Keiki Treat: Candy Corn Gelatin
Three wiggly, jiggly (and one grown-up) versions of this traditional Halloween candy.
I still love candy corn. It may be pure sugar, but the tiny treats give me a taste of my childhood. I always snap the white top off, then eat the rest layer by chewy layer. In case you were wondering, the sugar-and-corn-syrup confection (yes, sugar and corn syrup are the first two ingredients) was first created in the 1880s and, according to a history piece on Time.com, nine billion pieces are made every year.
Even if you’re not a fan of the flavor, the look is definitely a sign of fall. So, why not turn the tri-colored candy into a chilled dessert? Here is a quick recipe with a few variations, including one just for the grown-ups.
- 1 box each of lemon- and orange-flavored gelatin
- Cool Whip or whipped cream
- Candy corn, for garnish
- Mix lemon gelatin, according to instructions. Divide evenly into eight small shot glasses or about four larger parfait glasses.
- Chill until set. This may take several hours.
- While the first layer is setting, mix the orange gelatin then allow to cool.
- Pull out the cups and pour the orange gelatin, over a back of a spoon for even distribution, into each.
- Top with whipped topping or whipped cream and garnish with candy corn.
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- Use pineapple gelatin and substitute the pineapple juice for equal part of water. Mix the crushed pineapple into the gelatin before chilling.
- Instead of gelatin, layer chopped pineapple and mandarin oranges, top with whipped cream.
- Don’t want whipped cream? Made a white layer of gelatin by sprinkling an envelope of unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup of cold water. Let sit for two minutes, then stir in 1/2 cup of boiling water. Mix until smooth, then add 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk.
- Grown-up version: Mix each flavored gelatin with one cup of boiling water. Then add 1/2 cup of vodka. Stir and pour into cups.
Want more craft and treat ideas? See our Halloween Corner for those and our full roundup of spooky events on O‘ahu.