Ghoulishly Good Graveyard Jello Cups for Halloween Parties!

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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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Plastic cups filled with purple jello and topped with crushed Oreo cookies and candy eyeballs. A"tombstone" made with a cookie completes the dessert. Text overlay says"Graveyard Jello Cups". Similar photos of the recipe from various angles are used throughout with different text overlays unless otherwise described.

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Graveyard Jello Cups

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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.)

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Graveyard Jello Cups for Halloween

How Do I Make Graveyard Jello Cups?

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Graveyard Jello Cups Recipe

Graveyard Jello Cups

Yield: 7-14
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Slightly ghoulish but oh so good Graveyard Jello Cups are a fabulously creative addition to any Halloween party table! Makes 7 (5.5-oz) cups or 14 (2.2-oz) cups.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Mix jello as directed on the box. If you want to add alcohol replace ½ cup of the cold water with your preferred liquor.

    Mixing Jello Mix
  2. 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.

    Purple Jello in Cups
  3. 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.

    Crushing Oreo Cookies
  4. Sprinkle the Oreo cookie "dirt" on top of each cup of set jello.

    Crumbled Oreo Cookie Dirt on Jello Cups
  5. Add six candy eyeball sprinkles on top of the cups of jello and "dirt".
  6. 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.

    Piping RIP on Milano Cookies
  7. When ready to serve place the Milano cookie "tombstones" into the cups. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

    Finished Graveyard Jello Cups

Notes

*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

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