Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots - The perfect girl's weekend party starter!
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Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots – The perfect girl’s weekend party starter!

Going away for a girl’s weekend and don’t know what to bring to get the party started? Made in advance, these Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots can be placed in a Ziploc bag, kept chilled, and transported to your destination. Your friends will LOVE them.

Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots - The perfect girl's weekend party starter!
Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots – The perfect girl’s weekend party starter!

Growing up, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were my favorite candy. The combination of creamy chocolate and rough peanut butter middle melted in my mouth: Reese’s are the best candy ever! Even now, I can’t walk past a candy bowl filled with Reese’s and not reach for one. 

Imagine if you could make a Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shot: you can, and I’ll tell you how!

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Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shot Ingredients

Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shot Ingredients
Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shot Ingredients
  • Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • Gelatine
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Swiss Miss Instant Hot Chocolate
  • Gold Gel Food Color

Tips

I’ve tried generic Instant Hot Chocolate mix and Swiss Miss Instant Hot Chocolate mix, and there is no comparison. You should always use Swiss Miss if you want a genuine chocolate flavor.

I’ve also made these Jello Shots with both Scatterbrain and Skrewball Whiskies. The Skrewball has a more intense Peanut Butter flavor. If using Scatterbrain, supplement the recipe and add 1/4 cup of Peanut Butter Syrup.

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Bar and Kitchen Tools

Jello-Shot Cups
Jello-Shot Cups

To make your Jello Shots, you’ll need Jello Shot cups. Click here to learn the differences between the 3 different styles of Jello Shot cups. I use the squeezable Jello Shot cups, the flat round Jello Shot cups above, and the square Jello Shot cups.

Large Spouted Mixing Bowl
Large Spouted Mixing Bowl

The second most important item is a large mouth mixing bowl with a spout. The largemouth mixing bowl with a spout makes it easy to pour the liquid into the Jello Shot cups. I have seen ‘tools’ on Amazon that assist you with filling your Jello Shot cups, but the bowl with the spout works well. Of course, you may have a few drips here and there, but not enough for me to invest in a gadget.

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How to make Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots

Place 26 Jello Shot cups on a baking sheet.

Chocolate Base

Start with the chocolate base. Pour the Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, and instant hot chocolate mix into the spouted mixing bowl, stir, and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Gelatin can be tricky to work with the first time you use it in a recipe. The secret is to ‘slowly’ sprinkle the gelatin on top of the liquid. If you see the gelatin clumping up, you are spreading it too quickly.

Let the gelatin mixture sit for 5 minutes. This seems like the longest process in this recipe. If you do have some dry patches, don’t worry. These Jello Shots will taste so good nobody will care that some gelatin didn’t dissolve.

Gelatin
Gelatin

In the meantime, boil the water. Pour the boiling water into the gelatin mixture and stir for 3 minutes. Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir until combined well. Slowly pour the mixture into your Jello Shot cups until they are half full.

Refrigerate for 1 hour before starting the top layer. 

Peanut Butter Top

Next, repeat the process. Pour the Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey into the spouted mixing bowl and sprinkle the gelatin on top.

Gelatin soaking in Vodka
Gelatin soaking in Vodka

Let the gelatin mixture sit for 5 minutes.

In the meantime, boil the water. Add your Gold Gel Food Coloring to the boiling water and stir until combined. Then pour the water and food coloring mixture into the gelatin mixture and stir for 3 minutes. Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir until combined well.

Top off the Jello Shot cups chocolate base with your peanut butter top and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

Tips

  • Waiting two hours before placing the lid on the Jello Shot cups will eliminate any condensation forming on the top.
  • Make these Jello Shots two days in advance and refrigerate until you are ready to serve so you can focus on other party tasks.
Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots - The perfect girl's weekend party starter!
Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots – The perfect girl’s weekend party starter!

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Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots - The perfect girl's weekend party starter!

Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots

Going away for a girl's weekend and don't know what to bring to get the party started? Your friends will love these delectable Peanut Butter Cup Jello Shots!
5 from 4 votes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Drinks, Shots
Cuisine American
Servings 26 Jello Shots

Ingredients
  

For the Chocolate Base

  • 1 1/4 Cups Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • 2 Envelopes Gelatin
  • 1 Cup Boiling water
  • 1/2 Cup Sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 Envelopes Swiss Miss Instant Hot Chocolate Mix

For the Peanut Butter Top

  • 1 1/4 Cups Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • 2 Envelopes Gelatin
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Tsp Gold Gel Food Coloring

Instructions
 

Chocolate Base

  • Place 26 – 2 oz Jello-Shot cups on a cookie sheet
  • Pour the Whiskey, and instant hot chocolate mix into a large, spouted mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  • Slowly sprinkle gelatin on top of the Whiskey mixture making sure to sprinkle it evenly across the top of the liquid.
  • Let the gelatin absorb the liquid for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, boil the water.
  • Add the boiling water to the Gelatin mixture and stir until the Gelatin is dissolved, at least 3 minutes.
  • Now add the sweetened condensed milk and stir well.
  • Pour mixture into the Jello-Shot cups until they are 1/2 full.
  • Refrigerate the 1/2 full Jello-Shot cups at least 1 hour.

Peanut Butter Top

  • Pour the Whiskey into a large, spouted mixing bowl.
  • Slowly sprinkle gelatin on top of the Whiskey making sure to sprinkle it evenly across the top of the liquid.
  • Let the gelatin absorb the liquid for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, boil the water.
  • Pour 1 cup of the boiling water into a measuring cup.
  • Add the gold gel food coloring and stir until combined.
  • Add the water and food coloring mixture to the Gelatin mixture and stir until the Gelatin is dissolved, at least 3 minutes.
  • Now add the sweetened condensed milk and stir well.
  • Top off the refrigerated Jello-shots with the Peanut Butter mixture.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before placing the cap on the Jello-Shot cups.
  • Serve Chilled. Can be made 2 days in advance.

Notes

Gelatin can be tricky to work with the first time you use it in a recipe. The secret is to ‘slowly‘ sprinkle the gelatin on top of the liquid. If you see it is clumping up, you are sprinkling too quickly. If you have some dry patches, don’t worry; ensure your water is boiling before adding it to the gelatin mixture and stir until the clumps are dissolved. 
 
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