Candy Corn Jell-O Mini Desserts! Aren’t these the cutest? The inspiration for these was a pin on Pinterest. It featured a mini dessert which resembled candy corn in a shot glass. When I saw it, the little mini flare dessert glasses in the cupboard came to mind. These make any little dessert special! The shape of these mimic the candy corn better, too, right? (We are an affiliate of Amazon and will receive a small percentage of any sale from this link. Thank you for supporting this website!)
The grandkids love Jell-O and I knew they would love these, especially when presented like this!
This is such an easy mini dessert!
Candy Corn Jell-O Mini Desserts
- 1 (4-serving) box Orange Jell-O
- 1 (4-serving) box Lemon Jell-O
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2-1/2 Tblsp. Powdered Sugar
- 1-1/2 Tblsp. Meringue Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
First, prepare the Lemon Jell-O following the directions on the package. (I used 3/4 cup of cold water instead of the 1 cup, thinking that the lemon layer would be a little firmer. Don’t know if it really was necessary! Lol!) Then, ladle the prepared Jell-O into the mini flare dessert glasses, filling up the lower half of the glass. *Place these in the refrigerator to set for 20 – 30 minutes. You want these to be firm so there will be a distinct edge separating the two colors.
Then, prepare the Orange Jell-O following the directions on the package. Place the orange Jell-O in the fridge for a few minutes to cool before pouring on top of the lemon layer. Place back in the fridge to set before topping with the whipped cream topping recipe below, or if you would rather, top with Cool Whip or Reddi-wip. The whipped cream below is stabilized with Meringue Powder and won’t weep. You can make it a day ahead and it will stay perfectly! (We are an affiliate of Amazon and will receive a small percentage of any sale from this link. Thank you for supporting this website!)
Stabilized Whipped Cream
Chill a medium-sized mixing bowl and mixer beaters in the freezer for 20 minutes or so. Pour 1 cup of the heavy whipping cream into the bowl. Add the 2-1/2 tablespoons of the powdered sugar and beat until thickened.
Mix in the 1-1/2 tablespoons of the Meringue Powder and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Whip until stiff peaks form.
Place in a large pastry tube fitted with a large round tip. Pipe on the top of the set orange Jell-O and top with a kernel of candy corn.
*My tip for you here – use a plastic refrigerator bin to corral mini dessert glasses. The sides are taller than a sheet pan and keep them from tipping. It’s much easier to place them in, and take them out of, the refrigerator!
Place silicone potholders in the bottom of the bins. These grab the base of the glass and keep them from sliding around. (Ever had unset Jell-O tip over in the fridge? Not a pretty thing!) I’m not sure if the spongy silicone potholders would work for this but the firmer ones work great. (We are an affiliate of Amazon and will receive a small percentage of any sale from these links. Thank you for supporting this website!)
Another Jell-O mini dessert! Your family is gonna love these “Candy Corn Jell-O Mini Desserts!”