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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

By |2016-12-25T10:08:57+00:00October 16th, 2009|Cocktails, Halloween|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.

21 Comments

  1. Jen October 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    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 October 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I’ll be making these for sure!!

  3. Giselle C October 16, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    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 October 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

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

  5. [email protected] October 16, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Wow! These sure are creepy…but they’re colorful and cute, too. My kids would love them!

  6. jenn s. October 16, 2009 at 7:12 pm

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

  7. Mia October 17, 2009 at 6:54 am

    Great idea! Bet the kids will love this one!

  8. Down Pillow October 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Such a fun idea :)

  9. Ellen Collis October 19, 2009 at 9:26 am

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

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  10. Tonya -Soap Cafe October 19, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Can’t wait to try these!

  11. ThatsSoYummy October 22, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    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! :-)

  12. nakita October 26, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    i love this idea!!! thnx for sharing.

  13. Neelam October 29, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  14. sassie tails October 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm

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

  15. candycandycandy April 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    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.

  16. Chris October 25, 2011 at 11:25 am

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

    • Chris M October 25, 2011 at 11:27 am

      Non-alcoholic of course!!!

      • jenn s. October 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

        Ha ha… Don’t worry, Chris… we assumed you meant non-alcoholic ;)

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