Peppermint Patty Jello Shots and a Bolthouse Farms Giveaway

I’ve been meaning to post this sooner … but I’m at the beach house for Thanksgiving. Living has been easy this week.

Yesterday we slept until 7:30am when the munchie woke up. Lounged around with coffee and pastries until 10:30am and then napped until noon.

I had two raspberry Woodchuck hard ciders with lunch and we napped again at 3pm. It’s been pretty awesome.

A few weeks ago Bolthouse Farms asked me to try out their new holiday flavors and create a cocktail or jello shot with them.

It has been a few years since I created my peppermint mocha jello shot so I thought I would give it another try.

The great thing about this peppermint mocha jello shot is there isn’t a whole lot to it. Bolthouse did all the hard work in creating delicious flavors. All you have to do is add booze and gelatin.

Top it off with some whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies and you have a tasty holiday jello shot that looks pretty too.

My favorite seasonal flavor from Bolthouse Farms is their Holiday Nog. I love egg nog but sometimes it can be a little too thick. And forget having dessert, that’s your dessert right there.

Bolthouse Holiday Nog has 60% less calories and 80% less fat. Can’t complain about that.

We started a fire for the first time in our new house last week. (I can’t believe I have a fire place. Sometimes it really is the little things in life).

Warm fires, egg nog, Thanksgiving … it’s officially the holidays.

Leave me a comment letting me know how you spent your Thanksgiving holiday and I will pick a winner to receive all three limited edition Bolthouse Farms beverages to create your own cheer!

The winner will be picked next Thursday! Gooble Gooble good luck.

Boozy Peppermint Patty Jello Shots
1 cup Bolthouse Farms Peppermint Mocha (great coupon here)
1 cup vodka (Pinnacle Whipped is my favorite)
2 packets of gelatin
Whipped cream
Crushed peppermint candy
Shot glasses or mini candy molds (I used these, I got them at Michaels for $1.99)

1. Pour your cup of Bolthouse Farms peppermint mocha into a sauce pan. Don’t turn on the heat yet. Sprinkle 2 packets of gelatin and let it sit for a few minutes.

2. Turn on to medium heat and stir in and break up the gelatin until it dissolves. When lightly boiling turn off the heat and add 1 cup cold flavored vodka.

3. Spray baking spray lightly onto candy molds. (This step is not necessary if using shot glasses)

4. Pour jello mixture into molds and refrigerate for a few hours or until firm.

5. Unmold carefully by running a butter knife around the edges of the mold. Top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies.

22 Responses to “Peppermint Patty Jello Shots and a Bolthouse Farms Giveaway”

  1. Melissa posted on November 28, 2013 at 2:29 am (#)

    We are hosting, but it’s the best kind of hosting where everyone brings a dish! Everyone is to arrive after nap time of course. 🙂

  2. chellydmo posted on November 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm (#)

    This year we are frying the turkey outside! So yummy! Making all the usual sides, cheesy broccoli, glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, and honey butter biscuits. Just my immediate family this year. No traveling and no stress. I would love to have a glass of wine or hard cider with my dinner, but this year I have to go work the opening shift at JCP for black friday, so no booze for me. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • chellydmo replied on November 28th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      OH no, I forgot to mention the stuffing! How could I forget the stuffing?! Its my favorite part!

  3. Bianca posted on November 28, 2013 at 8:23 pm (#)

    spending thanksgiving with my boyfriend!

  4. Emily N. posted on November 28, 2013 at 10:38 pm (#)

    I spent it with my family eating a Thanksgiving dinner from Cracker Barrel.

  5. Elise Bares posted on November 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm (#)

    I spent my Thanksgiving moving and unpacking boxes in my beautiful new house!

  6. JACLYN posted on November 29, 2013 at 1:16 am (#)

    Had an afternoon of feasting!!!

  7. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home posted on November 29, 2013 at 2:14 am (#)

    Hi Michelle! I spent the day cleaning, cooking, eating, cleaning some more. Then, the fun part–looking up jello shot recipes for a party next week. I’ve never heard of Bolthouse Farms, I’m glad they shared with you and you’re sharing with us. Blessings!

  8. Yddy posted on November 29, 2013 at 4:11 am (#)

    I spent the day with my boyfriend’s family, who is far more sane than my own. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Michelle O replied on December 6th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Hi Yddy! You won! Email me (thatssomichelle@gmail.com) your name and address and I will let Bolthouse know where to send the goods 🙂 Congrats!

  9. Angie Jerde posted on November 29, 2013 at 4:25 pm (#)

    I started my Thanksgiving day off by going to my boyfriends side and meeting his family for the first time followed by having dinner at my dads with mine. It was a perfect day…so thankful!
    Angie Jerde
    angiejerde13@gmail.com

  10. Lastrin posted on November 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm (#)

    Spent the day with my mom and dad, husband and mother in law….and guess what I made the dessert, it was your Pineapple Upside-down Cake – (that just won best tasting ribbon at my husband’s bake-off contest at work) LOVE LOVE your recipes, I have printed and made about 20 of yours so far – they are all great! Keep them comin – Lisa

  11. paleyellow.net posted on December 2, 2013 at 6:36 pm (#)

    I spent the holiday with my family and visiting friends I only get to see once a year. These would make a great treat for a holiday party!

  12. daniellekira posted on December 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm (#)

    My husband and I spent Thanksgiving with my family and then with his the day after. I love the holidays and family time.

    I have a party to go to Friday and I really want to make these for it.

  13. Sara posted on December 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm (#)

    My fiance and I spent Thanksgiving with his family in Philadelphia. There was delicious food, a lot of laughs, and great shopping at the King of Prussia Mall! All-in-all, a great holiday! 🙂

  14. hungryformotherhood posted on December 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm (#)

    Since this was the last Thanksgiving with just the two of us, my husband and I stayed in and did our own meal. Then we set up the Christmas tree and thought about what next year’s Thanksgiving will be like with our new son. He will be about nine months old by then. 😀

  15. TheWaageWaay posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm (#)

    It was my first time cooking Thanksgiving dinner in my first home. I also have to say, my turkey came out awesome!

  16. Sarah Braucht posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm (#)

    I celebrated two Thanksgivings since my husband was working on the actual holiday. It was really fun showing my German exchange student all about Thanksgiving since she doesn’t have any holidays like it at home. On Thursday, we went to a friend’s house for hobo Thanksgiving and I brought to-die-for mini pumpkin cheesecakes. On Saturday, we celebrated with both sides of our families and I made your Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding (substituting chocolate chips for raisins). My husband’s family is southern and loves a good bread pudding. I wish I had taken a picture, but by the time I thought of it, every last crumb was gone! I can’t wait to make your peppermint jello shots for Christmas and especially New Year’s. We always throw a big New Year’s Eve party and everyone has come to expect me to make you fabulous jello shots! I love Bolthouse chai tea, so I know this will be a huge hit.

  17. Courtney Nyren posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm (#)

    I have used a couple of your recipes for special occasions with my book club and they have been a big hit. I think these would be great for our meeting this month!

  18. Susan C posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm (#)

    I went to my friends house and 3 of the 7 people there were sick, so I ate and went home. Watched the rerun of the parade, a couple of movies and went to bed. It was a great, relaxing day.

  19. superfrantastic posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm (#)

    I had to work in the morning (perks of restaurant life) but I got to go home and spend the rest of the weekend with both of my families, which makes it a great weekend for a college student! There were several feasts and naps to be had throughout the weekend while watching the rivalry games! 🙂

  20. Lastrin posted on December 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm (#)

    Who won the contest? – Lisa

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