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Candy Corn Jello Shots

October 14, 2021 | Updated August 8, 2022 | Laura

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These adorable candy corn Jello shots do not just look like candy corns, they taste like candy corn too! By using unflavored gelatin, I was able to be in control of the flavors to make these shots so delicious. You'll get notes of vanilla, honey, and butterscotch. These candy corn shots are perfect for fall, spooky season, and an adult Halloween party!

Candy Corn Jello Shots Recipe

Vanilla, Butterscotch, & Honey = Candy Corn

I'm sure you've seen 100 candy corn Jello 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. There's a butterscotch orange layer, a vanilla yellow layer, and whipped cream on top for the white layer. These shots are perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit or for your next Halloween party or any day during the fall season!

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 Shot Recipe: Ingredients

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

✽ Honey: Instead of sugar, I used honey. Honey is used to make actual candy corns and is the perfect addition to these shots!

✽ Vanilla Vodka: This brings in the vanilla flavor and the booze. It also won't give these shots a strong vodka taste like plain vodka would. This is the main flavor of the yellow Jello layer. Whilte I think the vanilla vodka makes these shots taste the most like candy corn, you could also use whipped cream vodka instead.

Good brands of vanilla vodka include Veil Vanilla Vodka, Smirnoff Vanilla, and Absolut Vanilla.

✽ Butterscotch Schnapps: Adds some sweetness, big flavor, and booze to these shots. This will be the main flavor of the orange Jello layer.

Some good brands of include Mr Stacks Butterscotch Schnapps and Dekuyper Buttershots.

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

✽ Whipped Cream: Not only does this provide the white of the candy corn, but it also adds a creamy flavor that makes the shots taste even more like real candy corn!

How to Make Candy Corn Jello Shots

➊ First, make the yellow vanilla layer of the Jello shot. Sprinkle 1 package (~1 tablespoon) of unflavored gelatin on 1/4 cup of water (room temperature)in a medium bowl or large measuring cup, and let sit 5 minutes.

Beat 1 tablespoon of honey into 1/2 cup of boiling water. Now whisk the hot water with honey into the set gelatin. Stir in 1/2 cup of vanilla vodka and a few drops of yellow food coloring.

Split between 10 2-ounce plastic cups. Each one should fill up about halfway. Place all shots into the fridge for about 2 hours until set. I like to put all of my shots on a baking sheet so they are easier to move in and out of the fridge.

Candy Corn Shots

βž‹ Now on to the orange Jell-o butterscotch layer! It's the same process as above with a few ingredient swaps. Sprinkle 1 package of unflavored gelatin on 1/4 cup of water (room temperature) in a medium bowl or large measuring cup, and let sit 5 minutes. Beat 1 tablespoon of honey into 1/2 cup boiling water. Now whisk the hot honey water into the set gelatin.

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 plastic shot cups 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

➌ 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!

Children of the Corn Movie Night

β€’ 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 Jello Shot: 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.

31 Days of Halloween

These tasty Jello shots are 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!

✽ Click here to head over to my Tiktok to watch these spooky Jello shots being made plus more! ✽
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Looking for more Jello shot recipes?

β†’ Check out all of my favorite Halloween Jello shots recipes and Halloween cocktails!

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Candy Corn Shots for Halloween

Candy Corn Jello Shots

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Chill Time: 4 hours | Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 10 shots

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These fun Halloween Jello shots do not just look like candy corns, they taste like candy corn too! By using unflavored gelatin, I was able to be in control of the flavors to make these the perfect boozy Halloween shots. You'll get notes of vanilla, honey, and butterscotch. These candy corn shots are perfect for fall and Halloween! They are sure to be a huge hit!

*Some of these ingredient links may be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*

Ingredients

For the Yellow Layer:

β€’ 1/4 cup cold water
β€’ 1 packet (~1 tablespoon) unflavored gelatin powder
β€’ 1/2 cup boiling water
β€’ 1 tablespoon honey
β€’ 1/2 cup vanilla vodka
β€’ 5 drops yellow food coloring

For the Orange Layer:

β€’ 1/4 cup cold water
β€’ 1 packet (~1 tablespoon) unflavored gelatin powder
β€’ 1/2 cup boiling water
β€’ 1 tablespoon honey
β€’ 1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps
β€’ 2 drops red food coloring
β€’ 5 drops yellow food coloring

For Serving:

β€’ Whipped Cream, for topping
β€’ Candy Corn, for topping

Instructions

➊ Make Yellow Layer: Sprinkle 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 set 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 or until set.
βž‹ Make the Orange Layer: Sprinkle 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 set gelatin. Stir in butterscotch schnapps and red + yellow food coloring until orange. Pour into the 10 plastic shot glasses with the set yellow layer until each shot is almost filled up to the top. Chill in fridge about 2 hours or until set.
➌ Serve: Right before serving, top each shot with a dollop of whipped cream and a candy corn, if desired.

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More Jello Shot Recipes:

✽ Pecan Pie Jello Shots (delicious recipe that contains all those wonderful pecan pie flavors inside of a jello shot)
✽ Cranberry Jello Shots (also a great fall shot- made with cranberry juice and fresh cranberries)
✽ Green Apple Jello Shots (these shots are packed full of so much green apple flavor)
✽ Caramel Apple Jello Shots (jello shots that have both green apple flavors and caramel flavors)
β†’ Check out all of my alcoholic shot recipes!

Bon appΓ©tit!

October 14, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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