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Lucky Charms™-Shaped Jello Shots

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

Marshmallow vodka finds its way into these delightfully fun boozy jello shots. Shaped like Lucky Charms™ marshmallows, this may be the most colorful way ever to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
March 18, 2016

Ingredients

8
envelopes (1/4 oz. each) unflavored gelatin powder
1 1/2
cups cold water
1 1/2
cups boiling water
1
cup sugar
3
cups marshmallow vodka
2
cup heavy cream
Betty Crocker™ gel food colors: pink, purple, green, blue, yellow, orange
2
tablespoons Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting, tinted orange
2
tablespoons Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting, tinted blue
2
tablespoons Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting, tinted pink
2
tablespoons Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting, tinted yellow
Nonstick baking spray

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 8 mini loaf tins with nonstick oil spray. Gently wipe the spray so it leaves only a thin layer, but does not pool around the edges of the loaf tins.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes. Add boiling water and sugar, whisk quickly until it completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Add vodka and whisk another 1-2 minutes. Then whisk in cream.
  • 3
    Transfer 1 cup of the mixture to each of 6 small bowls. Tint each bowl with the following: Light pink (will be cut into hearts) Dark pink (will be cut into spades) Light blue (will be cut into moons) Light purple (will be cut into horseshoes using a teardrop-shaped cutter) Light green (will be cut into shamrocks) Dark yellow (will be cut into stars)
  • 4
    Leave the other 2 cups of the mixture un-tinted white. Pour 1 cup of prepared gelatin into each of the 8 prepared loaf tins. You should have 2 white colored tins, and 1 tin of light pink, dark pink, light blue, light purple, light green and dark yellow. Refrigerate until set up, about 60 minutes.
  • 5
    Cut each color into its coordinating shape. Use a sharp knife to cut one of the white batches into squares. Pipe an orange bow (like a gift) onto each square.
  • 6
    Cut the second white batch with the teardrop-shaped cutter. Slice the tip off of each piece with a sharp knife, leaving half-circle shaped pieces. Pipe pink, blue, and yellow frosting onto each half-circle, creating little frosting rainbows.
  • 7
    Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Special equipment required: 8 mini loaf tins and mini cookie cutters in the shapes of a star, teardrop, spade, heart, moon and shamrock (sold in a set online).

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
35mg
2%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
18g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • 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!

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