31 Days of Halloween – Day 31
Snack on these little morsels when you’re not giving out candy. You’ll need it to get through the hordes of the trick-or-treaters (okay, I’ll need it to get through the night.) Halloween shots are not like the typical Jell-O shots. These are made with sweetened condensed milk and unflavored gelatin. Once set, they look and taste more like flan than Jell-O. In the original recipe, the mixture is poured into prepared 13×9-inch baking pans then refrigerated for six hours before using ghost cookie cutters to cut out the shots. I used Halloween molds and Halloween ice cube trays to make the skull and ghost shapes, and I used vodka instead of rum. One last word: don’t eat too many. These tasty little treats will sneak up on you without warning.
Halloween Shots Recipe
- 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup tonic water
- 3 cups boiling water
- 2 cans 14 oz each sweetened condensed milk
- 11/2 cups light rum or vodka
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- black string licorice cut into tiny pieces
- Halloween molds or cookie cutters
- Spray 2 (13x9-inch) pans or molds with cooking spray.
- In large bowl, sprinkle gelatin on tonic water to soften; let stand 5 minutes. Pour one cup of boiling water on the gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved.
- In medium bowl, mix condensed milk and remaining 2 cups boiling water. Add condensed milk mixture, rum and vanilla to gelatin, stirring until well blended. Pour mixture evenly in pans or molds. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight until firm.
- Using lightly greased cookie cutters, cut out ghost. Add pieces of licorice for eyes.