Caramel Apple Jello Shot Squares

In the past I have been iffy about caramel apple stuff with artificial green apple flavor instead of real apples. That’s why I made these.

But ever since I had caramel apple Twizzlers (OMG so good!) things are different! Caramel apple everything, is fine by me.  When I saw that Jolly Rancher makes green apple jello I knew I had to take my caramel jello recipe and mix the two and make little square bites.


I’ve said this before but it’s not that often that a recipe turns out exactly the way I see it in my head. These were pretty darn close and they were super easy to make.

You can serve them in little spoons.


Or just bites on a plate.


They are easy to pick up too.


My caramel apple jello shots in real apples are hands down my most popular jello shot recipe so this also seemed like the perfect modification to kick off my new blog design.

caramel apple watermark


What do you think?

Check out my new jello shots page! It’s organized by image and you can even click through by season and occasion. Perfect for party planning.

Print Recipe

Caramel Apple Jello Shot Squares

Yield: 24 or more squares

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins


  • 3 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 3-4 tablespoons caramel hot chocolate
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2-3 drops yellow food coloring (keep adding until you get the right color)
  • 2 cups caramel flavored vodka or butterscotch schnapps (depending on how strong you want them)
  • 1 box Jolly Rancher Green Apple Gelatin (They carry this at Wal-Mart)
  • 9 x 13 inch pan


Step 1. Mix your 1/2 cup water with 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.

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

Step 3. Add 1/4 cup sugar and simmer slightly until sugar is combined. Add your food coloring until you get the caramel color desired. I used two drops. Turn off heat. Pour in your caramel vodka or butterscotch schnapps

Step 4. Pour caramel jello in a lightly greased 9x13 inch pan and place in the refrigerator for at-least 30-45 mins or until the jello is firm but still sticky, not 100% set. Move on to the next step while you wait.

Step 5. Add 1 cup water and box of green apple jello to a medium sized sauce pan. Sprinkle 1 envelop of gelatin on top and let it sit for a minute.  Whisk together and turn on medium heat. Bring to a light simmer and then turn off heat. Add one cup caramel vodka or butterscotch schnapps. Set aside until caramel jello is set up and ready.

Step 6: Pour apple jello on top of set caramel jello. Place in the refrigerator for an hour or so or until completely firm.

Step 7: Cut across the 9x13 pan vertically making three strips of jello. Carefully remove each strip with a rubber spatula and your hand. Place on a chopping board and cut into uniform squares.

Eat, drink and serve responsibly! 

(If you want to add extra flavor use one cup green apple puckers in the apple jello. I don't like to buy more than one bottle of booze for a recipe though, it gets pricey. These taste just as good with caramel booze throughout. Your call!)

7 Responses to “Caramel Apple Jello Shot Squares”

  1. JanetFCTC posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:25 am (#)

    Ok, I am scared to make these. I can just see myself going to the fridge for one, then one more, then another, until ultimately I am found lying on the ground in front of the open refrigerator with one half shoved in my mouth, passed out with a silly grin on my face.

    • Michelle replied on October 31st, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Just seeing this comment now and I SOOOOO want to see this 🙂 Great image in my head there. Ha.

  2. Ashley posted on November 1, 2014 at 9:42 pm (#)

    These are the worst jello shots i have ever made. WAY too much alcohol in them you couldn’t even taste the flavor of the jello at all. Definitely would not recommend. 

  3. Dana posted on February 29, 2016 at 2:08 am (#)

    I made these for a party and now everyone request I make them again and again. I used the Pucker and it tastes great. 

  4. Shannon posted on October 17, 2017 at 8:26 pm (#)

    The pictured shots look to have a thin crust, was something done different to the shots pictured?

  5. Sharon posted on October 25, 2017 at 2:53 pm (#)

    Yes what is the crust??? That is definitely a crust there

  6. Chad posted on February 5, 2018 at 10:56 pm (#)

    The crust is Graham cracker crumbs in a thin layer on the bottom of the pan.

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