It is that time of year! Halloween foodie posts have officially begun! We start with a classic by Taste of Home with their Halloween gelatin cutouts.
I was a bit wary of starting this exciting foodie time of year with a gelatin project after last year’s disaster but the only way to get over past mistakes is to be fearless in the kitchen.
I made half the recipe but will write it up here in full for you. You will need two large bowls. One for 4 packages of orange gelatin (3 oz each) and one for 4 packages of grape gelatin (3 oz each).
Boil five cups of water. Add half to one bowl and half to the other. Dissolve gelatin and set aside for 30 minutes.
In a large bowl whisk together 2 packages of vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz each) with 2 cups of cold milk for 1 minute.
Quickly pour half into each bowl of gelatin and whisk until blended.
Pour the gelatin into two separate 13″ x 9″ dishes really coated with cooking spray. I used a loaf pan since I divided the recipe in half and wanted the height. Chill for 3 hours in the fridge.
This was the part I was worried about. Would they come out in one piece or fall apart?
Thankfully they came out perfectly! What a relief…
Put them on a decorative plate.
Put the plate on a spooky surface. I put mine on top of a spider web tray.
The moment of truth my newsletter readers have been waiting for. How did they taste?
Darn it! Yes, they look great and were easy to make but the vanilla pudding made them quite blech, for lack of a better word. A visual home run but a flavour reject if you ask me. Now kids might not care, they are cute and cool and giggly but I can not in good foodie conscience recommend these odd treats.
I will try another version that Reg recommended to me soon! Let me know if you have a Halloween recipe you love or would love to try. I need inspiration!