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Wiggly Pumpkins Recipe

Wiggly Pumpkins Recipe

Pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters form these festive finger snacks. My grandkids love them! —Frances Poste, Wall, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"tastes just like a cream sicle"

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."

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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