Candy corn is the quintessential Halloween candy, which is why candy corn Jell-O shots are necessary for your Halloween celebration. These are perfect for parties, kickbacks, and binge-watching Halloweentown reruns. Though candy corn tastes like pure sugar to me, I've reimagined it for this recipe with orange Jell-O and whipped cream flavors. 

If you prefer Jell-O to Jell-O shots, you can substitute the 3/4 cup of cold vodka for cold water. You can also use plastic shot glasses instead of lemon peels if you're strapped for time. 

Candy Corn Jell-O Shots

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:3 hrs
  • Total Time:3 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings:20
  • Easy


  • 5 lemons or 15 plastic shot glasses
  • 3 oz box orange Jell-O mix
  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 3/4 cup cold vodka
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Whipped cream
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  • Step 1

    Halve the lemons and hollow out the peel.

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  • Step 2

    Pour the Jell-O mix into a large bowl.

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  • Step 3

    Boil a cup of water and add it to the Jello-O mix and stir until the mix is dissolved.

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  • Step 4

    Add 3/4 cup of cold vodka and 1/4 cup of cold water to the mix. Stir well.

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  • Step 5

    Use a ladle to transfer the mixture into the lemon halves.

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  • Step 6

    Refrigerate for about 3 hours.

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  • Step 7

    Cut the lemon halves into quarters. Then cut the quarters into eighths.

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  • Step 8

    Add whipped cream on top of the Jell-O shots and serve.

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