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Halloween Dessert Cups

No recipe image available.Ghosts and goblins gotta have their desserts just like everyone else, so serve 'em these sweet treats in a cup!

Recipe Ingredients:

16 orange-filled chocolate sandwich cookies - divided use
1 cup boiling water
1 (3.25-ounce) package lime gelatin
Ice cubes
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups thawed nondairy whipped topping
20 drops each: green and yellow food coloring
8 (7-ounce) clear plastic cups
3 tablespoons white decorating icing
Black shoestring licorice, candy corn and cinnamon red hot candies
8 wooden sticks

Cooking Directions:

  1. Crush 8 of the cookies; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 1 cup. Add to gelatin; stir until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Remove any unmelted ice. Add whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Add food colorings; mix well. Refrigerate 20 minutes or until mixture is very thick and will mound.
  3. Spoon 1/4 cup of the gelatin mixture into each plastic cup. Top each with 1 tablespoon of the crushed cookies; cover with 1/4 cup of the gelatin mixture. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set.
  4. Spread tops of the remaining cookies with decorating icing.
  5. Decorate each to resemble silly faces using licorice pieces for the mouth, nose and eyebrows, candy corn for teeth and cinnamon candies for the eyes.
  6. Insert a stick into side of each decorated cookie. Insert 1 decorated cookie into each dessert cup just before serving.

Makes 8 servings.