Monday, October 29, 2012

Candy Corn Jello Shots on a Popsicle Stick

So here we are ... waiting for Franken-storm to hit the DC area. The Metro system is shut down, the Federal Government is shut down. Work is closed. I figured I might as well make some jello shots while I still have power.

Truth be told... I made these last night and I scheduled this post because there is a very good chance I have don't have power right now.


The plan for today is to do as much work as I can from my Blackberry and finally carve our pumpkins (I'll post those photos if I can). You can still carve pumpkins without power! Aaaaand they will be a spooky source of light when the sun goes down. 


So, the jello shots. I don't know why I didn't think of this idea much sooner. The summer and Fourth of July version (watermelons and red, white and blue bomb pops) have already been conceived.

I'm still working on a method to make the yellow and orange jello a matte color instead of see through, the layers will show better that way.

 

I did do one thing differently though ... I used condensed milk instead of coconut milk. I get a good amount of emails asking "why coconut milk?" and "can I use regular milk?" You sure can. I just think coconut milk is absolutely delicious.

I went with condensed milk because it's sweetened and will add flavor to the gelatin.

Sorry if these little guys are too late for your party!

Candy Corn Jello Shots on a Popsicle Stick
1 small box lemon or yellow Jello
1 small box orange Jello
1 packet Knox Gelatin
1 small can condensed milk
Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

Important tips: I made the jello thicker and stronger than usual to keep it on the stick, also it's important to lightly spray the plate you serve these cuties on with some cooking spray. Not enough to actually see it, but enough so when your guests pick up their shot it wont stay stuck on the plate. 

White Layer
3-4 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup water
1 packet Knox Gelatin
1/2 cup Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

1. Put your tablespoons condensed milk into your measuring cup. Add enough water until it's level at 1/2 cup. Whisk until combined. Add to sauce pan, without heat. Sprinkle your gelatin packet on top and let it sit for a minute. After it sits, stir and turn on medium heat until the gelatin dissolves and is combined. Pour this mixture into your loaf pan. Let it firm up for a few hours.

Orange Layer
1 (small) box orange jello
2/3 cup water
2/3 Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

1. Boil your 2/3 cup water and then add your orange jello packet. When it has all dissolved add to your 2/3 cup cold vodka.

2. Pour all of your orange jello mixture on top of the hardened white layer and refrigerate until firm. 

Yellow Layer
1 (small) box yellow jello
2/3 cup water
2/3 Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

1. Boil your 2/3 cup water and then add your yellow jello packet. When it has all dissolved add to your 2/3 cup cold vodka.

2. Pour all of your yellow jello mixture on top of the hardened white layer and refrigerate until hard or overnight.

Slicing and Serving Directions
1 sharp knife
1 triangle cookie or fondant cutter (optional)
Mini wooden popsicle sticks (they have them at Michael's or other craft stores)

1. Let your loaf pan sit in a small puddle of warm water, flip over your loaf pan on to a cutting board. If the jello doesnt come out (and you want to come out WHOLE) Run a butter knife around the edges of the loaf pan before you flip. 

2. Slice pieces off of the jello as if you were cutting slices of bread. Make triangles. 

3. Spray your serving tray with a baking or cooking oil. Stick your popsicle sticks into the bottom of the jello shot until it is secure and keep refrigerated until serving.



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5 comments:

  1. Freaking storm is going to suck. I say you drive over here and bring me those jello shots before we lose power. Not even joking. Gimme, gimme, gimme!

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  2. These are so cute. And yes, New York is also basically shut down and waiting for Sandy :(

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  3. Of course you did! Love your festive jello shots. :)

    Come check out the Pumpkin Pie Shots I made for my Halloween this year!
    http://www.becauseofmadalene.com/2012/10/pumpkin-pie-shots.html

    xo,
    Christina

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  4. These are super cute! Sorry to hear about people stealing your pictures. You do great work and I think anyone who reads you would notice your work anywhere.

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  5. Stay safe Michelle!

    This is the perfect way to hunker down. You had me at jello. Love that you put these on a stick. It's like a grown up candy apple with the candy and toss in some alcohol. Love!

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