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Candy Corn Finger Jello Recipe

Finger Candy Corn Jello Recipe

I’ve never been that crazy about  Halloween.

Don’t get me wrong, getting dressed up is fun. Spending time with friends is great.

Of course as a kid the candy is the real star of the show.

An adult perspective.

But on the whole it’s more of a hassle than anything, especially as a parent. Scrambling to find a costume (I’m cheap and just get creative with what we have on hand…anybody with me?). Spending half the week’s grocery budget on junk food for the neighborhood. Not my cup of tea.

Candy Corn Jello

But there is one part of Halloween and fall in general that I have always loved.

Candy corn.

I liked the taste. But more than that it reminded me of my grandparents. They lived on a farm and always kept a chicken feeder on the kitchen table to feed their little chicks – their grandchildren!

For some reason I was more into this tradition than any of my siblings or cousins. If my grandparents knew I was coming they were sure to stock it with candy corn for me. I ran to it first thing when I entered the house to check and have a little chicken feed.

My days of visiting the farm are coming to an end as my grandmother passed away earlier this year and my grandfather is in hospice. But when I do get there the chicken feeder is still sitting there on the table as soon as I walk in the door.

Candy Corn Jello

A new tradition.

I am honored that it will soon be the centerpiece of my own table! I can carry on the tradition of feeding my kids and someday grandkids just like little chicks.

But in a different way.

My candy corn will not come out of a bag. It will not have artificial flavors and food coloring.

Instead it will be full of nourishing, grassfed gelatin (use the coupon KS10 for 10% off!)!

Candy corn finger jello is the perfect way to get into the festivities without sacrificing nutrition.

It has bright, fall colors and a burst of flavor. Plus it can still be eaten with your fingers (though it won’t be stored in the chicken feeder!).

Add to that easy-to-digest protein in the form of gelatin that is both healthy and healing to the gut. Not a bad idea when consuming a bit of extra sugar.

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins, the brand of grassfed, top of the line gelatin in the Kitchen Stewardship® house. Use the code VPKS10 to get 10% off your order!

Finger Candy Corn Jello Recipe
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Candy Corn Finger Jello Recipe

  • Author: Mary Voogt
  • Yield: 1620 1x
  • Category: snack

Description

A fruity homemade spin on candy corn using gelatin (use the coupon KS10 for 10% off!).


Ingredients

Scale

Bottom Layer:

Middle Layer:

Top Layer:


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Instructions

  1. Combine all of the bottom layer ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk to combine.
  2. Let sit one minute.
  3. Turn on heat to med-low and gently whisk until the sugar and gelatin dissolve and the mixture is completely liquid (this takes 2-4 minutes).
  4. Pour the mixture into an 8″ or 9″ square glass pan or fill candy molds 1/3 full.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator until firm (about 20 minutes). You can also chill it in the freezer to set faster.
  6. Repeat this process for the remaining two layers, making sure the previous layer is set before pouring the next layer on.
  7. Chill until completely firm.
  8. Cut into squares or remove from molds.
  9. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Notes

*Any milk/dairy substitute can be used in place of the milk and yogurt.

*The blueberry juice is used for color in the bottom layer. You can leave it out if you don’t have any. It just won’t be quite as dark/contrasting.

*Cane sugar gives a more neutral flavor and allows the fruit flavor to come through more. Honey will give a stronger, sweetener flavor.

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Party time.

This finger jello will fit right in at school parties. You could even host your own Halloween gathering in place of trick-or-treating and serve a variety of homemade goodies like chocolate covered toffeemaple candy and gluten free pumpkin spice graham crackers.

It also makes a fun treat for school lunches this time of year.

Candy Corn Jello
Candy Corn Jello is a perfect way to get nourishing gelatin into little ones while making them feel special. They will be in awe of this recipe and presentation and not miss standard Halloween candy.


As a parent I love that candy corn finger jello is so easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. Each layer only takes about five minutes of hands on time. Just what you need when you’re busy with kids and lots of interruptions. Make each layer as you have time – even hours apart!

This jello can be made with dairy or coconut milk. Or if you’re like my family and have kids with allergies to both you could substitute whatever dairy replacement you tolerate.

We usually let our kids swap their candy for money after trick-or-treating. But it sure is nice to be able to let them indulge in a treat too!

Candy Corn Jello
Are you looking for a brightly colored Halloween treat that your kids will love and you’ll feel good about?

Make a batch of candy corn finger jello. Serve it as a snack, dessert or even with your dinner on Halloween!

Want to really wow your kids? Instead of making the jello in a pan use candy molds in whatever shapes you like. It will take a few extra minutes to pour into the molds. But it will make an impressive homemade treat.

Feed your little chicks something healthy and full of nourishing Vital Proteins gelatin (grassfed!) this fall. Candy corn finger jello will be the new star of the show.

Other Halloween Ideas From Kitchen Stewardship®:

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3 thoughts on “Candy Corn Finger Jello Recipe”

  1. This was fun! I took it to a “halloween party”/playdate and both kids and moms liked it. I tasted Apricot as the strongest flavor in the final product. I will say that, though my first layer was thoroughly set (which took more like 45 minutes in my fridge) when I added the second layer, they “melded” on one side of the glass pan, so that side really ended up with only 2 layers. I made it in a 7×9, because it was the only clear glass pan that I had available – so maybe that affected the time it took to set? Anyway, for the 3rd layer, I removed it from heat and let it set in the pan for about 10 minutes before pouring it onto the other layers. That layer was definitely distinct all across the pan, so perhaps letting it cool a bit helped? Also, the other layers had been in the fridge overnight by that point, so that could have affected it, too, as they would have been more firmly set. Definitely a fun, and relatively healthy, fall treat that I will keep in mind for making again 🙂 (p.s. I used a different, well-known brand of gelatin in a red canister.)

    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Justine! Yeah, sometimes if it’s too hot it can melt into another layer. When you are heating the mixture it doesn’t need to get hot, though. Just warm enough to dissolve the sugar and gelatin. Maybe keep the heat lower next time.

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