How to Make Halloween Pumpkin Jell O Treats

Three Methods:Carved pumpkin face Jell-O treatsPumpkin orange Jell-O treatsPeach pumpkin faces in Jell-O

Little Jell-O or jelly pumpkin-style treats make a fun food item for the kids at Halloween.

Ingredients

Carved pumpkin face Jell-O treats:

  • Orange Jell-O or jelly crystals
  • Boiling water

Pumpkin orange Jell-O treats:

  • Orange, yellow and/or red Jell-O or jelly crystals
  • Boiling water
  • Oranges (as many as you want)

Peach pumpkin faces in Jell-O:

  • Peaches in the can, halves or whole
  • Orange Jell-O or jelly crystals
  • Boiling water

Method 1
Carved pumpkin face Jell-O treats

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    Buy a packet of orange-favored Jell-O or jelly. This will be the base for your Halloween pumpkin jelly.
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    Make the Jell-O or jelly. Follow the package instructions, which usually comprise of boiling water, adding the powder and stirring.
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    Pour the mixture in circle shaped containers.
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    Place in the freezer. Leave until it becomes jelly.
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    Carve a face in the jelly, similar to a pumpkin face. Or, add candies to form a face, if you find carving too difficult. Zounds! You have made a lovely dessert for your children!

Method 2
Pumpkin orange Jell-O treats

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    Select a few nice, round oranges. Choose ones without blemishes. Wash well, to remove any soil or chemicals.
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    Choose some orange, yellow and/or red Jell-O or jelly. This will make the "guts" of the pumpkin.
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    Prepare the Jell-O or jelly according to the package instructions. Allow it to set.
    • If you want a variety of colors for separate oranges, make up different colors in different bowls.
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    Prepare the oranges.
    • Slice the top off each orange.
    • Spoon out the orange flesh until you are just left with the orange peel "shell". (You can use the orange flesh for another dish, or just eat it as part of a fruit salad.) Do for each orange being prepared.
    • Carve the oranges. Use a sharp kitchen knife to carve out grins and eyes on one side of the orange, just the same as you'd do for a pumpkin. Repeat for each orange you're making.
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    Remove the set Jell-O or jelly from the refrigerator. Use a fork or butter knife to roughly chop it up.
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    Spoon the chopped Jell-O or jelly into an orange. Pack it in well, it doesn't matter if it's higher than the orange, that's just the pumpkin's "brains". Repeat for each orange you're making, varying Jell-O or jelly colors if you're making more than one color.
    • The lid of each orange can be placed back on top if wished.
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    Keep chilled until ready to serve. Pop back in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve the Jack O'Lantern orange-pumpkins filled with Jell-O guts. Yum, yum.

Method 3
Peach pumpkin faces in Jell-O

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    Remove the peaches from the can. If they are whole, slice them into neat halves.
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    Carve pumpkin faces on the peaches full-side. For example, use small triangles for eyes and a nose, and a semi-circle for the smile. Keep it simple and be careful when cutting with the knife.
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    Place the carved peaches into the shallow dish. Face the carved faces upward, the hollow side down.
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    Make the Jell-O or jelly liquid according to the package instructions. Once made up, pour the liquid over the peach faces in the container.
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    Place in the refrigerator to set. Follow the time suggested by the manufacturer.
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    Remove once set. The peach pumpkin faces in Jell-O are now ready for serving. When serving, be sure to serve intact peaches so that each child gets a proper "pumpkin" for dessert, plus a good share of surrounding Jell-O.

Tips

  • If you are making this treat for babies, make sure that the jelly is still a little liquid before the baby eats it.

Things You'll Need

Method 1:

  • Round containers
  • Spoon
  • Carving knife, kitchen knife

Method 2:

  • Bowl(s) for setting Jell-O
  • Kitchen knife, sharp
  • Spoon

Method 3:

  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Shallow dish with higher sides
  • Bowl for preparing Jell-O or jelly liquid


Article Info

Categories: Halloween Food & Treats