Are you looking for a Halloween dessert for the kids that is not full of sugar but is still great fun?
These scary jelly desserts are prepared in a few minutes with just a few ingredients and are full of fruit too.
Best of all, if you go without the whipped cream brains, they are only 143 calories!
What ingredients do I need? 🥘
I've used a large can of lychees as I needed about 6 for each portion. I think they make perfect eyeballs as they have a hole where the stone was removed that's perfect for popping in a blueberry.
If you have never tried lychees before they have quite a fruity floral aroma and are very refreshing. Naturally sweet tasting, they have a unique texture and taste which I find delicious!
You can find tinned or canned lychees in most supermarkets and occasionally they are sold fresh and unpeeled. For this recipe tinned is fine.
The remaining ingredients are blueberries, sugar free jelly and heavy whipping/double cream.
How to make Jelly Eyeballs 🔪
This is such an easy recipe. It literally takes just a few minutes to put it together.
Drain the tinned lychees and poke a blueberry into each one.
Arrange the eyeballs in 4 glasses or 4 plastic glasses, making sure that the 'eyes' face outwards.
Make the jelly or jello according to the pack instructions and divide between the glasses.
Place in the fridge for about 3 hours to set.
A soon as they are set they are ready to serve.
Alternatively place the cream in a bowl and add 1 drop of red food colouring.
Whip the cream until quite stiff then use a small round nozzle to randomly pipe the cream onto the jellies.
I think these jelly eyeballs are really fun! You could also make this in one big bowl to make a big scary jelly!
What other ingredients can I use?
How long will these last in the fridge?
For adults how about adding your favourite spirit tipple? You can also use any jelly flavour or make your own with fruit juice and gelatin.
In addition to the lychees and blueberries you could also add raspberries or halved strawberries.
How about making a fruit punch with the 'eyeballs' instead of jelly?
Undecorated and covered with clingfilm, these desserts will last 3 days in the fridge. If you decorate them with cream in advance they are best eaten the same day,
More ideas for party treats
Halloween Jelly Eyeballs 📋
- 135 g sugar free strawberry jelly 1 pack
- 24 blueberries
- 567 g can lychees 24 lychees
- 150 ml double cream heavy or whipping
- 1 drop red food colouring
- Drain the lychees and place a blueberry in each one.
- Divide the stuffed lychees between 4 glasses or containers with the eyes facing out.
- Make up the jelly as per the pack instructions and pour over the fruit.
- Chill for 2 to 3 hours until set.
- Add the cream to a bowl and add 1 drop of red food colouring.
- Whisk the cream until stiff then pipe onto the jelly with a small round nozzle.
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