: Make the Orange Layer
- To make the second layer, bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat, whisk in the orange jello powder, and stir until dissolved.
- Add ½ cup water and ½ cup of vodka to the Jello.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely and then add the orange layer on top of the yellow layer, filling until each is about ¾ full. Move to the refrigerator again to chill for 2 hours.
Step Three: Make the White Layer and Add Toppings
- For the final layer, whisk together 1 cup of water and one of the Knox unflavored gelatin packets in a small saucepan. Place on the stove on medium heat until the mixture is hot and starts to steam. (You don’t need to bring it to a boil.)
- Add the sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream vodka and whisk until combined. Allow the white gelatin mixture to cool completely to room temperature.
- Add the top layer to your Jello shots and move them to the refrigerator to chill for another two hours. Before serving, add the whipped cream on top of the white layer and top with a candy corn.
Tips and Suggestions
- Be careful not to add too much vodka to your shots. It may be tempting to add extra, but the Jello won’t set if there’s too much alcohol.
- You can buy plastic shot cups with individual lids to make storage easier, but any plastic shot glasses or cups will work for these shots.
- If you’re short on time, you can omit the final layer and just make yellow and orange shots. The whipped cream topping can serve as the white layer, so the shots will still look like candy corn.
- You can substitute apricot or lemon Jello – or any flavors that come in orange and yellow in place of the pineapple and orange.
- Lots of flavors of vodka will work well in this recipe if you can’t find whipped cream vodka. Use pineapple or orange to match your Jello flavors or try plain or vanilla vodka instead.
- Top the whipped cream with orange and yellow sprinkles or sanding sugar if you don’t have any candy corn on hand.
Yes, these shots will keep for 7-8 days in the fridge but will taste better the sooner you serve them. For best results, serve your shots within 3-4 days of preparing them.
Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container or use the plastic Jello shot cups that come with individual lids. Do not freeze your shots as this will affect the texture of the Jello.
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Candy Corn Jello Shots
- 3 oz. package of pineapple jello or lemon
- 3 oz. package of orange jello
- 3 oz. envelope of knox unflavored gelatin
- 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk 1 can
- 4 cups water divided
- 1 ½ cups whipped cream vodka divided
- whipped cream for topping
- 16 candy corn for garnish
- 16 3 oz. plastic cups
- Place your Jello cups onto a shallow baking tray.
- In a medium saucepan, boil 1 cup water.
- Remove from the heat, and whisk in pineapple jello mix.
- Stir until dissolved.
- Stir in ½ cup cold water and ½ cup whipped cream vodka.
- Divide the jello among your plastic cups, filling about ¼-⅓ full.
- Move the cups to the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
- For the next layer, bring 1 cup of water to boil in a medium saucepan.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in orange jello mix.
- Stir until dissolved, then add ½ cup cold water and ½ cup whipped cream vodka.
- Allow the orange jello to cool completely before pouring evenly into your plastic cups, filling to about ¾ full.
- Move to the refrigerator to chill for another 2 hours.
- For the last layer, in a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup water and 1 envelope of knox gelatin.
- Heat on the stove until it is hot and steamy, no need to boil.
- Pour in sweetened condensed milk and whipped vodka, and whisk.
- Allow this mixture to cool completely, then finish filling the jello shots with this layer.
- Move them to the refrigerator for another 2 hours to chill.
- Before serving, top with whipped cream and a candy corn.
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