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Snowman Jell-O shot pops

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

A winter pina colada treat

Skewer-up some simple snowman Jell-O shots, and serve a Christmas cocktail that's both clever and delicious.

These adorable adult Jell-O shot pops are perfect for your holiday party. With a pina colada flavor, these frosty treats bring a touch of summer to your winter soiree.

Snowman Jell-O shot pops recipe

Yields 12 snowmen


  • 1 ounce (4 small envelopes) Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup rum
  • 3 cups pina colada mix
  • 12 drink stir sticks (for skewering snowmen)
  • 24 Tootsie Roll Midgees (for snowman hats) 
  • Food coloring markers or decorator candies (optional)
  • 3 small round cookie cutters or plastic tubes (2-inch, 1-1/4-inch and 1-inch) 

Tip: If you can't find cookie cutters small enough, cut apart some plastic candy cane tubes. It works perfectly!

Snowman jello shot pops -- ingredients


Step 1: Make the Jell-O

Snowman jello shot pops -- pour into pan

Sprinkle gelatin over 1 cup of cold rum in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Heat 3 cups of pina colada mix in a saucepan until boiling. Add hot pina colada mix to gelatin and rum mixture. Stir for 5 minutes until gelatin completely dissolves. Spray a 9 x 12-inch pan lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Pour gelatin mixture into pan. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

Step 2: Make snowman hats

Snowman jello shot pops -- make hats

Soften Tootsie Rolls for 5-8 seconds in a microwave (two Midgees at a time.) Roll one into a small circle and roll the other into the shape of a top hat. Press them together and poke a drink stir stick into the bottom.

Step 3: Cut snowman Jell-O circles

Cut circles

Using your cookie cutters or plastic tubes, cut the snowman circles from the firm, refrigerated gelatin — 12 of each size.

Step 4: Skewer your snowmen

Snowman jello shot pops -- skewer circles

Starting with the smallest circles, skewer them onto the drink stir sticks with the hats. Add the next two sizes to each stick.

Step 5: Decorate your snowmen

Snowman jello shot pops add eyes

Add eyes, noses and buttons with food coloring markers or tiny decorator candies.

Step 6: Display your snowmen

Snowman jello shot pops

Add your snowmen Jell-O shots to a cute platter and set out at your holiday party.

More winter food crafts

Wiener dog Santa cookies
3D pine tree cookies
Peekaboo pound cake

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