Halloween Candy Corn Jello Cups feature layered Jello in yellow and orange, topped with a luscious layer of whipped cream. Kids love these festive fruity treats, and you’ll love how simple they are to make.
If you’re looking for the perfect Halloween treat to send to school or serve at your Halloween parties, you’ll be happy to have this recipe for Candy Corn Jello Cups.
If it’s not quite spooky season yet, you can still make these Jello cups. The orange and yellow colors of fall sunsets are beautiful at any time of the year.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Fun and Easy Halloween Dessert – Jello cups are easy to make, easy to serve, and perfectly festive.
- Can Be Made Ahead – Jello can be stored in the fridge for up to a week!
- Versatile Recipe – Feel free to change up the flavors, colors, or decorations to make these Jello cups match any occasion.
Here’s what you need to make this easy Halloween dessert:
Complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.
- Jello: Orange and Island Pineapple Jello are the perfect colors for replicating the pattern of candy corn, and they taste delicious together too! Feel free to use lemon instead of pineapple if you prefer.
- Whipped Cream: The white layer of the candy corn is easily made with a dollop of whipped cream. You can use canned whipped cream, homemade whipped cream, or whipped topping like Cool Whip.
- Candy Corn: As a fun garnish, add one or more pieces of candy corn to the top of each Jello Cup.
- Clear Cups: This recipe will make 8 layered jello cups in 5.5-ounce cups.
How To Make Candy Corn Jello Cups
- Set Up The Cups: Place 8 cups on a baking sheet and set aside.
- Make Pineapple Jello: Bring two cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat and whisk in the pineapple jello, stirring until dissolved. Then stir in 2 cups of cold water. Divide the yellow jello among the cups, filling each about ⅓ full. Discard any extra jello (or add it to a 9th cup… it won’t be perfect, but you can use it as a taste-test subject later)
- Chill: Place the cups filled with Pineapple jello in the fridge and chill for 3 hours, or until set.
- Make Orange Jello: Once the first layer is set, you can get started on the second. Make the orange Jello the same way you made the pineapple jello, with two cups of boiling water and two cups of cold water. Pour the orange over the yellow, filling the cups all the way to the top.
- Chill Again: Place the cups back into the fridge for another 3 hours, or until the jello is fully set.
- Serve: Before serving, top the candy cane jello cups with a generous amount of whipped cream, then decorate with candy corn.
To keep the plastic cups stable, you can place them inside of a muffin tin rather than a sheet pan. This way nothing can tip over!
- I like to buy disposable plastic cups that come with lids, especially if I’m taking these jello cups to someone else’s house. The lids keep the jello fresh while it’s in the fridge for storage too. Buy the cups on amazon – you’ll get 100 of them, but I’m sure you’ll figure out more fun ways to fill them up!
- Five to six-ounce cups: In the photos here I’m using cups that are 5.5 ounces. This is a good size portion for kids or adults. You can use larger or smaller cups if you’d like to, just divide the Jello evenly among them.
- Glass dishes work too! If you don’t need to travel with your candy corn jello cups, you can make them in clear glass dessert dishes instead.
- Wait to add whipped cream until just before serving. It will melt if you try to add it too soon.
- Try other fun garnishes, like Halloween sprinkles or candy eyes.
- Try these for other Fall occasions. The colors of the season in Jello form are welcome at Thanksgiving or football parties too!
You can store the jello cups, covered and in the fridge for up to 1 week. Again, wait to add the toppings until just before eating them.
Delicious Jello Desserts to Make
A simple box of Jello or Jello instant pudding is the building block for many easy dessert recipes. Try some of these:
- Chocolate Jello Pudding Pie
- Orange Jello Salad
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad in a Jar
- No Bake Strawberry Pie
- Halloween Graveyard Dirt Cake
It takes 3-4 hours for Jello to set fully. When layering jello, you want to be sure that each layer has time to chill before adding the next one, or the colors will mix together and ruin the effect.
Sure! Cool Whip is delicious with Jello. Use whichever you prefer.
I don’t think that anything tastes like candy corn, except for candy corn! These cups taste like fruity orange and pineapple jello, with a creamy whipped cream topping.
Everyone loves Jello, and for Halloween, these candy corn jello cups are going to be a huge hit. Don’t forget to Pin the recipe for later!
- 2 3-ounce boxes pineapple Jello
- 2 3-ounce boxes orange Jello
- 8 cups water divided
- whipped cream or whipped topping
- candy corn for topping
- Place 8 cups on a baking sheet and set aside.
- Bring two cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat and whisk in the pineapple jello, stirring until dissolved. Then stir in 2 cups of cold water. Divide the yellow jello among the cups, filling each about ⅓ full. Discard any extra jello
- Place the cups filled with Pineapple jello in the fridge and chill for 3 hours, or until set.
- Once the first layer is set, you can get started on the second. Make the orange Jello the same way you made the pineapple jello. Bring two cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat and whisk in the orange jello, stirring until dissolved. Then stir in 2 cups of cold water. Divide the orange jello among the cups, filling each to the top.
- Chill the jello cups again for 3 hours, or until completely set.
- Just before serving, top each jello cup with a generous amount of whipped cream, then decorate with candy corn.
- You can use lemon jello in place of the pineapple if you prefer.
- Disposable plastic cups with lids are ideal, especially if you need to travel with this dessert. Feel free to use different sized cups, or glass dishes if you like, just adjust the amount of jello as needed.
- You can double or triple the recipe if needed.
- Wait to add whipped cream until just before serving, or it will melt.
- To store: Keep jello covered and in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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