Candy Corn Jello Shots

Made from orange, lemon and creamy jello steeped in vodka topped off with a layer whipped cream, these festive candy corn jello shots are the best way to celebrate Halloween as an adult. No trick-or-treating required.

Candy corn shot garnished with whipped cream and halloween sprinkles.

Why we love these candy corn jello shots

  • We are gearing up for Halloween party season and there’s nothing like batch of jello shots to make party prep easier.
  • They might not taste like it, but these adorable jello shots look just like the iconic halloween candies.
  • Get these done a day or two in advance and chill them in the fridge. Then top them with whipped cream when you’re ready to serve them.
Candy corn jello shots in a line with a few candy corn pieces laying in front of them.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

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Equipment

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Jello mix – you’ll need 1 box of orange and 1 box of lemon for this recipe. I used the 3 ounce boxes, so if you have the 6 ounce ones, you’ll need to double your liquid measurements.
  • Plain gelatin – This is used to make the creamy layer, and you should be able to find it next to the Jello boxes at your grocery store. We used Knox brand packets for this recipe.
  • Sweetened condensed milk – This is also for the creamy layer. If you want to make these dairy free, you could also use sweetened condensed coconut milk.
  • Vodka – Don’t splurge for a fancy bottle here. The Jello will mask the flavor. You can also use flavored vodka if you want to play around with layering flavors.
Candy corn jello shots topped with whipped cream, some garnished with sprinkles and some garnished with candy corn pieces.

How to make candy corn jello shots

These candy corn jello shots will take a bit of time but not too much effort. Make sure to allow time for each layer to set in the refrigerator before adding the next layer.

Yellow layer

Bring ¾ of a cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in yellow jello packet. When jello is fully dissolved, stir in 3/4 of a cup of vodka.

Fill each shot glass ⅓ of the way and refrigerate for 60-90 minutes.

Orange layer

Bring ¾ of a cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in orange jello packet. When jello is fully dissolved, stir in vodka ¾ cup of vodka.

Fill the middle third of each shot glass and refrigerate for another 60-90 minutes.

White layer

Bring ½ of a cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in plain gelatin packet. When gelatin is fully dissolved, stir in sweetened condensed milk and ½ of a cup of vodka.

Fill the top third of each shot glass and refrigerate for an additional 60-90 minutes.

Garnish

When you’re ready to serve your candy corn jello shots, top with with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with Halloween sprinkles (if you want).

Halloween shots on a counter with a white pumpkin.

Everything you need to know about candy corn jello shots

What alcohol is best for jello shots?

I would recommend using vodka for these shots. You can use plain or a flavored vodka. This recipe does not need a top shelf vodka, so save your money for other halloween fun!

Can you make jello shots the night before?

You will want to make these shots a day or two before you want to serve them. They do take a bit of time, allowing the layers to set in the fridge, so keep that in mind before you start.

How long does jello take to set with alcohol?

Each layer of these shots should take about 60-90 minutes to set in the fridge. In our fridge, each layer only took about 60 minutes, but double check before you pour the second layer so you don’t end up with cloudy layers.

Close up of a candy corn jellow shot, garnished with whipped cream and a single piece of candy corn.

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Jello shots laying on their side to show the layers of yellow, orange and white with candy corn laying around them.
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Candy Corn Jello Shots

Made from orange, lemon and creamy jello steeped in vodka topped off with a layer whipped cream, these festive candy corn jello shots are the best way to celebrate Halloween as an adult. No trick-or-treating required.

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Setting: 90 minutes/layer
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minute
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Shots
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale

Yellow Layer

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup vodka
  • 1 package lemon jello

Orange Layer

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup vodka
  • 1 package orange jello

White Layer

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 1 package plain gelatin
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

Yellow layer:

  1. Bring ¾ cup water to a boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Whisk yellow jello package into water.
  3. When jello is fully dissolved, stir in vodka.
  4. Fill lower ⅓ of each shot glass.
  5. Refrigerate for 60-90 minutes, to allow jello to fully set.

Orange layer:

  1. Bring ¾ cup water to a boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Whisk orange jello package into water.
  3. When jello is fully dissolved, stir in vodka.
  4. Fill middle ⅓ of each shot glass.
  5. Refrigerate for 60-90 minutes, to allow jello to fully set.

White layer:

  1. Bring ½ cup water to a boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Whisk plain gelatin packet into water.
  3. When gelatin is fully dissolved, whisk in sweetened condensed milk and vodka.
  4. Fill top ⅓ of shot glasses.
  5. Refrigerate for 60-90 minutes, to allow jello to fully set.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 218
  • Sugar: 27.3 g
  • Sodium: 96.9 mg
  • Fat: 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.8 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.4 mg

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