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Halloween Test Tube Shooters
Great Halloween Beverage!
1 3oz. package orange-colored gelatin powder, such as orange, peach or apricot
1 cup boiling water
1 15oz. can peaches, apricots or pears in juice or extra-light syrup, not drained
2 1/4 cups purple grape juice (see note in recipe)
1/4 cup hot chocolate mix (see note in recipe)

Special Equipment Needed:
18 (2-ounce) test tubes and rack to hold them
1 long bamboo skewer


You’re never too old to celebrate Halloween. These test-tube shooters, which closely resemble a science experiment, may be served at kid and adult Halloween parties. Adults may celebrate by substituting sparkling wine for grape juice.

Mix gelatin powder and boiling water until the powder completely dissolves, about 2 minutes. Puree the canned fruit in a blender or food processor until completely smooth.

Mix with gelatin and divide between 18 (2-ounce) test tubes; fill each test tube about half way. Refrigerate until firm. Heat the grape juice in a sauce pan until simmering. Stir in the hot-chocolate mix until it dissolves; refrigerate.

To serve: Fill the test tubes with the grape-juice mixture. Poke a skewer down the sides of the test tube into the gelatin so that the grape-juice mixture flows down creating dark stripes through the orange gelatin.

Note: For adults; in place of the grape-juice mixture you may substitute with 2 1/4 cups sparkling wine.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 39; Total fat 0g; Saturated fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 31mg; Carbohydrate 14g; Fiber 0g; Protein 0g; Vitamin A 0%DV*; Vitamin C 17%DV; Folate 0%DV; Calcium 0%DV; Iron 0%DV; Potassium 0%DV
*Daily Value

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Preparation Time: Serves: 18
Recipe Origin: United States
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Canned Food Fan

United States
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