Can you wrap your "head" around eating gory brain food jello salad for Halloween? Try not to "think" about it too much, and you'll be just fine. *insert evil laughter here*
One of the best things about being a food blogger is trying to come up with fun and unusual Halloween food ideas.
However, it isn't an easy task because it seems everything has already been done to death. But, that doesn't keep my brain from trying.
**Please Note - The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making brain food jello salad is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the "jump to recipe" button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.
The ingredient list:
- 2 large packages cherry (or other red flavor) gelatin
- canned cherry pie filling
- canned pineapple
- almond extract
- non-dairy whipped topping
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- mixing bowls
- can opener
- large spoon
- serrated knife (for sawing off skull)
- plastic wrap or foil
- measuring cups and spoons
- plastic skull and bones
How this recipe came to be:
The idea for this gory brain food jello fruit salad came to me while I was flipping through a party store flyer and spotted a bag of bones.
All at once a light bulb went off in my head. Once I had the idea to use the skull as a bowl, the easy recipe ingredient list flooded my brain.
The brains behind the operation:
Make no bones about it, my brain works in strange and mysterious ways, as I think this gory brain food jello fruit salad for proves beyond a shadow of a doubt. Mwahahaha!
Since the bag of bones, I'd purchased was made out of hollow plastic, performing the surgery to remove the top of his skull was easy, with no anesthetic required.
All I used was a simple serrated bread knife to carefully saw off his cranium. The operation went off without a hitch, and before I knew it I was filling his head with all sorts of nonsense. LOL
Somebody STOP me!!
If you're looking for a skull and bones for serving the Gory Brain Food Jello Fruit Salad, I suggest checking your local party or craft store.
How long will brain food jello salad keep in the refrigerator?
Longer than you want it to!
I have a lot of new Halloween recipe ideas that I'm waiting to share with you this year. Some are creepy, and some are just plain sweet and fun.
One thing's for certain though, they'll all be delicious and have easy to follow step-by-step directions so you will be successful when you make them in your own kitchen.
Cross my heart, and hope to... (not that I want to tempt fate or anything) ...
Additional Halloween treats for you to try:
*Twice Baked Idaho Potato Graves (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen
*Halloween Mummy Celery Sticks from This Mom's Confessions
*Jack-O-Lantern Caramel Apples
*Creepy Halloween Rat Loaf Meat Loaf
*Slime Eyeball Halloween Cupcakes from Busy Creating Memories
*Easy White Chocolate Ghost Pops (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen
*Halloween Trifle from Dancing Through the Rain
*Spaghetti Squash Puking Pumpkin (pictured below, sorry, LOL) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen
*Brain Food Jello Salad (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!
Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today's creepy but fun Halloween treat.
If you've made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I'd appreciate it if you'd take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you're so inclined. I thank you most sincerely! 🙂
Brain Food Jello Salad
- 2 large packages cherry jello prepared according to package directions
- 1 15 ounce can crushed pineapple
- 1 15 ounce can cherry pie filling
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups whipped topping
- Stir together all the ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
- Spoon into a hollowed out skull (optional) or fun Halloween serving bowl.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed this recipe for Brain Food Jello Salad as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!!
Thank you so much for visiting me today in my Kudos Kitchen. I hope you found something you'll love and that you'll come back and visit me often. There is always room for you around my table!
Should you have any questions or comments regarding anything you've seen here on my blog, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. It is always my distinct pleasure to respond to you just as soon as I possibly can.
can I use whipping cream with dairy?
Yes, you may, but it may not have as much body, and
of course, if you're making homemade whipping cream, you know to whip it first.
If you're using the stuff out of the can, I'd use quite a bit so it holds up.
I hope this helps.
Take care and Happy Halloween!
In the video you say to make the "Jiggly Jello", but the recipe says according to package instructions. I just want to clarify, am I using the stiff "jiggler" recipe or the normal jello recipe?
You can use the normal jello instructions. That is what I did.
When I used the term "jiggly jello," it was just for fun.
Thanks, and enjoy the recipe.
Wow! You are really bringing the creepy fun with this one! Great idea!
HaHa! Thanks 🙂
This is such a fun idea! Since Halloween is going to look different this year, I'm trying to find fun recipes to make at home! This is perfect.
Claudia Lamascolo says
how fun and the rest of your great idea for a party here are awesome too
Thanks so much, Claudia!!
What a creepy recipe! I am so going to make it this Halloween!
Great! It's sure to be a hit!
Robin Gagnon says
A great ghoulish dessert! Easy to make too.
It's scary easy! 😉
Phoebe Hendricks says
How creepy looking! Definitely perfect for Halloween!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
Great idea for Halloween!!