Halloween Candy Corn Jello
Victoria BelangerGrowing up, candy corn was one of my favorite Halloween treats....to be honest, it still is. So I decided to make these wiggly replicas of the iconic Halloween candy -- with a twist. While candy corn has more of a generic sugar flavor, my jello has a creamy, tropical flair, thanks to orange- and pineapple-flavored gelatin and sweetened condensed milk. I think half the fun in these molds are the surprising flavors (atypical for fall and Halloween); they'll be a refreshing change to all the usual sugary treats.
This recipe can be made in one large mold and sliced to serve, or it can be prepared in little individual molds. The mini molds I used are vintage and were purchased from eBay.com, but more modern silicon molds will work just as well. (Wilton, for example, makes a great line of creative bakeware.)
What You'll Need to Make Candy Corn Jello:1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
1 (3-oz) box of orange-flavored gelatin
1 (3-oz) box of pineapple-flavored gelatin
1 (14-oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
Yellow food dye
See below for step-by-step instructions on making the Candy Corn Jello.
As a frequent guest at friends' dinner parties, Victoria Belanger was tired of bringing the requisite bottle of wine or box of pastries. She wanted to be more creative and bring something fun that everyone could get excited about. Thus began her popular and successful experimentation with Jello molding. With a formal education in photography, the next logical step was to photograph all her wiggly molds and share them with the world. She started a blog and dubbed herself The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn. Victoria's blog has received press attention from The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, and a radio interview for "The Splendid Table," just to name a few. See all her Jello Mold creations at her blog.
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