Get ready to pucker up with these sweet and tart Caramel Apple Jello Shots. A delicious green apple jello paired with Sour Apple Pucker and a drizzle of sweet caramel sauce. You get the flavor of the classic caramel apples treat but in a boozy jello shot form. Seriously, what’s better than that??
The best part of all, is this recipe takes minimal effort to make. So, serve them up for your next Fall gathering, Halloween party, a treat after an apple orchard picking, or a game day celebration.
These caramel apple jello shots are not only colorful but they will truly give your taste buds a nice punch of tangy, tart, and sweet all at once.
Make sure to check out my other jello shot recipes that are popular right now. Cranberry jello shots are great for the colder months of the year. Or whip up these easy Apple Pie Jello Shots or my classic Green Apple Jello Shots.
These all would make a great addition to these caramel apple jello shots.
Why You’ll Love These Caramel Apple Jello Shots
- This Sour Pucker-based jello shot is a great party starter for the fall months. These will become the life of the party pretty quickly.
- Green apple flavor but also bright and colorful and fun for fall parties.
- Fall flavors and great for when you want a fun treat to serve up guests.
- Simple steps and just a handful of ingredients are all you need.
- The creamy caramel really elevates these jello shots!
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Kitchen Equipment Needed
- Medium Bowl
- Small or Medium saucepan or microwave-safe bowl
- Measuring cup
- Plastic shot cups
- Cookie sheet or shallow baking pan (for holding the plastic shot glasses for transferring to the fridge)
SOUR APPLE PUCKER: Head to the liquor store and pick up a bottle of sour apple pucker liqueur. This is a great alcohol for these apple shots as it enhances the apple flavor in the perfect way.
WATER: Filtered water is best, but can use tap water.
APPLE JELLO: Grab green apple jello for this party shot recipe. Both Sonic and Jolly Rancher brands offer a sour apple jello.
CARAMEL SAUCE: Any brand of caramel sauce works. Caramel sauce adds the perfect amount of caramel flavor to compliment the tart apples.
How to Make Caramel Apple Jello Shots
Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil and remove from heat.
Pour in the apple Jello to the boiling water. Whisk together for 2-3 minutes or until all the gelatin is dissolved.
Add 1 1/2 Cups of apple pucker.
Place the jello shot plastic cups on a baking sheet or in the cups of a muffin pan.
Pour the green apple jello mix into the plastic jello shot cups, leaving some room at the top for the melted caramel sauce.
Refrigerate until the jello is set up.
Top with caramel sauce.
- Dress them up by adding an apple slice or use a melon baller and scoop up some fresh apples to garnish the top. I recommend Granny Smith apples for that tart component.
- Make sure when you pour jello mixture into the containers you leave room at the top for the caramel sauce to fit.
- Ensure you stir the jello mixture fully until the granules of gelatin dissolve. Otherwise, the mixture will not set up properly.
- Placing the shots on a baking tray or cookie sheet makes it easy to move from the counter to the fridge.
- If you want to make kid-friendly instead of sour pucker you can use apple juice or apple cider in replace of alcohol.
- Instead of sour pucker use caramel vodka, apple vodka, or even a Crown Royal apple whiskey, which they sell during the fall season.
Can You Put too Much Alcohol in Jello shots?
Yes, you can put too much alcohol in jello shots. If you add too much it will cause the jello to not set up and then your shots will remain in a liquid state.
Follow the directions on how to make these fall jello shots to so they will set up properly for your next party or event.
How Far in Advance can I Make Jello shots?
You can make these caramel apple jello shots up to two days in advance without adding the caramel sauce. Store the sour apple jello with lids or placed in a covered container.
Then store in the fridge until you are ready to serve them up. It is best to add the small layer of caramel sauce just before serving, so it’ll be a creamy caramel on top.
How to Store Leftovers
You will find these green apple caramel jello shots are best to be eaten within the first few days of being made.
In general, jello shots can be stored in the refrigerator with the lids on or in a covered container for 5 days. If the caramel is already on top, it will begin to break down the jello the longer they are stored in the fridge.
Unfortunately, you can’t freeze jello, so these need to be eaten within a day or two.
These amazing Caramel Apple Jello Shots are exactly what you’ll want for fun fall parties!
- 3.4 ounce box Green Apple Jello
- 1 1/2 cups Sour Apple Pucker
- 1 1/2 cups Water
- Caramel Sauce
- Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat.
- Pour in the box of green apple jello and whisk until the jello powder is completely dissolved.
- Add 1 1/2 Cups of Sour Apple Pucker.
- Arrange the plastic jello shot cups on a baking sheet or in a muffin tin.
- Transfer the jello mixture into the jello shot cups, leaving enough room for the small layer of caramel sauce.
- Refrigerate until the jello is set (2- 4 hours).
- Top with caramel sauce.
See the recipe post for tips. Drink responsibly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g
Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.