Scary Halloween jelly

Scary Halloween jelly

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Prep: 25 mins Plus chilling


Serves 8
Trick or treat time! This kids' party dessert may look gruesome, but the eyeballs and fingers are all sweet and fruity bites

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal192
  • fat2g
  • saturates0.2g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars39g
  • fibre0.4g
  • protein2.7g
  • salt0g
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  • 2 x 135g packs strawberry or raspberry jelly
  • 425g can lychee in syrup
  • 12-14 small seedless green grapes
  • 12-14 dark coloured jelly beans
  • 80g white marzipan



    One of mankind’s oldest sources of sweet pleasure, marzipan needs to contain only ground…

  • 6-8 whole blanched almonds
  • red piping gel or red icing in a tube


  1. Cut the jelly into cubes with scissors and place in a bowl. Add 400ml boiling water and stir continuously until dissolved.

  2. Drain the lychees, reserving the juice. Put the juice in a measuring jug and make up to 400ml with cold water. Add to the dissolved jelly.

  3. Pour about a quarter of the jelly into a clear glass dish and place in the fridge to set.

  4. Take a grape and gently push a jelly bean into the centre, using the hole where the stalk has been. Then gently push the grape into a lychee. Repeat with the remaining grapes and lychees to make eyeballs.

  5. To make the spooky fingers, divide the marzipan into 6 and shape into sausages the size of a finger. Pipe a little red gel at one end and attach an almond to represent a fingernail. Using a small knife mark three or four lines half way down the finger to make a knuckle.

  6. When the jelly is set, arrange half the eyeballs over the surface, add more jelly and return to the fridge.

  7. When this has set, arrange the remaining eyeballs over the jelly. Place the spooky fingers against the side of the bowl. Pour over the remaining jelly and place in the fridge to set. Serve in the bowl.

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Comments (4)

Patkins's picture

Superb! So easy and straightforward. The eyeballs & fingers were gruesome and greatly entertained the young Halloweeners! Easy to make and I just added the fingers to the jelly about 40 minutes into the setting time.

fgrdoc's picture

Unfortunately this looked so effectively gruesome that people said they couldn't bring themselves to eat it!! The marzipan fingers with 'blood' oozing from under the 'fingernails' looked a bit eerily convincing!!

pippidoodle's picture

I made this for Halloween in the week. It looked amazing & tasted rather good too. I had to make in stages as at work, so the fingers has been in the jelly for about 12 hours & started to dissolve where they joined the jelly. However, this wasn't an issue as it added to the effect & looked the fingers were rotting...haha!

The only thing I would add is a bit of red icing to the eyeballs for the veins as it doesn't state that in the recipe. All in all a great recipe.

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