Please all of the little monsters at the party with our Happy Halloween Dessert Cups recipe. Our simple Happy Halloween Dessert Cups recipe is sure to make even the pickiest of the ghosts and goblins happy.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 9 servings
2-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Grape Flavor Gelatin
2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
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Let's Make It
Add 1-1/4 cups boiling water to orange gelatin mixes in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Pour into 8-inch square pan sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining boiling water and grape gelatin mixes. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
Meanwhile, melt chocolate as directed on package; cool slightly. Pour into small resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to squeeze chocolate onto waxed-paper covered baking sheets to make 9 spider webs or other Halloween shapes. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm.
Cut gelatin in each pan into 1/2-inch cubes. Layer orange gelatin cubes, half the COOL WHIP and grape gelatin cubes in 9 (6-oz.) plastic cups. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Top parfaits with remaining COOL WHIP and chocolate decorations just before serving.
Use 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Orange Tangerine Flavor Gelatin.
Before filling cups, pipe 1 oz. melted chocolate onto inside of each cup to make a design or write a spooky message, such as "boo." Refrigerate cups until chocolate is firm, then fill as directed.
How to Make Spider Webs
For spider webs, use 2 oz. melted chocolate to draw a cross on waxed paper-covered baking sheet, then draw an "x" on the center of the cross; connect all ends of lines with additional melted chocolate to resemble a spider's web.
How to Make Spiders
For the spiders, separate 12 OREO Cookies. Drizzle the filled halves with the remaining melted chocolate. Attach 8 (1/2-inch) pieces of black shoestring licorice to the chocolate on each cookie for the spider's legs. Reassemble cookies. Cool completely.
How to Make Ghosts
Drop COOL WHIP by spoonfuls onto each dessert to resemble a ghost. Add 2 miniature chocolate chips to each for the eyes.
How to Make Pumpkin Faces
Separate 12 OREO Cookies. Decorate white filling sides with melted chocolate to resemble pumpkin faces, using 2 oz. melted BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate; cool completely. Crumble remaining cookies; sprinkle between the gelatin layers when assembling parfaits. Insert decorated cookie into COOL WHIP on top of each parfait just before serving.
Easy Microwave Melting of BAKER'S Chocolate
Microwave BAKER'S Chocolate to be used in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; stir. Microwave 30 sec. more; stir. Continue heating and stirring in 10-sec. increments until chocolate is completely melted.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.