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Jack Skellington Jello Shots

These Jack Skellington Jello Shots are the boozy treat to serve up to any Nightmare Before Christmas Fan. These will be a huge hit at any Halloween party too!

jack skellington jello shots stacked

Jack Skellington Jello Shots

I love Halloween, Nightmare Before Christmas and of course, Jello Shots.

And after making the Sally Jello Shots, I just knew that it was simply meant to be when it came to making a Jack Skellington Jello Shot.

Aside from being delicious, these are really easy to make and can be made ahead of time before your Halloween party or spooky filled event.

Pair these alongside our Jack Skellington Cheese Ball and you’ll have some treats that people will never forget about!

jack skellington jello shots with lids on a table

How to Make Jack Skellington Jello Shots

Ingredients:

Items Needed:

jack skellington jello shots ingredients

Directions:

Line up about 16-20 shot cups, without their lids, on top of the baking sheet. Set aside.

Add the unflavored gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water to a medium bowl and mix well until there are no lumps.

Add the simple syrup, ¼ cup cold water, whipped cream vodka, and white food dye. Stir well.

Fill the cups about 1/4 of the way full. If using the baking syringe, that’s about 9ml for the first two layers, and about 12ml for the last two layers.

Place in the fridge for 30-40 minutes or until set.

In a separate medium bowl, mix together the orange Jell-O and remaining boiling water. Stir until dissolved.

Add the ½ cup vodka, ½ cup cold water, and black dye. Mix well.

Fill the cups another 4th of the way with the black mixture and place them back in the fridge for about an hour or until set.

Add another layer of white and place the cups back in the fridge for 30-40 minutes or until set.

Add the final layer of black and place the cups back in the fridge for an hour or until set.

Place the lids on top, serve, and enjoy!

woman holding a jack skellington jello shot

Helpful Tips:

  • Be careful to not add more vodka than suggested. This will make the cups not set correctly.
  • Don’t rush doing each layer before the Jell-O is set. This will mix the colors and it will make it look like a brown Jell-O shot instead of a striped one.
  • Do not use oil based food dyes as it will not mix into the water.
  • Keep in the fridge until you’re ready to use them and don’t leave them out for long periods, especially if they’re not in a cooler atmosphere.
  • I used a baking syringe to help measure things a bit better. Plus, it was a touch easier than pouring since it wanted to dribble down the side since you don’t need to pour a large amount. It’s totally up to you how you get it in there, the syringe was just the least messy option for me.
jack skellington jello shots with lids on a table

Jack Skellington Jello Shots

4.75 from 4 votes
Brittanie
These Jack Skellington Jello Shots are the boozy treat to serve up to any Nightmare Before Christmas Fan. These will be a huge hit at any Halloween party too!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 16 2 oz. Shots

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Orange Jell-O 3.5 ounces
  • 2 packets Unflavored Gelatin 0.25 ounces each
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • ¾ Cup Cold Water divided
  • ½ Cup Vodka
  • ½ Cup Whipped Cream Vodka
  • ¼ Cup Simple Syrup
  • ½ Teaspoon White Gel Food Coloring
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Gel Food Coloring

Instructions
 

  • Line up about 16-20 shot cups, without their lids, on top of the baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Add the unflavored gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water to a medium bowl and mix well until there are no lumps.
  • Add the simple syrup, ¼ cup cold water, whipped cream vodka, and white food dye. Stir well.
  • Fill the cups about 1/4 of the way full. If using the baking syringe, that’s about 9ml for the first two layers, and about 12ml for the last two layers.
  • Place in the fridge for 30-40 minutes or until set.
  • In a separate medium bowl, mix together the orange Jell-O and remaining boiling water. Stir until dissolved.
  • Add the ½ cup vodka, ½ cup cold water, and black dye. Mix well.
  • Fill the cups another 4th of the way with the black mixture and place them back in the fridge for about an hour or until set.
  • Add another layer of white and place the cups back in the fridge for 30-40 minutes or until set.
  • Add the final layer of black and place the cups back in the fridge for an hour or until set.
  • Place the lids on top, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Course Halloween
Cuisine Cocktails
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4.75 from 4 votes (4 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating




Beth

Monday 18th of October 2021

Love these! Making them for a black-and-white themed birthday celebration How far in advance can I make these? I make Jell-O shots all the time but not with food coloring and just wanna make sure they stay good for a few days refrigerated

Brittanie

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

You should be fine making them 2-3 days in advance :)

Crystal

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

These look perfect for a Black and White Halloween party I'm having. Question: Does it have to be orange jello or will any flavor do? Does the orange effect the color? Thank you!

Brittanie

Friday 24th of September 2021

I haven't tried it with any other flavors/colors but I would think if you are coloring the jello black like in this recipe, you shouldn't have a problem using any flavor. :)