Sunday, November 2, 2014

Candy Corn Jello Shots

Happy (belated) Halloween! I hosted a Halloween party over this weekend, and I tried to make a layered cocktail to resemble candy corn, but that didn't work. I had to improvise, and made jello shots instead!

These are simple to make, fun to look at, and tasty! They take a few hours for the gelatin to set up, but require minimal work! It's a great way to surprise your friends, and a fun way to celebrate!

Candy Corn Jello Shots (Makes 32 2-oz shots)
1- 8 oz can Cream of Coconut
4 oz Water
4 oz White Rum
.25 oz Unflavored Gelatin Powder
12 oz Peach Mango Juice
4 oz Mango Rum
.25 oz Unflavored Gelatin Powder
12 oz Pineapple Juice
4 oz Elderflower Liquor
.25 oz Unflavored Gelatin Powder

1. Combine cream of coconut, water, and rum in a measuring cup or a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, add about 4 ounces of the mixture to the gelatin powder. Mix thoroughly.
3. Microwave the gelatin mixture for about a minute.
4. Add the gelatin mixture slowly into the coconut mixture, while mixing constantly. Mix until incorporated.
5. Place the vessels (2 oz plastic cups work well) onto a baking sheet for easy storage and transport.
6. Pour a small amount of coconut mixture into each cup. Create a layer that is about 1/3in tall.
7. Place the cups into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, until the coconut layer is set. It will not be stiff, but it will be set enough for another layer.
8. Repeat the mixing process with the peach mango layer. Mix the mango rum with the peach mango juice, and pour about 4 ounces into the gelatin.
9. Repeat with the pineapple layer. Mix the pineapple juice and elderflower liquor together to finish the final layer.
10. Allow the jello shot to set up completely, for about an hour. Serve cold.

Not only do these look great, they taste awesome! They don't taste like the super sugary candy corn, but have much more palate-pleasing tropical flavors that are actually enjoyable! Make these to share with your friends!

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