Oh No! Halloween is in just weeks and you still haven’t had a chance to make any of those amazing Halloween treats you pinned last month? No worries, these Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern Pop Halloween Treats are quick and easy to whip up!
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Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Treats
1 cup fresh or store bought orange juice
¼ cup natural gelatin
½ cup really hot water
Optional: dash of food coloring or other natural darker juice and a small dispenser to create the faces on the gummies.
To make the gummie mixture:
Have all ingredients pre measured and supplies out including the small dispenser (I use a children’s medicine syringe style thing), small whisk, small spatula, measuring cups and the silicone mold.
Combine ¼ cup of the cold juice and the ¼ cup of gelatin together with a whisk.
Add in the hot water and continue whisking until smooth.
Finally, pour in the rest of the juice while continuing to whisk.
Remove a little bit of liquid to make the faces, or if you are skipping faces, just pour all of it into the molds.
If making the faces:
Pull out just enough mixture to fill in the crevices for the faces. You may need to reheat the mixture just a bit. You can simply do this in a pot on the stove or in the microwave for a few seconds at a time. To save time I always mix it in a small pot and keep it on a burner on low.
Add coloring and then add to the silicone mold.
Freeze for about 10 minutes before adding the rest of the orange juice and gelatin mixture.
***For best results, avoid pouring really hot liquid over the face, instead, let it cool a bit before pouring. This will keep the two colors from melting and running together.
Allow the gummies to fully cool before removing from silicone molds. Reusable cake pop sticks worked perfectly for these or they could be enjoyed on their own. Store in air tight containers for up to 5 days.