Happy Halloween Dessert Cups

210 10 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each
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10 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each

Take it easy on yourself this Halloween with fun JELL-O dessert cups that will make even the pickiest ghosts and goblins happy.

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  • Add 1-1/4 cups boiling water to orange jelly powders in medium bowl ; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Pour into 8-inch square pan sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat in separate bowl and 8-inch square pan with grape jelly powders and remaining boiling water. Refrigerate jelly in both pans 3 hours or until firm.
  • Melt chocolate as directed on package; cool 10 min. Pour into small resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to draw 10 crosses, 4 inches apart, on parchment-covered baking sheet, then draw an "x" on over centre of each cross. Connect all ends of lines with remaining chocolate to resemble spider's webs. Refrigerate 15 min. or until firm.
  • Meanwhile, cut jelly into 1/2-inch cubes. Layer orange jelly cubes and half the Cool Whip in 10 (6-oz.) clear plastic cups; cover with grape jelly cubes, then remaining Cool Whip.
  • Garnish desserts with chocolate spider webs just before serving.

Special Extra

Before filling cups, melt additional 1 oz. chocolate; pipe onto insides of cups to make designs or write spooky messages, such as "boo." Refrigerate cups until chocolate is firm, then fill as directed.

How to Make Ghosts

Drop Cool Whip by spoonfuls onto each dessert to resemble a ghost. Add 2 miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips to each for the eyes.

How to Make Pumpkin Faces

Separate 10 vanilla creme-filled chocolate sandwich 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 jelly layers when assembling each dessert. Insert decorated cookie into Cool Whip on top of each dessert just before serving.


  • 10 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each
Calories 170
% Daily Value
Total fat 3g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 120mg
Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 33g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* 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.

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