Spooning out the brains of a skull filled with brain food jello salad.

Brain Food Jello Fruit Salad

Can you wrap your “head” around eating gory brain food jello for Halloween? Try not to “think” about it too much, and you’ll be just fine. *insert evil laughter here*

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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 and complete ingredient measurements for making Gory Brain Food Jello is available near the end of this post. 

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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.

Brain Food Jello Fruit Salad for Halloween | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

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!!

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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.

Of course, checking Amazon.com is always a smart idea as well. I’ll be posting a few affiliate links down below.

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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) …

Other additional Halloween treats for you to try;

*Twice Baked Idaho Potato Graves (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen

A tray of potato graves with ground beef, cracker headstones, cheese bones, and ketchup blood.

*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

Overhead photo of a plate of white chocolate ghost pops on an orange napkin with bags and ribbons.

*Blood Suckers

*Ghoulish Teeth Apple-tizers

*Halloween Trifle from Dancing Through the Rain

*Hard-Boiled Jack-O-Lanterns

*Eye Candy Cake Balls

*Spaghetti Squash Puking Pumpkin (pictured below, sorry, LOL) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen

Gross picture of a puking pumpkin with assorted squash in the background.

*Brain Food Jello Salad (you’re here now) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen

Brain Food Jello on a spiderweb plate with a skull in the background.

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Gory Brain Food Jello

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

4.67 from 3 votes
Spooning out the brains of a skull filled with brain food jello salad.
Deliciously Gory Brain Food Jello Fruit Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
chill time
1 hr 30 mins
Can you wrap your “head” around eating gory brain food jello for Halloween? Try not to “think” about it too much, and you’ll be just fine. *insert evil laughter here*
Course: Dessert, Dessert – Halloween
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brain food jello, brain food jello salad
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 29 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée – Kudos Kitchen
  • 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
  1. Stir together all the ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
  2. Spoon into a hollowed out skull (optional) or fun Halloween serving bowl.

  3. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

plastic skull and bones (optional), spoons, large bowls, serving bowl, measuring cups, measuring spoons


Nutrition Facts
Deliciously Gory Brain Food Jello Fruit Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 29 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 9mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for Brain Food Jello Salad as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!!

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  1. How creepy looking! Definitely perfect for Halloween!

  2. 5 stars
    A great ghoulish dessert! Easy to make too.

  3. 5 stars
    What a creepy recipe! I am so going to make it this Halloween!

  4. how fun and the rest of your great idea for a party here are awesome too

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