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Candy Corn Jello Shots are so easy to prepare and make the perfect Halloween party food. Whether you slurp it, chew it, or eat it with a spoon (boring!), these shots taste sweet like the classic candy but are served as a jello cocktail concoction with a kick!
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Halloween Jello Shots
  2. Why We Love This Candy Corn Jello Shot Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Candy Corn Jello Shots
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. More Easy Jello Shot Recipes
  11. Candy Corn Jello Shots Recipe

This easy Candy Corn Jello Shots Halloween recipe is a fun take on the classic orange, yellow, and white candy, but this version is spiked with vodka and appropriate for adults only!

Cold, creamy, and full of fruity flavors, these Halloween jello shots can be prepared in 15 minutes using 3 kinds of gelatin, simple syrup, whipped cream, almond extract, and your favorite spirits.

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Easy Halloween Jello Shots

Halloween Candy Corn Jello Shots have the same layered look as the iconic Halloween candy, but these sweet treats are prepared in shot glass with a subtle boozy bite.

It is so easy to make these spiked candy corn shots striped with layers of white, orange, and yellow simply by dissolving both unflavored and flavored gelatin powders with water and vodka, stirring in something sweet and creamy, and letting it set until solid.

The best Halloween jello shots recipes begin with fun ideas that turn traditional sweet treats into adorable alcohol-infused finger food.

Whether or not you love candy corn or simply like slurping a candy-inspired grown-up colorful concoction, these layered Halloween jello shots are perfect for fall gatherings or when hosting a Halloween party.

Why We Love This Candy Corn Jello Shot Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 15 minutes.
  • Uses a handful of ingredients–no food coloring needed.
  • Fun, fruity, and festive.
  • A burst of vodka gives these sweet treats a boozy bite.
  • Perfect for Halloween, a fall party, or even Thanksgiving!

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Candy Corn Jello Shots ingredients

Ingredients

  • Knox unflavored gelatin
  • Orange Gelatin: I used orange-flavored Jell-O for this recipe.
  • Yellow Gelatin: I used lemon-flavored Jell-O for this recipe.
  • Vodka
  • Water
  • Simple syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Almond extract

Substitutions and Additions

  • Use Other Alcohol: I think the neutral taste of vodka works well with the different flavors of jello in this recipe, however feel free to use your favorite spirits. Halloween shots can be made with vodka, rum, whiskey, tequila, or whatever alcohol you prefer!
  • Add Other Flavors: You can skip the almond extract in the white layer if preferred. It just gives it more of a candy corn flavor to match the theme. You can even add other fruity flavorings in its place to pair with the other two layers.
  • Grab Your Garnish: Garnish your shots with candy corn and whipped cream. You can even add some sprinkles or sanding sugar.
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How to Make Candy Corn Jello Shots

  1. Prepare The White Layer: Pour the unflavored gelatin over the vodka and mix until the powder is wet. Let the gelatin bloom for 3-5 minutes and then pour the boiling water over the top and mix until fully dissolved. Add the simple syrup, stir, and whisk in the whipped cream.
    Pro Tip: Try to not whisk hard as you don’t want to become too foamy. 
  2. Set In A Shot Cup: Fill each shot cup about a third full with the white mixture and chill in the fridge for about an hour until set.
  3. Prepare The Orange Layer: Dissolve the orange jello with boiling water and then mix in the vodka and cold water. Whisk in the whipped cream and let the jello cool for 15 minutes. 
  4. Set In A Shot Cup: Fill each shot cup another third full with the orange jello mixture and chill in the fridge for an hour until set.
  5. Prepare The Yellow Layer: Dissolve the yellow jello with boiling water and then mix in the vodka and cold water. Whisk in the whipped cream and let the jello cool for 15 minutes. 
  6. Set In A Shot Cup: Fill each shot cup the final third full with the yellow jello mixture and chill in the fridge for an hour until set.
  7. Serve: Top with a dollop of whipped cream and some candy corn, serve, and enjoy!
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Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • I use a basic Wilton 1M frosting tip and disposable frosting bag to put the dollop of whipped cream on top of the shots. You can find it or a similar tip at most grocery stores such as Walmart.
  • Do not garnish the shots if you’re not serving them right away. If you garnish them and then stick them in the fridge, the whipped cream gets stiff and the candy gets sticky and chewy. It’s gross! They’re quick and easy to garnish, so fancy them up right before serving. 
  • If using glass shot glasses, you may want to provide mini spoons for serving your guests. You won’t be able to loosen the sides of the shot like you might in a typical plastic shot cup.

Storage

  • To Store: You can store your jello shots, uncovered, in the fridge for up to 2 days or covered for up to 5 days.
a couple glasses of Candy Corn Jello Shots

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make jello shots in advance?

Yes, these jello shots can be made ahead and should last for at least two days, uncovered in the fridge. However, if they’re covered well, they will last about 5 days. Do not freeze them.

Can I make my shots in smaller shot glasses?

Yes, you can use smaller shot glasses or cups to make your shots. You will get more shots out of this mixture so make sure you have more than 20 cups. Each color just gets a third of the glass you use. It’s a pretty easy transition.

Why do my shots have white lines between the layers?

You may end up with really light white lines in between each layer due to the whipped cream settling in each layer. There’s really no way around this unless you skip the whipped cream, but the whipped cream helps define each layer, especially since they give a see-through color without the whipped cream and the orange taints both the white and yellow.

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Candy Corn Jello Shots

Serves — 20
Candy Corn Jello Shots are so easy to prepare and make the perfect Halloween party food. Whether you slurp it, chew it, or eat it with a spoon (boring!), these shots taste sweet like the classic candy but are served as a jello cocktail concoction with a kick!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

White Layer:

  • 2 packets Unflavored Gelatin (0.25 ounces each)
  • ½ cup Vodka
  • ½ cup Boiling Water
  • ½ cup Simple Syrup
  • ½ cup Whipped Cream
  • ½ teaspoon Almond Extract

Orange Layer:

  • 1 box Orange Gelatin (3 ounces)
  • ¾ cup Boiling Water
  • ½ cup Cold Water
  • ½ cup Vodka
  • cup Whipped Cream

Yellow Layer:

  • 1 box Yellow Jello (3 ounces)
  • ¾ cup Boiling Water
  • ½ cup Cold Water
  • ½ cup Vodka
  • cup Whipped Cream

Garnish (optional):

  • Whipped Cream
  • Candy Corn

Instructions
 

  • Add the vodka for the white layer to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Pour the gelatin packets over the top and give it a light mix to ensure all of the powder gets wet.
  • Leave the gelatin to sit for about 3-5 minutes or until bloomed.
  • Pour the boiling water over the top and mix until fully dissolved.
  • Add the simple syrup and give a slight stir.
  • Add the whipped cream and whisk until fully combined. Do your best to not whisk hard as you don’t want to become too foamy.
  • Using an injector or pourable measuring glass, fill each shot cup to about a third full.
  • Place in the fridge on an even surface for about an hour until set.
  • When the white layer is almost set, add the orange jello to a medium mixing bowl and add the boiling water.
  • Stir until dissolved and add the vodka and cold water. Stir.
  • Add the whipped cream and lightly whisk until combined.
  • Let the jello sit and cool down a bit more as the white layer finishes setting. About 15 minutes.
  • Using the injector or pourable measuring cup again, fill the shot glasses another third of the way with the orange jello mixture.
  • Chill for another hour or until set.
  • Repeat steps 9-14 for the yellow layer.
  • Once the yellow layer has fully chilled, top with a dollop of whipped cream and some candy corn, and enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Yields: About 20 2-Ounce Shots
Storage:
You can store your jello shots, uncovered, in the fridge for up to 2 days or covered for up to 5 days.
Tips:
  • I use a basic Wilton 1M frosting tip and disposable frosting bag to put the dollop of whipped cream on top of the shots. You can find it or a similar tip at most grocery stores such as Walmart.
  • Do not garnish the shots if you’re not serving them right away. If you garnish them and then stick them in the fridge, the whipped cream gets stiff and the candy gets sticky and chewy. It’s gross. They’re quick and easy to garnish, so fancy them up right before serving. 
  • If using glass shot glasses, you might provide mini spoons to serve the shots with as you won’t be able to loosen the sides of the shot like you might in a typical plastic shot cup. 
  • These can be made ahead and should last for at least two days, uncovered in the fridge. However, if they’re covered well, they will last about 5 days. Do not freeze. 
  • You can use smaller shot glasses or cups, and you will get more shots out of this mixture. Each color just gets a third of the glass you use. It’s a pretty easy transition.
  • You can skip the almond extract in the white layer, if preferred. It just gives it more of a candy corn flavor to match the theme. You can even add other flavorings in its place such as a fruity flavor to go with the other two layers.
  • You may end up with really light white lines in between each layer due to the whipped cream settling in each layer. There’s really no way around this unless you skip the whipped cream, but the whipped cream helps define each layer since they give a see through color otherwise and the orange taints both the white and yellow

Nutrition Info

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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