Slices of caramel apple jello shots

Caramel Apple Jello Shots

  • Author: Vera Zecevic
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: makes 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


Caramel Apple Jello Shots are a super fun twist on a Halloween party staple – try these Caramel Apple and Jello Shooters! Boozy caramel apples are easy to make, taste great and they will be a huge hit at every party. Non-alcoholic, kid-friendly recipe included!


  • 5 medium granny smith apples (have a few more on hand)
  • lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope hot chocolate mix ( about 1 oz.)
  • 4 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin powder
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • A few drops yellow food coloring
  • 1/2 cup vodka (or 1/4 cup vodka+1/4 cup water) FOR KIDS FRIENDLY VERSION use just 1/2 cup water instead liquor!!!


  1. Cut the apples in half and scoop out the insides to make the shelves of even thickness.
  2. Immediately brush the apples with lemon juice to prevent browning and arrange them on a muffin tin.
  3. To make the filling in medium sauce pan over medium-low heat stir together ½ cup water with 1 envelope hot chocolate mix.remove from heat.
  4. Add heavy cream and caramel sauce and stir well.
  5. Sprinkle with gelatin powder on top and let it sit for a 2-3 minutes, then heat and stir over medium-low heat, until reach a gentle simmer and gelatin is completely dissolved..
  6. Add sugar and stir until completely dissolved.Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in a few drops of yellow food coloring
  8. Cool the mixture to lukewarm and stir in Vodka (or JUST WATER for KIDS FRIENDLY VERSION)
  9. Pour the mixture into apples and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight until the filling has completely set and firm.
  10. Cut each half apples into quarters. Trim of browned edges and using a small brush apply lemon juice onto apples around the caramel to prevent browning.Serve immediately.