Jello Halloween Bat

This jello bat is an impressive dish to serve at your Halloween party.  It isn't hard to make but it is made in two steps so start it two days before you plan to serve it. 

       

You will need:

1.  Two boxes of purple jello

2.  Two boxes of orange jello

3.  One 7 x 11 dish

4.  A small, sharp knife

5.  The jello bat pattern

Orange jello with a purple bat design in the middle.

 

                                                                                               

Step 1.  Make the purple jello.
Purple jello in a rectangular glass dish
Mix the two packages of purple gelatin dessert with two cups of boiling water.  When the gelatin is completely dissolved, add two cups of cold water.  Pour the gelatin into the dish.  Put it in the refrigerator overnight.

 

                                                                                                     
 

Step 2.  Cut out the bat design.

Cut out the bat pattern and score the jello
Cut out the bat pattern.  Place it on the center of the jello.  Cut around the bat and then score the rest of the jello. 

 
 

Step 3.  Remove the excess purple jello.

A bat make from purple jello

Use a spoon to scoop away the excess purple jello, leaving the bat in the center.  Be gentle.  You don't want to misshape the bat.  Use a paper towel to wipe out any remnants of purple jello in the dish.

 
 

Step 4.  Fill in the orange jello.

Orange jello around the purple bat.

Mix the two packages of orange gelatin with 1 1/2 cups of boiling water.  When the gelatin is completely dissolved, add 1 1/2 cup of ice cubes.  Mix until the ice is completely melted.  Feel the orange gelatin mix.  It needs to be cool to the touch or it will melt the bat.  When the orange gelatin is cool to the touch, pour it into the dish around the purple bat.  Let the jello set in the refrigerator overnight.

 
 

Orange jello with a purple bat design in the middle.

 

Jell-O, the original manufacturer of gelating dessert, launched a hugely successful advertising campaign in the early 1900s.  Jell-O salad became a common accompaniment to meals.  It had four original fruity flavors, but over the years has issued vegetable flavors such as tomato and celery.

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