I discovered the idea for a ghostly Jell-O treat here via Pinterest. Oh Pinterest, you get me into as much trouble as you do finding me fun!
A Halloween treat that requires forced air and duct tape? Well you know me, I just had to try it.
I made orange Jell-O as the package directed, starting off with boiling water.
Then added the gelatine and stirred to dissolve.
I poured the liquid into two mason jars and let set in the fridge overnight.
I first tried to just add a straw to the nozzle, put it down at the bottom of the Jell-O and make the whipped cream ghost. Which did not work the way it was supposed to! (Love that you can hear Reg’s concerned voice in the background.)
So I took off the nozzle, use the duct tape again to attach the straw to the spout and tried again.
Nope! No luck!
So Reg got involved thinking that if you put the straw through the nozzle, it might work.
Nope! Came out the bottom. Damn it!
Creative Problem Solving
I was determined not to have this be a disaster (which it kind of already was) so I rolled out a marshmallow and cut it into the shape of a little ghost with a cookie cutter.
It stayed in the shape of a ghost pretty well. How would it do in Jell-O though?
I used a bamboo skewer to get the little guy right down into the gelatine.
And then I added the mouth and eyes using mini chocolate chips.
Not quite perfect but still spooky, creative, fun and yummy to have on Halloween.
Well that is my last Halloween post for 2012! I will still always have spooky foodie elements here and there though, that’s just how I roll. I hope you enjoyed all the treat and that you get to celebrate where you are this year.
We are definitely getting hit with the hurricane tonight. Right now it is very atmospheric with the storm raging outside including thunder and lightning. Not quite the Halloween I like to have. No giving out candy to the kiddies but I will be sitting in front on the TV watching scary stuff with my sweetheart eating Ectoplasm Slimed Popcorn.
I ain’t afraid of no Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!
Happy Halloween Fellow Spooky Foodies!!!!
Debra She Who Seeks says
I cannot believe there was something that duct tape could not solve! Don’t let Red Geen know!
Samhain blessings to you and Mr Khan.
Love the videos! What a cute idea! It looks like you need surgicals skills to effect it!!!
Talking Trash & Wasting Time says
haha awesome and clever!
I hope you are fine and not too much damage with the storm, very scary xx
Suzie Ridler says
Red Green would have been very disappointed in us!
Thanks for watching the videos Joan, glad you liked them.
TT&WT, the storm wasn’t too bad here. It did let up for a while so we actually got trick or treaters which was awesome.
The baker says
Oh wow, so glad your perseverance paid off! I wonder if you stuck the marshmallow figure to the glass before you pour in the jello whether it’d work? I’m thinking about trying out this idea with snowmen and green jello for christmas 🙂
Suzie Ridler says
Yup, didn’t give up! If you put the marshmallow in first, it might melt if it’s still quite warm so let it cool a bit first. Let me know how it goes!