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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 here 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?