How to light up fall: Halloween Jello recipes

Halloween Jell-O desserts Pumpkin Parfaits in glasses

Everyone will see fall favorites in a new light when you make these brilliant harvest treats with Jell-O brand gelatin. Whip up a glittering pumpkin parfait. A sparking new way to serve grapes. Or a glowing harvest moon salad.

If you think their faces light up over these new recipes, wait till you see what we’re up to for the holidays!

Recipes below: Great Pumpkin Parfait, Harvest Moon Medley, Gala Grape Frost

Halloween Jello recipes: Great Pumpkin Parfait

Ingredients

1 package (3 oz.) Jell-O Brand Orange Flavor Gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 package (4-serving size) Jell-O Vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup cold milk
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 can (16-ounces) pumpkin
1 cup thawed Birds Eye Cool Whip Whipped Topping
1/4 cup cold water

Directions

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Prepare pudding as directed on package, using 1 cup milk and beating 1 minute. Blend in spice and 1/2 cup gelatin. Chill until thickened. Then beat until fluffy. Blend in pumpkin. Fold in whipped topping.

Spoon into dessert glasses. Chill. Add cold water to remaining gelatin. Chill until slightly thickened. Spoon into glasses. 10 servings.

If you’re counting calories, try making this recipe with Sugar-Free Jell-O Gelatin.

Halloween Jell-O desserts Pumpkin Parfaits


Halloween Jello recipes: Harvest Moon Medley

Ingredients

2 packages (3 ounces each) Jell-O lemon gelatin
2 cups boiling water
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups cold water
15 apple or pear slices
1 cup chopped apples or pears
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Directions

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add cold water. Reserve 1-1/2 cups. Chill remainder until thickened. Pour into 6-cup mold. Arrange the apple slices in gelatin. Chill until set but not firm. Beat cheese until smooth. Blend in reserved gelatin. Fold in apples and nuts. Chill until slightly thickened. Spoon into mold. Chill at least 4 hours. Unmold. 11 servings. If you’re counting calories. try making this recipe with Sugar-Free Jell-O Gelatin.

Harvest Moon Medley and Gala Grape Frost recipe Jello desserts


Halloween Jello recipes: Gala Grape Frost

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 oz.) Jell-O raspberry gelatin
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup Welch’s Grape Juice — Purple or White
  • 3/4 cup seedless grapes
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Combine grape juice and ice cubes to make 1-1/4 cups. Add to gelatin. Stir until slightly thickened. Remove unmelted ice.
  2. Measure 1-1/3 cups gelatin; fold in grapes. Spoon into bowl; chill until set but not firm. Whip remaining gelatin until almost double in volume. Pour into bowl. Chill.

Makes 6 servings. If you’re counting calories, try making this recipe with Sugar Free Jell-O Gelatin.

Halloween Jell-O desserts


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Source publication date: November 1985

Filed under: 1980s, Dessert recipes, Fall, Halloween, Vintage advertisements

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