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Swamp Sludge Jello Syringes for Halloween

Serve up these spooky yet delicious Swamp Sludge Jello Syringes at your Halloween party! They look like the mud from the swamp but actually made with Jello and black food coloring.

Swamp Sludge Jello Syringes

Halloween is a time for scary costumes, not to mention trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. But what about the food? Halloween recipes often include spooky foods like witches’ fingers, mummy’s hands, and other eerie treats. This year try something new with these Swamp Sludge Jello Syringes and creep your guests out with its squishy consistency and eerie color.

Swamp Sludge Jello Syringes for Halloween

These syringes will be the hit of your Halloween party! Make them non-alcoholic for the kids or syringe shots with alcohol for the adults by adding rum or vodka. Serve them to guests in a fun, spooky dish over ice to keep chilled.

Halloween Jello Shots Syringes

Why We Love Them

  • Halloween Fun!
  • Spooky party food!
  • Eerie Goodness!
  • Great for kids & adults!

Tips and Variations

  • Add vodka or rum to make them adult friendly. 
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days and serve chilled.
  • Make ahead of time to allow the Jello to set.
  • Can use small cups instead of syringes.
  • Try a different color for a different effect such as red for vampire blood or green for zombie blood.

Ingredients

1 – 3.9oz package Welch’s grape gelatin (or any Grape Jello)
3 cups water (or 1.5 cups water & 1.5 cups rum or vodka for the adult version)
3 drops black food coloring
24 jello shot syringes 

How to Make Swamp Sludge Jello Syringes

For the Kids:

In a medium pot, boil 1.5 cups water. Remove from heat, add gelatin and stir for 3 minutes or until fully dissolved.  Add 1.5 cups cold water and stir until combined.

Add 3 drops of black food coloring and stir to combine.

To fill the syringes, place the tip of the syringe in pan with jello mixture and pull up the syringe until the liquid is filled to the top. Repeat with all syringes. 

Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

For the Adults:

In a medium pot, boil 1.5 cups water. Remove from heat, add gelatin and stir for 3 minutes or until fully dissolved.  Add 1.5 cups cold rum or vodka and stir until combined.

Add 3 drops of black food coloring and stir to combine.

To fill the syringes, place the tip of the syringe in pan with jello mixture and pull up the syringe until the liquid is filled to the top. Repeat with all syringes. 

Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

Swamp Sludge Jello Syringes

Swamp Sludge Jello Syringes

Yield: Makes 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Serve up these spooky yet delicious Swamp Sludge Jello Syringes at your Halloween party! They look like the mud from the swamp but actually made with Jello and black food coloring.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 3.9oz package Welch’s grape gelatin (or any Grape Jello)
  • 3 cups water (or 1.5 cups water & 1.5 cups rum or vodka for the adult version)
  • 3 drops black food coloring
  • 24 jello shot syringes

Instructions

    For the Kids:

  1. In a medium pot, boil 1.5 cups water. Remove from heat, add gelatin and stir for 3 minutes or until fully dissolved.  Add 1.5 cups cold water and stir until combined.
  2. Add 3 drops of black food coloring and stir to combine.
  3. To fill the syringes, place the tip of the syringe in pan with jello mixture and pull up the syringe until the liquid is filled to the top. Repeat with all syringes. 
  4. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

For the Adults:

  1. In a medium pot, boil 1.5 cups water. Remove from heat, add gelatin and stir for 3 minutes or until fully dissolved.  Add 1.5 cups cold rum or vodka and stir until combined.
  2. Add 3 drops of black food coloring and stir to combine.
  3. To fill the syringes, place the tip of the syringe in pan with jello mixture and pull up the syringe until the liquid is filled to the top. Repeat with all syringes. 
  4. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

Notes

Tips and Variations

  • Add vodka or rum to make them adult friendly. 
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days and serve chilled.
  • Make ahead of time to allow the Jello to set.
  • Can use small cups instead of syringes.
  • Try a different color for a different effect such as red for vampire blood or green for zombie blood.

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