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Glow in the Dark Eyeball Jello Shots

Jello shots are always a party favorite, but these Glow in the Dark Eyeball Jello Shots take things to a whole new level! Made with just a few simple ingredients, these spooky shots are sure to be a hit at your Halloween party.

glow in the dark eyeball jello shots

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is around the corner and time to start planning the menu for Halloween parties. There are many different options available, so it can be hard to decide what to make.

There are a few classic dishes that are always popular at Halloween parties such as Halloween FEET Loaf as a main dish and Bloody Skull Cupcakes for dessert.

Both of these pair nicely with glow in dark shots for the adults and witches brew for the kids.

These are just a few ideas to get you started – there are endless possibilities when it comes to Halloween party food! So have fun with it and be sure to include something for everyone.

glow in the dark jello shots

What makes jello shots glow?

It’s all thanks to the black light-responsive tonic water that’s used in the recipe. When exposed to black light, this special ingredient lights up and gives the jello shots their eerie glow.

Do I need a black light to make these glow?

Yes, you will need a black light to make these glow as they do not glow on their own.

What You Will Need

  • Jello – Can use whatever color you’d like but the best colors that glow in the dark are blue and green.
  • Tonic water – This is what makes them glow.
  • Malibu rum – Can also use vodka or tequila, just make sure it’s chilled and clear.
  • Gummy eyeballs – This can be found online or you can omit them.
  • Black light – What you need to make them glow.
  • Plastic shot cups – You can use 1 oz or 2 oz jello shot cups.

How to Make Glow in the Dark Jello Shots

  1. Boil tonic water over stovetop or microwave. Add package of Jello and stir until it’s completely dissolved.
  2. Add chilled alcohol and stir till combined.
  3. Add gummy eyeball to shot glass. Use a syringe or pour the mixture into plastic shot glass containers.
  4. Place the Jello shots in the fridge and let them set for 2-3 hours.
  5. Display near black light and serve chilled.

Tips for Making Jello Shots

  • Use a clear alcohol for your base. Vodka, rum, tequila or gin are good options.
  • Make sure the gelatin is completely dissolved before adding the alcohol, otherwise the shots will be grainy.
  • Use a measuring cup with spout or syringe to carefully fill each shot glass with the jello mixture.
  • Chill the shots in the fridge for 2-3 hours, or overnight if possible.
eyeball jello shots

FAQs

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, these can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Simply keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

What’s the best way to get the eyeballs out of the mold?

Use a small knife or toothpick to loosen the edges of the eyeball, then gently push it out with your finger.

What is tonic water and does it really make the jello shots glow?

Tonic water is a carbonated soft drink that contains quinine. This bitter compound is what gives tonic water its distinctive flavor and also happens to make it glow under black light?

How do you store jello shots?

Store any remaining leftovers in the fridge with the lids on for up to a week.

How long do the jello shots take to make?

The jello shots take about 2-3 hours to make, including prep time and chilling time.

How many jello shots does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 20 (1oz) or 10 (2oz) jello shots.

Glow in the Dark Eyeball Jello Shots

Glow in the Dark Eyeball Jello Shots

Yield: Makes 20 (1oz.) Shots or 10 (2oz.) Shots
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Jello shots are always a party favorite, but these Glow in the Dark Eyeball Jello Shots take things to a whole new level! Made with just a few simple ingredients, these spooky shots are sure to be a hit at your Halloween party.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3oz.) package Blue Jello
  • 8 ounces tonic water
  • 8 ounces chilled Malibu rum
  • Gummy eyeballs
  • Black light

Instructions

  1. Boil tonic water over stovetop or microwave. Add package of Jello and stir until it's completely dissolved.
  2. Add chilled alcohol and stir till combined.
  3. Add gummy eyeball to shot glass. Use a syringe or pour the mixture into plastic shot glass containers.
  4. Place the Jello shots in the fridge and let them set for 2-3 hours.
  5. Display near black light and serve chilled.

Notes

Store any remaining leftovers in the fridge with the lids on for up to a week.

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