Halloween Test Tube Shooters
1 package (3 ounces) orange-colored gelatin powder, such as orange, peach or apricot
1 cup boiling water
1 can (15 ounces) peaches, apricots or pears in juice or extra-light syrup, not drained
2 1/4 cups purple grape juice (see note in recipe)
1/4 cup hot-chocolate mix (see note in recipe)
Blender or food processor
18 (2-ounce) test tubes and rack to hold them
1 long bamboo skewer
Mix gelatin powder and boiling water until the powder completely dissolves, about 2 minutes. Purée the canned fruit in a blender or food processor until completely smooth. Mix with gelatin and divide between 18 (2-ounce) test tubes; fill each test tube about half way. Refrigerate until firm. Heat the grape juice in a sauce pan until simmering. Stir in the hot-chocolate mix until it dissolves; refrigerate.
To serve: Fill the test tubes with the grape-juice mixture. Poke a skewer down the sides of the test tube into the gelatin so that the grape-juice mixture flows down creating dark stripes through the orange gelatin. Note: For adults; in place of the grape-juice mixture you may substitute with 2 1/4 cups sparkling wine.
Pairs Well With
You’re never too old to celebrate Halloween. These test-tube shooters, which closely resemble a science experiment, may be served at kid and adult Halloween parties. Adults may celebrate by substituting sparkling wine for grape juice.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 39; Total fat 0g; Saturated fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 31mg; Carbohydrate 14g; Fiber 0g; Protein 0g; Vitamin A 0%DV*; Vitamin C 17%DV; Folate 0%DV; Calcium 0%DV; Iron 0%DV; Potassium 0%DV