Creepy Peepers Halloween Jell-O

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These Creepy Peeper Halloween Jell-o cups are just creepy enough to be cool…even for little kiddos!

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So, you know I have boys, right? I’m outnumbered 3 to 1, in fact. That means no princess costumes, no glittery face paint, no plastic jewelry, no fairy wings, no tutus, nothing.

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It has been happening slowly over the past 5 years, but I have started to think like a boy. I get excited when I see farm equipment. I slow down the car a little as I pass excavators digging. I even know what an excavator is and how it is different than a bulldozer. It’s a sad thing.

AWESOME! Creepy Peepers Halloween Jell-O Recipe

So I made you creepy Halloween Jell-O.

I apologize.

Creepy Peepers Halloween Jell-O Recipe






Creepy Peepers Halloween Jell-O Tutorial from @KatrinasKitchen

Creepy Peepers Halloween Jell-O Tutorial from @KatrinasKitchenLayering eyeballs and Jello-O (before and after adding the reserved liquid)

*Use a well-greased, rimmed baking sheet to make the white Jell-O eyes if you don’t have a jelly bean mold (Who even does? I’m SO weird.)

You could also make this in a 9×13 dish instead of cups. I would still recommend reserving 1 cup of the Jell-O to pour over the eyes after you add them to the dish that way it won’t look like all of your eyes have sunk to the bottom. Or floated to the top. Or whatever.

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Creepy Peepers Halloween Jello Recipe

Creepy Jell-O eyeballs suspended in more green Jell-O


  • 2 6 oz packages of green Jell-O the large boxes
  • 2 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin 4 envelopes in a box
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • Water various portions and temperatures
  • Food coloring pen
  • Pam or other vegetable oil spray


  • Bring 2½ cups water to a boil, pour over green Jell-O and stir 3 minutes until dissolved.
  • Reserve 1 cup of this green Jell-O, set aside. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
  • Pour remaining Jell-O into a greased 9x13 dish and refrigerate.
  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil on your stovetop. Stir in sweetened condensed milk; stir to incorporate.
  • In a small bowl with 1 cup of cold water sprinkle in 2 packages of Knox unflavored gelatin. Let stand (about 1 minute) to “bloom.” Add ½ cup boiling water. Pour the unflavored gelatin mixture into the milk mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Pour into jelly bean mold, refrigerate.*
  • At this point you have a pan of green Jell-O and a pan of white Jell-O in the refrigerator and a cup of Jell-O on the countertop. You will need to go find something to do for at least an hour, probably closer to 2 hours.
  • When firm to the touch cut green Jell-O into small pieces. Pop out white eyeballs or use a small circle cutter (cake decorating tip, bottle cap of vanilla, etc.) to cut out white eyes. Add black pupils with a food coloring pen.
  • Layer green Jell-O and eyeballs into small glasses.
  • Remember that cup of Jell-O on the countertop? Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds if necessary and pour over the cups.
  • Return to the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Gross out your friends.
- Katrina

82 Responses to “Creepy Peepers Halloween Jell-O”

  1. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — October 10, 2011 at 12:29 am

    SO FUN! My oldest would get so excited over this!

    (You know I totally understand the boy thing.)

    I really want jell-o now.
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    JavelinWarrior — October 10, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Wow, those are insane – I'm almost 30 and I'm a little creeped out just thinking about eating these 🙂 "Please send pink" – that made me laugh out loud for real!

  3. #
    stephday — October 10, 2011 at 1:36 am

    These are so creepy!! Creepy in an awesome way!
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    SarahCupcake — October 10, 2011 at 1:58 am

    These are so cute!

  5. #
    Lindsey — October 10, 2011 at 2:08 am

    You have no idea how excited I am about these!!! I'm Halloween obsessed and now I have to make these. They're amazing, love love love them. 🙂
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  6. #
    bloomeveryday — October 10, 2011 at 2:33 am

    This is a great Halloween treat!! Kids would love these. 🙂
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    KatrinasKitchen — October 10, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Oh good! I must say I wasn't quite sure if these were too creepy! :O

  8. #
    Phyllis — October 10, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Love these! And I am another one who has a Jello Jelly Bean Mold! LOL

  9. #
    KatrinasKitchen — October 10, 2011 at 2:54 am

    No way!!! I think I got it free when purchasing jello almost 10 years ago! Just recently I looked at that jelly bean mold and saw eyeballs instead! Lol

  10. #
    bakingserendipity — October 10, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I love this! And I think girls might too 🙂 It's my fear to have all boys when we have kids!
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    Baker Street — October 10, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Fun! Fun! They do look creepy! Heh!
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  12. #
    Sue — October 10, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Oh Katrina,Creepy, but in a fun, Halloweenish sort of way! I know some munchkins that woiuld really get a kick out of this! You really ARE a mad scientist! 🙂
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  13. #
    Ann — October 10, 2011 at 4:35 am

    That is the COOLEST! I bet everyone LOVED it! Such a clever Halloween jello dessert!
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  14. #
    mia xara — October 10, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Lots of fun with these!!! I ,also, have raised boys and am used to everything that's boy-ish and gross! These are definite crowd-pleasers!

  15. #
    Betty — October 10, 2011 at 5:05 am

    As the mom of three boys and no girls, I know exactly how you feel! My boys are all grown now, but I'm sure they would have absolutely loved these eyeballs. If they were here for Halloween, I'd be tempted to make this for them. I'm sending this to my daughter in law for my grandson. 🙂
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  16. #
    Blond Duck — October 10, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Popped in from SITS! Those rock!
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    Carolyn — October 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    This stuff is hilarious! But yes, my girls, particularly the older one, would prefer this in pink. My son would love it as is!
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  18. #
    Elyse-Cultural Dish — October 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Omg this is so cute! I love all of the different Halloween ideas!
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  19. #
    Sandra — October 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Creepy and creative, you rocked this one!
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  20. #
    Becky — October 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    As the mother of 3 grown boys, I'm with you on the boy thing.No pink anywhere, Don't worry! Your latent feminine traits will re-appear if you have a daughter or a granddaughter! These are so cool. Happy Halloween!

  21. #
    mrsblocko — October 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    My pink loving daughter thinks this eyeball jello is awesome.
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  22. #
    meaghan — October 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    So perfect. Now I gotta post on these at Edible Crafts, too!!
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  23. #
    bakedbyrachel — October 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    The eye/bean mold is so awesome! I'll be hitting you up for ideas when lil man is older – you know I'll need help!
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    Parsley Sage — October 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    BRILLIANT! I want little boys now! I want to make eye balls and creepy candy corn monsters and all manner of Halloweenie boy fun stuff! Love love love these!
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  25. #
    Not Rachael Ray — October 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    HAHA! Love this–so creative!
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  26. #
    Joy — October 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Those look adorable.

  27. #
    RavieNomNoms — October 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    How cute are those!? I love the idea…too cute for Halloween!

  28. #
    Gina — October 10, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Awesome Katrina, bring on the Halloween! I bet the boys went crazy for them. I had to get two boys dogs to balance out the estrogen in the house, maybe you need a couple girl dogs, just a thought. Hope you have a great week.

  29. #
    Jenna — October 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Wow! That jello does look seriously creepy. And it's so funny that you've started to think like your boys do.

  30. #
    Audra — October 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Love these! So creative and festive!

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    therealnutritionist — October 10, 2011 at 7:15 pm


  32. #
    Julie — October 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    These are great! My nephew is coming into town this weekend (he is 3 years old) and I will def be the coolest Aunt on the planet after making these!
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  33. #
    betty — October 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    hahahaha they really are creepy! but they sound great for parties!
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  34. #
    cara — October 11, 2011 at 1:40 am

    oh my these are brilliant!!!
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  35. #
    kita — October 11, 2011 at 2:15 am

    The 'please send pink' did me in! Lol!
    I have always thought more like a boy. I was raised by wolves 😉 These jell-o peepers did give me the heebie jeebies though!

  36. #
    Erin @Dinners, Dish — October 11, 2011 at 2:23 am

    You are just so creative!! These are such a boy treat, my son would love them!
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  37. #
    KimBee_Cravings — October 11, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Creepy but cool peepers. Super cute. If they were pink they might cross over to scary. lol

  38. #
    Kristin — October 11, 2011 at 5:26 am

    This is such a fun idea! Who needs pink when you have jello eyeballs in a glass?!?
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  39. #
    Megan — October 11, 2011 at 11:54 am

    love this – my girls totally did too! Glad to get some more miles out of the jelly bean jello mold. now only if I had a brain one!
    thanks for the fun and creepy recipe!!

  40. #
    Mind Over Batter — October 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I'm totally digging this – How fun! And creepy… But mostly fun…
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  41. #
    Erin — October 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Oh my heck! This is so awesome! My kids (both of them) would LOVE this!!!

  42. #
    Sylvie @ GITK — October 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Now those are sure to creep out even the bravest little boy! You are a creepy Halloween genius.
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    Nami — October 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    LOL! That's what happens when you have not only one but two boys. Hehee. These are so cute and fun idea and I love it! Halloween at your house must be scary fun! 😉
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  44. #
    Budget Gourmet Mom — October 11, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Can I just tell you how awesome you are!? I've got 4 boys myself and, despite my best effort, they are rubbing off on me too! They will just LOVE these…and so would I!
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  45. #
    Bake Your Day — October 11, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    This is hilarious. They do look kind of creepy. I think pink jello would work spectacularly in these too! 🙂

  46. #
    Pam — October 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    If anyone in this house would eat jello, I would so be making these – too cute (and I feel you on the whole pink thing!)

  47. #
    SiskiyouSue — October 12, 2011 at 12:50 am

    I'm so sorry that my kids are grown but I have no grandkids yet… I want to make some! Might have to "treat" my co-workers…

  48. #
    Kim - Liv Life — October 12, 2011 at 3:33 am

    You are truly the coolest mom ever!!! I know what you mean about boy stuff… I have one of my own and a girl who used to be quite a tom-boy. She wore buzz lightyear underwear for the first 4 years of her life! (Please don't tell her I wrote that!!). But we still love stuff like this too. Both of my kids would love this! As a matter of fact, I think I have a group of dance girls who would be pretty happy with it too!!
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  49. #
    Lora @cakeduchess — October 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

    So much fun for Halloween:) Spooky and love the eyeballs.I need to be a cooler mom and make these with the kids;)
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    Megan @ Pip and Ebby — October 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    As a fellow girl living amongst boys, I LOVE THIS! I think like them, too….can totally relate to that. My boys would love this cute recipe!!
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  51. #
    Kate from Scratch — October 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Woah! That's totally awesomely gross! My boys will love it! thanks!

  52. #
    Shanny — October 12, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    WOW! My 4 year old would LOVE this! LOL… Just too bad, the locals here aren't big about Halloween. :((

  53. #
    [email protected] — October 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Despite the floating monster eyeballs, I find these really awesome and I'm sure, super tasty as well.
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  54. #
    Lauren — October 13, 2011 at 3:42 am

    This is the coolest, easierst Halloween recipe! Genius!

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    [email protected] — October 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Woman, these are freakin' amazing!! I love your creative mind!!
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  56. #
    caroline — October 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    That Jell-o mold is awesome, Katrina! I want one. But, I guess it wouldn't be too practical for me since I don't like Jell-o. I'm weird, I know. I think it's a texture thing. Anyways, this is fabulously creepy and perfect for Halloween. Sending some pink your way. 😉
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  57. #
    Roxana GreenGirl — October 14, 2011 at 10:31 am

    oh my goodness, so spooky and so much fun! LOVE them!
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    Mary at n00bcakes — October 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Hahaha, love it! I always think that eyeballs are the perfect object to creep out your Halloween food with…what is it about eyeballs that make them so gross? Great jello, Katrina! And don't worry…I'm sure you'll find time to feel girly again. 😀
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  59. #
    JavelinWarrior — October 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    This post is so fetish-worthy, I've been inspired to include it in my Friday Food Fetish blog. If you have any objections, please let me know

  60. #
    Mighty Morgan — October 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I have girls…two to be exact….so it's all pink over here.
    (And if you want some…I can totally send you LOTS of pink)
    But those creepy jello cups are fabulous…as in if I were boy disgusting, icky, yucky type of fabulous!
    But since I'm a girl….ewwwww gross 🙂
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    TidyMom — October 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I'll send you some pink! no boys here (except for my hubby lol)
    These are so fun!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a great weekend!
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  62. #
    Marnie — October 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    This is great! I'm always on the search for cool new ideas for Halloween. This one is a winner. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  63. #
    Peggy — October 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    These are so cool! Have you seen the jello brain mold? We ordered one… I know how weird is that? But seriously I can completely understand where you are coming from as I am a mom to 3 teen boys and they still like this kinda stuff. I even get requests for finger food (shortbread cookies shaped like fingers complete with painted nails and age spots) when they are supposed to take something in. Pink? What is that? A type of scissors? Like pinking shears? Ha Ha! Great recipe and thank you for sharing it!

  64. #
    JenW — October 17, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Great idea! I have that mold from ages ago – it was an Easter thing, but this is way cooler! (spoken by the lone female in our house – including the pets!)

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    Nikki — October 17, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Haha!! These look great! Newest follower. Stopping by from Everything Under the Moon. I am participating in The Letter 4 Halloween Party with you… YAY!!! Can't wait to see your post 🙂


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    Michelle — October 17, 2011 at 3:20 am

    I LOVE these! I am soooooo making these for our Halloween party next week!!
    I laughed at your "send pink" wish I could. lol
    And I am a Jello-fanatic…and I do have the Jello-beans molds, I have ALL the jiggler molds…should we start a support group??
    Thanks for sharing this great idea!
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  67. #
    Lynn — October 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    What an entertaining writer you are — fun idea !

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    Cook Clean Craft — October 18, 2011 at 2:18 am

    That is so creepy cool!

    I know what you mean about the boy thing. I almost yelled out Train! when I was driving by myself. Oh how my life has changed (although I'm lucky to have a pink one as well)!
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    Peggy — October 20, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have,in my link party at



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    Amanda — October 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them 🙂 If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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    jen — October 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I am making these for my son's school party….thanks for the idea :0

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    Megan — November 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Made these last weekend – ended up adding 4 packets of knox gelatin (instead of the 2 in the recipe) – substituted cream of coconut for the water in the eyeball part. Delicious! We all LOVED it!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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    Phyllis — December 5, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Awwww that's cute. Nice touch on the green jello. I will definitely use this for next year's Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

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    April — September 2, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I adore these! Like others, I found myself laughing as I read this post. Been inundated with the most awesome Halloween food ideas (and not a little jealous of the creativity of others!) lately (by choice), and find this to be one of the simplest gelatin-related recipes–and one that may just top the list! The humor, though…that's priceless. 🙂

  75. #
    cathy @ Noble Pig — September 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Such an awesome dessert! I included it in my Halloween Recipes post…love it!
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  76. #
    jengd — October 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Finally! A use for my Jello jelly bean mold! See, you're not the only one! 🙂 Tnx- fun recipe!

  77. #
    blebco — October 27, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I love these.
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  78. #
    Lawana — October 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    LOL. Guess I am weird too..cause I also have a jello jelly bean mold!!!! And I am also devoid of female persons in my household other than myself..These look like so much fun

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    sue ann — October 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    How can you make them dairy free

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      Katrina Bahl — October 22, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Great question but I’m not sure how to make the white eyes without the sweetened condensed milk.

  80. #
    Trish Grams — October 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    making these for work… I have the mold and never used it. My clients will love it! Thanks!

  81. #
    Kirstyn — October 30, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Being a mum of two boys (and loads of little boys in the neighbourhood) these are going to be a great hit for Halloween tomorrow. How many kids cups does this recipe make please?

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