Halloween Jello Shots
This recipe for boozy Halloween Jello Shots are a colorful, fun Halloween party ideas. Learn how to make these cute Halloween shots because they will be a cocktail party favorite.
Everyone loves making jello shots for Halloween as they just go perfectly with the holiday. They’re such a staple of the celebrations! Halloween jello shots are such a fun kind of shot you only get around the time of Halloween. They are so fun to make and also to drink (or, actually, I guess you eat them). Halloween recipes are so fun, right?
To make these, you only need a box of Jello and some fun candies or spooky plastic spiders for decoration. If you’re feeling ambitious, make the spiderwebs out of some melted milk chocolate. You also will need shot cups with lids to serve these in. So, if you’re looking for Halloween party ideas, these bad boys are a great one to add to your party list!
To be honest, I could totally skip Halloween and be OK with it, but you might as well have fun with the “holiday” since it’s coming, whether I like it or not. Ha! My favorite part about Halloween is these jello shots and the fact that the Christmas season officially starts (for me) the day after. My tree goes up every year on November 1st! A few years in a row it totally went up before Halloween. I got some confused comments from the trick-or-treaters, asking me if it was mean to be a Halloween tree. I said, “no”, it’s a Christmas tree. You’re not seeing things.
This is an absolutely awesome spooky recipe to keep in mind if you’re hosting a holiday Halloween party and need a last-second addition to the table (and if you’re like me, it’s always a last-minute decision when bringing a dish to pass somewhere). That is how I roll! Even if you’re headed to someone else’s house for a Halloween festivity, consider bringing a batch of these Halloween Jello Shots to share with the 18+ crowd!
So, again, if you’re looking for a fun and boozy addition to this year’s Halloween party, these Halloween Jello Shots are exactly what you need (ok, and this Pumpkin Sangria). They can easily made with ingredients of your choice! Feel free to have fun with it. You can use this basic recipe with any flavor or color of jello you want, plus a few gummy candies that you have on hand.
If you want to make these quickly, you can also just add a little swirl of whipped cream with some fall-colored sprinkles on top to make these even easier for yourself. The sky is the limit here. No need to go crazy with the plastic spiders or the chocolate spider webs (although totally cute).
The colorful little treats here make me be a little less of a “Halloween Grinch”, so I consider that a win. These Halloween Jello Shots are definitely a quick and easy way to get into the Halloween spirit!
Mores spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes for you:
Spiderweb S’mores Dip: Creamy melted white chocolate topped with toasted marshmallows served with graham crackers, cookies, or fruit for dipping.
Halloween Witch Hat Cookies: the perfect dessert recipe for Halloween! They are both spooky (in a totally adorable way), super delicious, and great Halloween cookies to make with kids (big or small).
Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups: cute, kid-friendly dessert recipe for fall, Thanksgiving and Halloween parties!
Mummy Oreo Truffles: adorable and so easy to make! With just a few ingredients and a fun time decorating, you will have these super cute treats that kids will love!
Halloween Boo Meringues: fun and easy Halloween recipe for kids for a party! The whole family will love them!
Halloween Chocolate Pretzel Spider Webs: fun sweet & salty dessert recipe to serve for a children’s or adult Halloween party! They are easy to make and look fab on your party table!
Some people prefer the 2 ounce cups for jello shots and those work fine, but you will get less shots out of each batch.
This recipe is easy to double or triple depending on amount of party guests.
You can use flavored vodka if you prefer.
I would wait until you are ready to serve before topping with the whipped cream, sprinkles or spiderwebs.
These can also be made non-alcoholic by substituting the vodka for water.
You can also top these with Halloween sprinkles, fake plastic spiders or gummy worms.
Halloween Jello Shots
- Set out your cups on a tray; set aside for later.
- In a large measuring cup with a spout or a mixing bowl with a spout add 1 cup of boiling water and your purple jello mix.
- Whisk thoroughly until the jello is dissolved.
- Mix in ½ cup of cold water and ½ cup of vodka.
- Carefully pour the mixture into the cups about a quarter- 1/2 way.
- Place the tray in your refrigerator for 30 minutes or until the layer is set.
- In the meantime, make your orange jello using the same method.
- Mix the orange jello with 1 cup boiling water until dissolved then add in ½ cup of cold water and ½ cup of vodka.
- When the purple layer is fully set, carefully pour the orange jello on top.
- Place them back in the fridge for 2+ hours or until they are set.
- Meanwhile, make the chocolate spiderwebs, if using.
- To make these, in a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
- Transfer the chocolate to a ziploc bag and snip off the corner.
- Pipe your spiderwebs onto parchment paper and let them chill in the fridge to harden.
Tips:Some people prefer the 2 ounce cups for jello shots and those work fine, but you will get less shots out of each batch. This recipe is easy to double or triple depending on amount of party guests. You can use flavored vodka if you prefer. I would wait until you are ready to serve before topping with the whipped cream, sprinkles or spiderwebs. These can also be made non-alcoholic by substituting the vodka for water. You can also top these with Halloween sprinkles, fake plastic spiders or gummy worms.