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Candy Corn Jell-O Shots

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Here's the Jell-O shots you need. A candy corn Jell-O shot that looks AND tastes just like a candy corn. You'll get notes of vanilla, honey, and butterscotch for the perfect fall treat!

Candy Corn Jello Shots Recipe

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN

These candy corn Jell-O shots a part of my 31 Days of Halloween. For each day in October, I come up with a cocktail recipe and snack recipe that perfectly matches a scary movie, Halloween movie, or a fun spooky activity. Check it out for all of your Halloween snack and drinking desires!

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VANILLA, BUTTERSCOTCH, & VANILLA

I'm sure you've seen 100 candy corn Jell-O shot recipes before. I've never actually made them before until I started creating this recipe because I always felt weird about a candy corn colored shot that tasted of orange and lemon. Seems strange, right? So, I set off on a mission to create a candy corn-colored shot that actually tastes like a candy corn. And guess what?? It actually tastes quite a bit like a candy corn! It's made with vanilla vodka, butterscotch schnapps, honey, and whipped cream for the perfect combination.

This shot was created for my Children of the Corn Halloween night! We had these candy corn shots and popcorn balls for everything corn-themed!


CANDY CORN JELL-O SHOT INGREDIENTS

Unflavored Gelatin: In order to be in complete control of the flavor of these shots, I opted to use unflavored gelatin.

Honey: Instead of sugar, I used honey since honey is used to make actual candy corns.

Vanilla Vodka: This brings in the vanilla flavor and the booze!

Butterscotch Schanpps: Adds some sweetness, big flavor, and booze to these shots.

Red and Yellow Food Coloring: To get the most beautiful candy corn shot!

Whipped Cream: Not only does this provide the white of the candy corn, but it also adds a creamy flavor!


HOW TO MAKE CANDY CORN JELL-O SHOTS

First, make the yellow vanilla layer of the Jell-O shot. Sprinkle 1 package (~1 tablespoon) of unflavored gelatin on 1/4 cup of cold water in a medium bowl, and let sit 5 minutes. Beat 1 tablespoon of honey into 1/2 cup of boiling water. Now beat the hot honey water into the gelatin. Stir in 1/2 cup of vanilla vodka and a few drops of yellow food coloring. Split between 10 2-ounce shot glasses. Each one should fill up about halfway. Place all shots into the fridge for about 2 hours until set.

Candy Corn Shots

Now on to the orange butterscotch layer! Repeat the same steps as above except this time stir in 1/2 cup of butterscotch schnapps, 2 drops of red food coloring, and 5 drops of yellow food coloring until you get an orange color. Pour into the 10 shot glasses with the set yellow layer until each shot is almost filled up to the top. Chill in fridge for another 2 hours until set.

Candy Corn Shots Recipe

Halloween Shots

Right before serving the candy corn shots, place a dollop of whipped cream on top. If desired, place a single candy corn on top of the whipped cream. Cheers!



WHAT TO SERVE WITH CANDY CORN JELL-O SHOTS

Popcorn Balls; Keep up with the Children of the Corn theme and make these popcorn balls! Enjoy a scary movie with everything corn-themed!



CANDY CORN JELL-O SHOTS QUESTIONS

What flavor are candy corns?
Candy corns have vanilla, sugar, honey, and butter flavors. Using vanilla vodka and butterscotch really make these fall flavors pop. I also used honey instead of sugar and the whipped cream really help make these Jell-O shots taste like a candy corn!

Why do you soak the gelatin in cold water first?
Allowing the gelatin powder to soak in cold water is called blooming. The gelatin will absorb the water and the granules will become bigger. This step is to ensure that your Jell-O shots will have a smooth texture. When the soaked gelatin is heated, the gelatin will then dissolve easily. If you added the gelatin powder directly to a hot liquid, you would get lumps.


For this recipe:

Candy Corn Shots for Halloween

Candy Corn Jell-O Shots

Here's the Jell-O shots you need. A candy corn Jell-O shot that looks AND tastes just like a candy corn. You'll get notes of vanilla, honey, and butterscotch for the perfect fall treat!

By Laura Bullock | Laura The Gastronaut

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Resting Time: 4 hours

| Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Yield: 10 2-ounce shots

Ingredients

For the Yellow Layer:

• 1/4 cup cold water
• 1 package (~1 Tablespoon) unflavored gelatin powder
• 1/2 cup boiling water
• 1 Tablespoon honey
• 1/2 cup vanilla vodka • 5 drops yellow food coloring

For the Orange Layer:

• 1/4 cup cold water
• 1 package (~1 Tablespoon) unflavored gelatin powder
• 1/2 cup boiling water
• 1 Tablespoon honey
• 1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps • 2 drops red food coloring • 5 drops yellow food coloring

For Serving:

Whipped Cream
Candy Corn, optional

Instructions

1. Make Yellow Layer: Sprinkled unflavored gelatin powder over cold water in a medium bowl, and let sit 5 minutes. Whisk honey into boiling water. Whisk hot honey water into the bowl of gelatin. Stir in vanilla vodka and yellow food coloring. Fill each of the 10 2-ounce shot glasses about halfway full. Chill in fridge about 2 hours until set.
2. Make the Orange Layer: Sprinkled unflavored gelatin powder over cold water in a medium bowl, and let sit 5 minutes. Whisk honey into boiling water. Whisk hot honey water into the bowl of gelatin. Stir in butterscotch schnapps and red + yellow food coloring until orange. Pour into the 10 shot glasses with the set yellow layer until each shot is almost filled up to the top. Chill in fridge about 2 hours until set.
3. Serve: Right before serving, top each shot with a dollop of whipped cream and a candy corn, if desired.

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Category: Cocktails, Halloween, Fall Cuisine: American

Keywords: Halloween shot, candy corn, jello shots, candy corn shot

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October 14, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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