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 (trace saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, trace 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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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."

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