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Wiggly Pumpkins

Pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters form these festive finger snacks. My grandkids love them! —Frances Poste, Wall, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    14-16 servings


  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) orange gelatin
  • 2-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Candy corn
  • Black licorice and/or gumdrops


  • Dissolve gelatin in water; set aside for 30 minutes. Whisk milk and pudding mix until smooth, about 1 minute. Quickly pour into gelatin; whisk until well blended. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. pan. Chill until set. Cut into circles or use a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter. Just before serving, add candy eyes and mouths.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 71 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • MOTCook
    Oct 26, 2014

    I think the Jell-O should have been a little more cooler because the pudding didn't blend in well. However, the taste was awesome!

  • fnstlug
    Sep 6, 2014

    I usually don't like orange-flavored things, especially Jell-O, but I just couldn't get enough of these. I made them twice last October and am already getting requests for this year.

  • rodsgirl
    Oct 26, 2013

    I have served these to lots of different people and they always get rave reviews. They are far better than regular finger jello! And so easy.

  • kat83
    Oct 24, 2012

    tastes just like a cream sicle

  • 5hungrykids
    Feb 10, 2011

    I made this for a large family gathering and people were not impressed. My kids were even reluctant to try them. I didn't try one because I don't like jello at all, so I can't tell you my opinion, other than they did not go over well and I won't be making these again.

  • gpaiste
    Feb 13, 2010

    I have made this twice, once for Halloween and again for Valentine. The group enjoyed it so much that they asked me for the recipe. For Valentine I used Strawberry Jello in place of Orange gelatin and used heart shaped cookie cutters instead of pumpkin shaped cookie cutters. This is a very refreshing dessert.

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