Salted Caramel Jello Shot Bites

Remember these? Last fall I made salted caramel jello shots and they were a-maze-ing. Well I was thinking back and wondered … why did I put them in little cups?

It’s so much easier to pick up little jello shot bites instead of sticking your finger inside shot glass to get out the boozy goods.

Plus these little guys pretty much look exactly like caramel squares. Salty, creamy, boozy, jello shot caramel squares. Yum.

The recipe is exactly the same except you  pour the boozy jello mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan and let it sit over night in the fridge.

Flip it out carefully and then cut into little squares.

I still haven’t mastered cutting a perfect jello square. I’ve been looking for a cube cookie or fondant cutter but no luck yet.

I kind like the imperfect cube though … homemade caramels would look that way too.

Salted Caramel Jello Shot Bites
1 envelope Knox gelatin
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
Yellow food coloring
2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
1 envelope Land o Lakes Caramel hot chocolate (These come in individual packets and most grocery stores carry them. Godiva and Starbucks also make a caramel hot chocolate mix)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps (For a stronger shot use caramel flavored vodka)

For a kid friendly, non-alcoholic version just use cold water instead of butterscotch schnapps or vodka.

1. Mix your 1/2 cup water with your envelope of caramel hot chocolate in a medium sized sauce pan. Whisk it to make sure all the chocolate is combined. Add the 1/2 cup of evaporated milk, whisk again.

2. Sprinkle your gelatin on top and let it sit a few minutes. Turn on low/medium heat and mix the gelatin until all is combined.

3. Add 1/4 cup sugar and simmer slightly until sugar is combined. Add your food coloring until you get the caramel color desired. Add 1 teaspoon sea salt. Pour in your 1/2 cup of cold butterscotch schnapps or caramel vodka.

4. Pour caramel jello into a lightly greased loaf pan. Let it sit overnight in the fridge. When totally set run a butter knife around the edge to loosen the jello and then flip it out onto a cutting board. Cut the caramel into equal sized squares. Top each bite with a pinch of the remaining sea salt right before before serving. (Salt will melt if you put it on top of each bite too soon)

6 Responses to “Salted Caramel Jello Shot Bites”

  1. Made in Sonoma posted on May 21, 2014 at 6:54 pm (#)

    The cubes are so cute!

  2. Sandra Mort posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:25 am (#)

    How’s this?

    http://www.amazon.com/FunBites-Shaped-Cutter-Green-Square/dp/B0066CIKNA/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1402885470&sr=8-8&keywords=sandwich+cutter

  3. Sandra Mort posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:27 am (#)

    Have you ever made it homemade?

  4. Sandra Mort posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm (#)

    No, sorry. I meant without instant cocoa.

  5. Sandra Mort posted on June 27, 2015 at 7:38 pm (#)

    How funny! I was looking for something and ran across this post. I saw your comment and went to the bottom to give you the link for the cutter and oh, wait a minute, I already did a year ago. Almost exactly a year ago, in fact. Did you ever get around to buying one? They’re so useful!

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