Black Magic Jello Shots are fun layered jello shots that are perfect for your Halloween party! Everyone will think they’re magical!
What’s your favorite part of Halloween? Is it all the costumes, the parties, fun decorations, treats, Halloween drinks and cocktails? I love it all, and so does my family. Halloween has gotten even more fun since my boys are old enough to really have a blast with it too. We put out a few animatronic statues around the house (they love to make them go off) and decorate everywhere! They plan their costumes months in advance and change them at least 7 times before we make them give a final answer. The excitement is contagious.
But today, we’re not doing something for the kids. Today we’re making a fun vodka jello shot for us that looks super cool and tastes awesome! Because parents should get to have some fun too, even if you wait until after bedtime. These shot are layered for a magical effect and topped with a little black sanding sugar for some sparkle and a little extra sweetness. I have full intentions of having a buffet of unique jello shots for our Halloween party this year. Something for every palette that’s sure to get the party started!
You can also probably see the sugar “melted” on top of the shots. The shots are wet. Water makes sugar dissolve. It happens. But because the sugar is black and you sprinkled it on, it still looks really cool and helps the effect. Just go with it! These Halloween jello shots will be a hit with all the guys & ghouls!
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Black Magic Jello Shots
Black Magic Jello Shots are fun layered jello shots that are perfect for your Halloween party! Everyone will think they're magical!
- Blue Layer::One 3 ounce package Berry Blue Jello 1/2 cup powder mix1 cup boiling water1/2 cup cold water1/2 cup vodkaPurple Layer:One 3 ounce package Grape Jello (1/2 cup powder mix)1 cup boiling water1/2 cup cold water1/2 cup vodkaSupplies:24 two ounce plastic cup with lidsBlack sanding sugar
Place all 24 plastic cups on a baking sheet or on your serving plate, for easy transport. Leave the lids off the cups.Blue Layer:Place the Jello mix powder in a medium mixing bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water to the powder and whisk to combine until the powder is dissolved.Add the cold water and vodka. Whisk to combine.Fill each plastic cup half way full with blue jello. Place the cups in the fridge and chill until the jello is just about set, about mins.Purple Layer:Place the Jello mix powder in a medium mixing bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water to the powder and whisk to combine until the powder is dissolved.Add the cold water and vodka. Whisk to combine.Remove the plastic cups from the fridge and carefully pour the purple jello over the blue jello, to create layers, filling each cup the rest of the way.Return the jello cups to the fridge and chill until completely set, at least 1-2 hours.Finishing:Remove the jello cups from the fridge, and sprinkle the top of each shot with black sugar.You don't want to completely mask the purple, but there should be a good layer of sugar.Place a lid on each cup and refrigerate the shots until ready to serve or put out at your party.
I recommend making the jello for the purple layer right after you put the blue layer in the fridge. Then let the purple layer cool off while the blue layer sets up. That way the hotter jello won't melt the first layer when you add it in.