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Friday, October 26, 2012

Recipe Friday: Candy Corn Jello Shots

Okay, so I know I should have outgrown Jello shots some time last millennium. And I did. Mostly. But every year at the not-quiet-famous-but-I-talk-about-it-way-too-much Book Club Beach Trip we have Jello shots. Heart Breaker, Soul Shaker makes them and we slurp them down right on the beach under our umbrellas.

The Baby with Mr. The Baby. He was not with us.
This year, after she had a few,  The Baby got up and danced in the sand and sung some Bon Jovi. Then she sang Patsy Cline. Then she sang Cher. She was very cute and she really can sing.

Anyway. See what I mean about not being able to let that yearly infernal beach trip go? I swear that it's almost like, "This one time at band camp--I mean beach trip."

Moving on. We never have Jello shots this festive. I admit, I have not made these, but I am making them this weekend to take to a party and I will report in next week. I really don't see how one could go wrong with the ingredients.

Though, maybe they got it backwards. maybe the yellow should be in the bottom and the white on top. Hmm. I am going to try it both ways. 

Candy Corn Jell-O Shots

Mix the white layer first and fill your Jell-O shot cups about 1/3 full (about ¼ inch deep on a 2oz cup), then chill till firm. Mix the orange layer and fill the cups till they’re about 2/3 full. Keep in mind that you’ll need a little room at the top because you won’t be filling the cups to the brim with the final layer. After the orange layer has chilled, mix up the yellow layer and top off the shots. 

White Layer 

1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canned, unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Vanilla Schnapps
Sprinkle the gelatin over the coconut milk and water in a saucepan and let sit for a few minutes. Heat over low heat, stirring, until the gelatin starts to dissolve. Add the sugar and stir till dissolved. Cool till just warm. Stir in the vanilla schnapps.

Orange Layer 

3 oz. pkg Orange Jell-O
1 cup water
4 oz. Orange sherbet (about one scoop)
1/2 cup Vanilla schnapps
3 Tbsp Butterscotch schnapps (optional)
Orange food coloring (if desired)
Bring the water to a boil. Add to Jell-O and stir till dissolved. Add sherbet while still warm and mix thoroughly as it melts. Allow to cool to room temperature. Stir in vanilla and butterscotch schnapps. Add a few drops of orange food coloring to make the color more vivid if you want to.

Yellow Layer 

3 oz. pkg Pineapple Jell-O
1 cup water
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1/2 cup Vanilla schnapps
Yellow food coloring (if desired)
Bring the water to a boil. Add to Jell-O and stir till dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature. Stir in coconut milk and vanilla schnapps. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring for more vivid color.

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