Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Palate for: Gingerbread Men Jello Shots



Reason 1: Why I am late to party.
I'm most likely preparing something delicious.
Always a good reason.

 I decided to go with something fun, festive and CUTE.
Gingerbread Men Jello Shots.


#Spikethegingerbreadmen

I also wore my super pink & sassy Spike The Punch T-Shirt from Kate Spade New York and served the shots on a KSNY platter, what did you expect? ;)

Who wants a recipe? This will be great for a last minute Christmas surprise and your friends will love picking these little guys up by their cherry stemmed tummies. 

You could also leave out the alcohol for the children or the preggerz, or if you just don't like the taste. Really?




Gingerbread Men Jello Shot Recipe (Adapted from, That's So Michelle):

What you will need:

Mini gingerbread men cookie cutter & I used mini heart cookie cutters (there will be a lot of leftover scraps, gotta enjoy each morsel!)
2 cups Water
2 cups vodka (Flavor with a splash of Vanilla syrup or Gingerbread syrup)
6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 packet Frosting Creations mix, gingerbread flavor (Safeway!)
4 envelops of Knox gelatin
1 jar of maraschino cherries with stems, halved  so the bottoms are flat
mini nonpareils white sprinkles for the eyes

Steps:

1. Boil 1 cup of water & 3 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk together. After they are combined add 1/2 of your gingerbread Frosting Creations mix and stir. 
2.  Turn off the heat and let your mixture cool completely.  When mixture is cool sprinkle 2 envelopes of Knox gelatin powder on top. Let sit for for 1-2 minutes, so it starts to do it's thing. Turn on the heat again and stir with a whisk until combined. 
3. Add 1 cup cold vodka
4. Add a splash of vanilla or gingerbread syrup
5. Spray the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan with non stick baking spray. Pour mixture into pan. Place in refrigerator until firm (1-2 hours).
6. Remove from refrigerator and place the half cherries on top, think about the placement of the cookie cutters so there is enough room.

7. Awesome, now Repeat the above steps 1-5 for your second layer. When pouring back in the pan, make sure to do it slowly so your cherries don't get out place.
8. Remove from refrigerator after 1 hour or 2 and cookie cut your little men out. Helps to use a tiny spatula to remove them gently. 
9. Don't forget the sprinkle eyes!

Now take your gingerbread men entourage out to your next holiday party. 
Merry Christmas Everyone!



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