Slightly ghoulish but oh so good Graveyard Jello Cups are a fabulously creative addition to any Halloween party table! Don’t forget the candy eyeballs!!
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Graveyard Jello Cups
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.
Do you love Halloween as much as I do? It’s my favorite time of year! (As if that wasn’t obvious!)
One of the best things about it is getting to enjoy all the delicious, spooky treats.
Today, I’m going to show you how to make these easy graveyard jello cups that are perfect for your upcoming Halloween parties!
They’re simple to make, kids will love ’em, and adults will appreciate that you can spike them too! (Just make sure you make it clear which ones contain booze.)
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
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- Purple Jello – or jelly if you’re in the UK!
- Oreo Cookies – to crumble and make the graveyard dirt
- Candy Eyeball Sprinkles – to put on top of the graveyard dirt. You could also add some bone sprinkles too!
- Milano Cookies – or other similar shaped cookies/biscuits
- Wilton Black Sparkle Food Gel Tube
- Serving Cups – the yield will depend on the size of the cup used. 5.5-oz cups will yield 7 Graveyard Jello Cups, and 2.2-oz cups will yield 14.
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More Recipes Using Jello
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is jello/jelly, so here are some more recipes using the same:
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How Do I Make Graveyard Jello Cups?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 1 (6-oz/170g) package of purpel/grape jello/jelly*
- 7 or 14 Oreo cookies (depending on cup size)
- 42 or 84 small candy eyeball sprinkles (depending on cup size)
- 7 or 14 Milano cookies (depending on cup size)
- 1 tube of Wilton Black Sparkle Gel Icing
- Mix jello as directed on the box. If you want to add alcohol replace ½ cup of the cold water with your preferred liquor.
- Pour the jello into 7 (5.5-oz cups) or 14 (2.2-oz cups) and place in the fridge for 8 hours to overnight to set.
- Once the jello has set. Remove the centers of the Oreo cookies and place them into a ziplock bag. Crush them with the flat side of a kitchen mallet or rolling pin to make coarse crumbs.
- Sprinkle the Oreo cookie "dirt" on top of each cup of set jello.
- Add six candy eyeball sprinkles on top of the cups of jello and "dirt".
- Take the Milano cookies and place them on a tray or plate that will fit in the freezer. Write RIP on them with the black sparkle gel icing. Place in the freezer until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve place the Milano cookie "tombstones" into the cups. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!
*or 2 packs of 3-oz/85g jello/jelly
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 2gSugar: 50gProtein: 2g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Special Dinner!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to create a menu for a dinner party or special meal:
- Appetizer: Bacon Avocado Tomato Bites – A Yummy Low-Carb Appetizer!
- Soup: Vegetarian & Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
- Salad: Bright and Colorful Panzanella Salad Recipe – A Tuscan Bread Salad
- Main Dish: Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
- Side Dish: Creamy Instant Pot Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Beverage: Purple Shimmering Maleficent Cocktail
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