Happy Halloween Dessert Cups

14  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 3 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 10 servings, 2/3 cup each.

Happy Halloween Dessert Cups Recipe


  • 2-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin
  • 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Grape Flavor Gelatin
  • 10 plastic cups (6 oz.)
  • 1-1/4 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 1 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate
  •  decorations, such as Mini OREO Bite Size Cookies, black shoestring licorice, worm-shaped chewy fruit snacks and candy corn


  • Stir  1-1/4 cups of the boiling water into the dry orange gelatin in medium bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved; pour into lightly greased 8-inch square pan. Repeat with remaining 1-1/4 cups boiling water and dry grape gelatin in separate bowl. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm.
  • Cut  gelatin in each pan into 1/2-inch cubes. Place 1/4 cup of the orange cubes in each plastic cup; cover each with 1 Tbsp. of the whipped topping and 1/4 cup of the grape gelatin cubes. Top each with an additional 1 Tbsp. of the remaining whipped topping.
  • Melt  chocolate as directed on package; cool slightly. Pour into small resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Cut a small corner off of one of the bottom corners of bag; squeeze chocolate over whipped topping to resemble spider webs or other Halloween shapes. Add decorations as desired.

Recipe Tips

Special ExtraBefore filling cups, pipe 1 oz. melted chocolate onto inside of each cup to make a design or write a spooky message such as "boo." Refrigerate cups until chocolate is firm, then fill as directed.

How to Make Spider Webs and OREO® SpidersFor spider webs, use 1 oz. melted chocolate to draw a cross on the whipped topping, then draw an "x" on the center of the cross; connect all ends of lines with additional melted chocolate to resemble a spider's web. For the "spiders," separate 10 OREO Cookies. Drizzle the filled halves with the remaining melted chocolate. Attach 8 (1/2-inch) pieces of black shoestring licorice to the chocolate on each cookie. Reassemble cookies. Cool completely. Place spiders on top of spider webs just before serving.

How to Make GhostsDrop whipped topping by spoonfuls onto each dessert to resemble a ghost. Add 2 miniature chocolate chips to each for the "eyes."


Nutrition Information

Makes 10 servings, 2/3 cup each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 190 
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Saturated fat 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 150 mg
  • Carbohydrate 38 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Sugars 35 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 0 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 0 %DV
  • Iron 2 %DV

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