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Our third Halloween themed post leading up to one of my favourite days of the year! Post number one saw us making easy spooky bunting, post number two was an awesome recipe for cute and sweet sugar ghosts and pumpkins!
I’m hoping I can post one more Halloween themed post before the big day, I think one a week through October is a good balance, right?
This post is another recipe! This one is great for a party and kids will love it! The ‘eewww’ factor directly appeals to their morbid little minds (let’s face it, kids are gross!) and they can easily help you put them together, making it a fun activity that results in a sweet treat, win!
We found these so super easy to put together, without the 20/30-minute pause in the middle to let the first layer set this would only have taken 10 minutes, start to finish!
All you have to do then is let them set for a few hours, we made these about 10am and they were ready to eat by lunchtime!
We used simple, cheap ingredients you can find anywhere around this time of year, the eyeballs were from the pound shop and the severed fingers and jelly were from Asda. All in all, it cost less than a fiver and we made 6 full cups, with sweets left over!
Next time I’d probably change only two things, maybe two different flavour/colour jellies to make it more exciting, and fill the cups slightly less to get more, maybe eight or even ten. Gray loved it by only ate half before he needed to have a break and finish it later.
Here are the ingredients:
-Two-pack sachets Sugar-Free Jelly, we used Lemon and Lime flavour
-assorted ‘creepy’ sweets, we used eyeballs and fingers, it would also look great with jelly spiders and worms, or aren’t these jelly brains just fantastic?
Here are the instructions:
- Mix one sachet of jelly according to packet instructions, allow to cool
- Pour evenly between your cups, add sweets of choice
- Place in fridge to set, at least 20 minutes
- Mix second sachet according to instructions, allow to cool
- Pour evenly between cups, add more sweets of choice (do it in two or more parts to ensure the sweets are ‘floating’ evenly from top to bottom of cup, otherwise they will just all sink to the bottom!)
- Return to fridge to set, at least 20 mins
- Add another sweet to the top of the jelly, if you like
- Store in fridge and consume within time given on packet
Husband got a bit freaked out, he said once the fingers were in the jelly they looked too real! I consider that a success for a Halloween themed treat, don’t you?
I think this is possibly one of the easiest treats we’ve ever made! It really is that simple!
What do you think? Have you got any awesome Halloween sweet treats you’d like to share? Any ideas on how to improve this recipe? Let me know in the comments!