Wiggly Pumpkins Recipe
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Wiggly Pumpkins Recipe

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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
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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 71 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. 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. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Originally published as Wiggly Pumpkins in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p12

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MOTCook User ID: 7688063 37241
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3658849 28873
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1398588 37398
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2934264 201357
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"tastes just like a cream sicle"

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 201356
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4434211 201355
Reviewed 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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