5 Days of Pinterest: Candy Cane Jell-O Shots


Happy Holidays! In honor of Christmas next week, I’ve decided to share 5 fun holiday projects from Pinterest with you all throughout this week. If you’re looking for the perfect thing to bring to a holiday party or just need a last minute holiday DIY to finish decorating, you’ll find it all here this week.

Today’s project is my favorite and was a total hit at the ugly sweater party John and I attended over the weekend: Candy Cane Jell-O shots. I pinned the recipe hereΒ and only altered it slightly for my shots. Instead of using a different liquor for each layer, I stuck with Rumple Minze for both layers. The addition of whipped cream, sprinkles and crushed candy cane to the shot were truly heavenly. Here is the recipe, slightly altered from betterrecipes.com:

White Layer:
2 envelopes plain Knox gelatin
3/4 cup Rumple Minze Peppermint Schnapps
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup water (boiling and divided between 2 pans)
1/2 cup cold water

Red Layer:
1 package (3oz) cherry jello
2/3 cup Rumple Minze Peppermint Schnapps
1 1/3 cups water

You can find the directions here. I made my white layer the night before the party and let it set overnight in the fridge, then added the red layer the morning of. I also sprinkled crushed candy cane in between the white and red layers which was a nice burst of flavor!

What’s your favorite recipe for holiday parties?

30 thoughts on “5 Days of Pinterest: Candy Cane Jell-O Shots

  1. albucco10

    OK–these look absolutely amazing. You are the jello shot queen! Whenever I try to make them they’re just overly liquidy and gross, but these look down right delicious. Think they’ll hold up in the mail? I want to try one!

    1. twenty-something Post author

      Oh, I love my new title! Jell-O Shot queen sounds pretty awesome. If you really want to be blown away by jell-o shots you should check out these blogs here and here because that’s where I get most of the inspiration and recipes from. Trust me, the first time I made jello shots I about blew up the kitchen when I lit the vodka on fire (seriously). And my layers melted into each other. You should give these a try, they are super easy and yummy (and will totally impress people). xo

    1. twenty-something Post author

      Thank you! These seriously came out amazing, I still have a couple in the fridge πŸ™‚ I’m a pinterest addict too but am excited to actually DO some of the things I’ve been pinning.

  2. Jenn

    These look AWESOME! You always have such fun and creative jello shot ideas. I’m jealous 1-that you got to make and enjoy these and 2 that you went to an ugly Christmas sweater party! I miss those.
    With Luck

    1. twenty-something Post author

      I wish I could take the credit! I get a lot of inspiration and ideas from pinterest, thatssomichelle.com and jellyshottestkitchen.com. Those ladies are seriously talented in the jell-o shot department. The ugly sweater party was great, I’d actually NEVER been to one so it was super fun shopping for outfits (I know, where was I in college, right??)

    1. twenty-something Post author

      I had never made Jell-O shots either until 4th of july and then I became addicted to making them. But these are my favorite ones so far, if you’re going to try and make some, I definitely recommend trying this recipe. Plus they will totally get you in the Christmas spirit!!

  3. charminglystyled

    This all sounds divine minus the rumple minze….seriously – one bad night of rumple minze puts you off it for life, oops! But most importantly, I’m so happy you’re back to the blogging world – I missed you on your vacation πŸ™‚



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