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Santa Belly Jello Shots

Santa Belly Jello Shots are an easy to make cocktail your holiday party goers with love!
Prep Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 Jello Shots


  • One 3 ounce package cherry Jell-O gelatin mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup good vodka
  • Whipped cream or Cool Whip
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounce plastic ramekin cups
  • Piping bag or ziploc bag


  1. Place the Jell-O mix in a mixing bowl. Pour in boiling water and whisk to combine.
  2. Add the cold water and vodka. Whisk to combine.
  3. Line a baking sheet with 12 plastic ramekin cups. Pour the gelatin into the cups, filling each one almost up to the edge.
  4. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and chill until the Jell-O is set, about 2-3 hours.
  5. While the shots cool, Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each heating, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  6. Transfer the chocolate to a piping bag (or a ziploc bag with the corner cut off) and pipe the chocolate onto the waxed paper in a square or rectangle, belt buckle shape. I make a few extra buckles that way in case any break I have back ups.
  7. Place the buckles in the freezer so the chocolate will harden.
  8. Remove the baking sheet from the fridge. Squirt a little whipped cream into the middle of the shot. (You can put the whipped cream in a piping bag with a star tip to get the same effect if using homemade whipped cream or Cool Whip.)
  9. Remove the chocolate belt buckles from the freezer. Carefully peel the buckles off the waxed paper and place them in the center of the whipped cream.
  10. Refrigerate until ready to serve.