If you're gonna have a party, do it colorfully. And deliciously!
Feel like a true grown-up with boozy jelly shots shaped just like... Lucky Charms™ marshmallows!
Your mom spent half your childhood telling you to not pick the marshmallows out of the cereal.
But the day of reckoning has come, dear friends. You’ve grown that lumberjack beard. You make your own bed (occasionally). You’ve practically moved out of her basement.
And now it’s time to eat your cereal any ol’ durned way you want—marshmallows only, vodka spiked.
This recipe is adulthood, waving its bright and cheery welcome right in your mouth. Or something like that. Whatever it is, it’s brilliant. You need it. Here’s how to make these gorgeous jelly shots:
Start first with a teeny-tiny set of cookie cutters. I found these at Williams Sonoma.
The second step goes so quickly, there wasn’t even time to snap a photo. Follow the recipe steps to make 8 tinted sheets of sweet cream and vodka-spiked gelatin.
Once those layers have thickened, plop them onto a piece of parchment paper and start cutting. It’s seriously more simple than you can imagine.
Cut the yellow layer into brilliant shooting stars.
Get inspired by Lucky Charms™ red balloons, cutting bright pink jelly sheets into lucky spades.
Don’t forget the clover! Green sheets look adorbs when cut into mini clovers!
Blue moons are so cute, you’d almost rather wish on these instead of lucky stars.
And pretty pink hearts are the perfect addition to the mix.
Now for a few insider tricks: Cut a sheet of white jelly with a teardrop cutter. Cut the tip off, leaving a round half-circle. Pipe a little tinted icing onto the top of each piece, and you’ll have happy little rainbows.
Do the same with squares of white jelly. Just pipe some orange frosting bows up top. So easy! So cute!
And finally, make your own lucky horseshoes by cutting purple jelly sheets with a teardrop cutter. Then turn the cutter around and press the tip into the center of each teardrop. It will cut a small “notch” out, creating horseshoe-shaped yumyums.
And in no time at all, you'll need those cute little cereal marshmallows to surround your boozy versions.
And then you need to find some party peeps, because you really shouldn't eat these alone...
Know who you should share these with? Your mom.
She’ll be so delighted to see you’re not picking the marshmallows out of the box, after all.
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's Tablespoon profile to see what she cooks up next!