Creepy Jello Cups


Halloween has arrived early at FBTY.  Although I didn’t grow up celebrating this fun event, as an adult I have often dressed up in costumes and gone trick-or-treating with my daughters, who enjoy this celebration a lot. This year we are sharing a quick, ridiculously easy, and fun “recipe”: Creepy Jello Cups!!! 

Creepy Jello Cups

They are something that one can prepare in the blink of an eye, saving time for Moms so that they can take care of other stuff… and of course they are also lots of fun for the kiddos and TEENS, too.  I mean, whose kid/teen doesn’t love gelatin and candy? Both of them together in a mini cup is much, much better, don’t you think?

Creepy Jello Cups

If you would like to celebrate the date with several different treats, here are 5 HALLOWEEN easy treats to make your party scrumptious and fun:

5 Halloween Easy Treats

1. Creepy Jello Cups (quick)

2. Mother-in-Law’s Eyes (gluten-free)

3. Pumpkin Brigadeiros (gluten-free)

4. Chocolate-Apple Halloween Owl  (gluten-free)

5. Brigadeiro Cupcakes (Cute Spider, RIP, and Black Cat)

 Happy Halloween!


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Creepy Jello Cups
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Three-ingredient, ten-minute prep, and no cooking Halloween treat... These Creepy Jello Cups are a fun, tasty dessert that combines gelatin and candy into mini cups. Prepare for your kid/teen/adult party!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 7
  • 3-ouce (85 g) orange gelatin powder
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Gummy body parts candy (available at local supermarkets)
  1. In a heatproof glass pitcher, dissolve gelatin powder in boiling water, stirring very well until gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour mixture into 80 ml (about 3-ounce) plastic mini cups and refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until gelatin is semi-set (not liquid, but also not yet completely set...i.e. it is just starting to solidify, so that candy can still penetrate easily into the gelatin).
  2. Remove cups from the refrigerator and place one gummy body part into each cup. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until gelatin has completely set. Remove jello cups 10 to 15 minutes prior to serving ( so that candy can soften)... Enjoy!!!
  3. These creepy jello cups can be prepared up to 2 days ahead.
Do not place gummy body parts candy into the hot dissolved gelatin, otherwise candy will melt.


48 Responses to Creepy Jello Cups

  1. Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine 30 September, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    How fun Denise! This is a great idea. It made me smile from ear to ear (real ears, not candy)! Pinning!

    • Denise Browning 30 September, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

      Thanks for sharing this, Chris! Halloween is the period that I really have most fun.

  2. SallyBR 30 September, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    I was going to say these are cute, but then cute did not quite define them…. 😉 Adorable? Not sure either…

    ok, they are fun and PERFECT for Halloween…..

    great job!

    • Denise Browning 30 September, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

      Thank you, Sally! They are quite creepy yet easy and delish. I had a lot fun making and photographing these cups.

    • Denise Browning 30 September, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

      Hi, Anna! Because I didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween, I do have a lot of fun making treats and dressing up to trick-or-treating with my children. I am glad that you approved my creepy treat for this year. Wishing you a fun Halloween!

  3. Kathleen 30 September, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Love this….just adorable for kids! Thanks Denise.

  4. Deb|EastofEdenCooking 30 September, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Halloween is such a great family holiday! The Creepy Jello Cups are a fantastic treat to take to a party, easy to make ahead with tons of fun in each cup!

    • Denise Browning 30 September, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

      Thank you, Deb! This was my intention: Make the whole thing easy and fun for both Moms and children.

  5. Raymund 30 September, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    This really looks cool! very creative of you Denise

    • Denise Browning 30 September, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

      Raymund: Thanks a lot! I hope children love these cups.

  6. Daniela 1 October, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    Wow, they are adorable creepy, Denise!
    The creepy jello cups are amazing.

    • Denise Browning 1 October, 2014 at 7:30 am #

      Daniela: Thank you!!! It is a fun treat for Halloween.

  7. Coffee and Crumpets 1 October, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    These are creepily adorable! Clever idea and super easy too. We’ve never been into the whole Halloween thing, but it’s fun to watch all the cool crafty and foodie things that appear at this time! I bet the girls are excited!

    • Denise Browning 1 October, 2014 at 8:38 am #

      Nasneen: The girls are always excited for Halloween. They have a lot of fun dressing up in costumes and eating candies. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Shashi @ runninsrilankan 1 October, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

    What a great idea – so simple and yet so incredibly creepy! Also love those Mother-in-law eyes and Pumpkin Brigadeiros!

    • Denise Browning 1 October, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

      I am glad that you approve these Halloween treats. They are quite simple yet delish.

    • Denise Browning 1 October, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

      Hey, John! Thanks a lot… That is the evil eye. LOL

  9. Juliana 1 October, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

    Denise…these are sure creepy…kids will have lot os fun with this jello…
    Hope you are having a fun week dear 😀

    • Denise Browning 2 October, 2014 at 7:30 am #

      Juliana: Thank you! I hope children and adults as well have a lot of fun eating these jello-candy cups.

  10. Little Cooking Tips 2 October, 2014 at 4:31 am #

    Hehehehe! Funny choice Denise! The Greek Halloween is “Apokries”, a Carnival celebrated in February, remnant of the ancient Dionysia. So we’ll keep this in the file for then:)
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead dear Denise! xo

    • Denise Browning 2 October, 2014 at 7:32 am #

      I had no idea Halloween was celebrated in Greece. How interesting! I hope you can make these quick and easy cups in February. I had a lot of fun photographing them. You both have a great weekend!

  11. Mi Vida en un Dulce 2 October, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    So you are ready for Halloween!!! What a creapy thing!!!

    • Denise Browning 2 October, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

      We are more than ready for Halloween this year. 🙂

  12. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 2 October, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    This is so fun for Halloween!! Gotta pin!! xo

  13. Sugar et al. 3 October, 2014 at 4:49 am #

    This is so lovely! Halloween freaks me out but I love these jello cups. The colour is so vibrant. Sadly,I may have to eat the top with my eyes closed:-)

    • Denise Browning 3 October, 2014 at 6:56 am #

      LOL… My husband said the same. I think it gets easier if you think these creepy parts are candy. It is when the creepy becomes sweet. 😉

  14. Amy (Savory Moments) 3 October, 2014 at 5:52 am #

    These are so fun and creative for Halloween! I love Halloween – it’s my favorite.

    • Denise Browning 3 October, 2014 at 6:58 am #

      Hi, Amy!
      My kids love Halloween because of the costumes and candies. 🙂
      I enjoy it because I did not grow up celebrating it and it is fun — I have to admit. My fave holiday in the US is Thanksgiving.
      Thanks so much for stopping by.

  15. Carole from Carole's Chatter 3 October, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    Hi Denise, thank you for stoppping by to comment on my Morlaix post. Love the look of these jello cups, would you like to add them to Food on Friday: Holiday Treats over at Carole’s chatter? Cheers

    • Denise Browning 4 October, 2014 at 1:52 am #

      Hi, Carole!!! Absolutely.
      But I don’t know how to submit it. Could you please let me know how? Thank you!

    • Denise Browning 5 October, 2014 at 8:00 am #

      Thanks, Dedy!!! This is also another way to see it. 🙂

  16. Liz 9 October, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    I’m sure your kids loved these fun Halloween treats (and all the other festive treats you’ve shared)! I never knew you could purchase gummy body parts…but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised 🙂

    • Denise Browning 10 October, 2014 at 6:58 am #

      One can find pretty much anything in the supermarkets for Halloween… 🙂

  17. Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño 14 October, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    Oh jeez these are cute! My kiddos would go crazy for these creepy treats + all the other ones too! What great ideas!

    • Denise Browning 14 October, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

      Thanks, Kate!!! I hope you make these for your kids…Wishing y’ all a Happy Halloween!!!

  18. marcela 1 December, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    ooh!. this eyeball must be scrumptious! 🙂


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