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Candy Corn Jello Shots With Butterscotch Schnapps

Candy Corn Jello Shots are the perfect addition to any Halloween event. 

Whether you are having the gang over for a costume party or celebrating the holiday with family,  this simple recipe can make any get-together fun.

You get the sweet tastes of butterscotch schnapps with the tang of lemon jello and vanilla in the whipped cream on top. 

candy corn jello

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MORE HALLOWEEN JELLO SHOTS

Halloween Jello Shots With Rum (Graveyard Jello Shots)

Jack Skellington Jello Shots (Nightmare Before Christmas Shots)

Candy Corn Jello Shots 

Candy corn jello shots with butterscotch schnapps

Make up a batch of these Candy Corn  jello shots with Butterscotch Schnapps for any type of Halloween gathering.  Serve them with a fun cocktail like a The Beetlejuice Cocktail for a really fun seasonal treat.

Although the full recipe only fills about 12 jello shot cups, you can make a big batch by multiplying the recipe. Just be sure to multiply the cups of water as well as the alcohol so you don’t make your guests too tipsy. 

Ingredients needed: 

candy corn jello shots

These are the simple ingredients you need for this yummy jello shot recipe. For full step-by-step instructions, scroll down to our recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  • Yellow Gelatin powder (Lemon jello or your preferred flavor of yellow colored gelatin).
  • Orange Jello powder
  • Boiling water
  • Cold Water
  • Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Vanilla vodka

Garnish:

  • Whipped cream
  • Candy Corn
  • Halloween sprinkles (optional)

how to garnish candy corn jello shots

How To Make Candy Corn Jello Shots 

Step 1: The Yellow Layer

Dissolve the gelatin: First, mix the lemon gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water into your bowl and stir until gelatin has dissolved. Next add the cold water. Then add the vodka after the mixture has cooled for a minute. 

Fill the cups: Next, pour the jello mixture into small shot party cups and chill until the jello is firm. 

Step 2: The Orange Layer

Dissolve the gelatin: First, mix the orange gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water into your bowl and stir until gelatin has dissolved. Next add the cold water. Then add the butterscotch schnapps after the mixture has cooled for a minute. 

Fill the cups: Next, pour the orange jello mixture on top of the yellow jello and chill until the orange layer has set.

Step 3: The White Layer

Garnish: Once the orange layer is firm, add a squirt of whipped cream onto each jello shot. Top with a piece of candy corn and some Halloween sprinkles. 

candy corn jello shots

Serve immediately.

Recipe variations:

  • Other jello: For a different twist, use orange gelatin with pumpkin vodka. 
  • Add some different flavors: Try another flavor by using pineapple jello.
  • Try some different fall jello shots:

Pumpkin Jello Shots (Easy Pumpkin Pie Jello Shots)

Apple Cider Jello Shots

Orange Jello Shots With Rum (With Printable Pumpkin Toppers)

 

How To Serve Your Candy Corn Jello Shots

Instead of your basic vodka jello shots, these tasty shots will be a huge hit at your next Halloween party. You can serve these in the traditional two-ounce shot cups or try one of these awesome serving ideas:

  • Make candy corn shaped jello shots.You’ll need triangle shaped jello molds to do this. 
  • Add candy corn to the jello mix when you are making these shots
  • These go great with a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

candy corn jello shots with butterscotch schnapps

Frequently asked questions

Does the alcohol burn off when making gelatin?

Not with this recipe. That is why it is a good idea to use cold alcohol. But with our recipe, you are not cooking the gelatin on the stove, you are dissolving the powder in boiling water and then adding the liquor. If you are worried that the boiling water may dull your alcohol content, just wait until the jello mixture has cooled before adding the liquor.

Can I use other liquors besides vodka?

Absolutely. Some of the other ideas that are popular choices include rum and tequila. I used vanilla vodka but you can use plain vodka too.

Instead of butterscotch schnapps,  you can go with the old favorite of Amaretto, which tastes like sweet almonds. For a lighter liquor, you can use any flavor of wine. You do not have to stick with strong liquors. You could even try flavored wine coolers or mixed drinks. 

Can I make these without alcohol?

You have to make some jello shots without booze for the designated drivers as well as those who just do not drink alcohol.

You can use some kind of juice instead of flavored vodka or liquor. For example, you could use pineapple juice or orange juice instead of the alcohol.

How to store leftovers:

  • Store: You can keep these tasty cups of juicy booze in the fridge for up to five days.  
  • Freeze: To freeze jello shots, wait until the liquid is room temperature and then pour it into freezer bags. Seal them up and freeze for up to two weeks.     
  • Thaw: You will have to thaw these in the fridge overnight before serving. Then, you should be able to cut off the corner and squeeze the right amount into a cup or shot glass. 

Recipe tips:

  • The jello recipe consists of one cup of hot water, one cup of cold water, and one box of jello. For this recipe, we just substitute some of the cold water with alcohol. 
  • You can use regular vodka (plain vodka) and plain getatin with food coloring if you prefer. Those flavored vodkas can be expensive.

Love these layered jello shots? Here are some more ideas:

Candy Cane Jello Shots

Red And Green Jello Shots {Festive Jello Shots For Christmas)

candy corn jello shots with butterscotch schnapps
Yield: 12

Candy Corn Jello Shots

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

These candy corn jello shots are the perfect thing to serve at your next spooky Halloween party.

Ingredients

  • 1 Package Lemon Jello
  • 1 Package Orange Jello
  • 1/2 cup vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps
  • Water (hot and cold)
  • Whipped cream
  • 12 Candy corn pieces
  • Halloween sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. To make the yellow layer, mix the lemon gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water into your bowl and stir until gelatin has dissolved. Next add the cold water. Then add the vodka after the mixture has cooled for a minute. 
  2. Pour into cups and put into the fridge to set for 1 hour
  3.  Next, make the orange layer -mix the orange gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water into your bowl and stir until gelatin has dissolved. Next add the cold water. Then add the butterscotch schnapps after the mixture has cooled for a minute. 
  4. Next, pour the orange jello mixture on top of the yellow jello and chill until the orange layer has set. 
  5. Once the orange layer is firm, add a squirt of whipped cream onto each jello shot. Top with a piece of candy corn and some Halloween sprinkles. 

Notes

  1. You can use plain vodka instead of vanilla vodka
  2. If you want to skip the butterscotch scnapps, use another 1.2 cup of vodka in the orange jello
  3. To make a non-alcoholic version of these candy corn jello shots, simply use cold water instead of the alcohol for each layer.

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