Easy Candy Cane Jello Shots Recipe

My family has appointed me as the party planner for all of our Holiday gatherings. My job is to make it a fun night and since this year the Christmas celebration was to be hosted at my home, I decided to make a signature drink for the night.  I started pinning days before, but almost all of the Christmas themed  cocktails called for white chocolate liqueur, which I could not find anywhere. Well, being the improviser that I am, I came up with the idea of Candy Cane Jell-O shots!  What else was I going to do with all those candy canes?  The shots were super easy to make, and every adult enjoyed them very much.

The kids got a jumper and a piñata and everyone at the party had a lot of fun!

Candy Cane Jello Shots

Ingredients: Makes 24 shots

  • 3oz pack of any red or green gelatin
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup ice water
  • 1 cup of peppermint schnapps
  • crushed peppermint candy canes
  • whipped cream or dessert toppingJelloshots

Directions:

  • Boil 1 cup of water and mix in gelatin
  • Add 1 cup ice water+ 1 cup of chilled peppermint schnapps
  • Use a cup to distribute evenly among shot glasses ( I used plastic ones from the dollar store but paper will work best). I you decide to use these clear plastic ones, I  also suggest getting the mini spoons to scoop the Jell-O out. You can find them in the same aisle.
  • Sprinkle crushed candy canes
  • Place in a large plate and refrigerate for one hour.

If you want the shots to be stronger don’t add the iced water but drink responsibly!

Serve as is or with whipped cream.

 

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These cute little shots were so easy and fun to make, that I’m thinking of making another batch for New Year’s Eve. The colors, flavors and candy combinations are endless!

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What’s your favorite Holiday cocktail?

If you don’t have one yet, check out my  Holiday cocktail board on Pinterest for ideas!

 

 

 

 

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