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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jello Shooters

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If you enjoy doing shots and you like chocolate-covered strawberries you will LOVE these chocolate covered strawberry jello shooters!

Strawberries can be hard to come by at certain times of the year, so while we prefer to use fresh strawberries for our shots, here’s a very tasty alternative that’s a bit more budget-friendly.

chocolate covered strawberry jello shooter

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jello Shooters

Before we begin, allow me to explain the point of the shortening in the recipe- you CAN omit this if you prefer, however, it really helps the chocolate maintain its shape in warmer weather and chocolate has a tendency to “seize” when it comes into contact with moisture.

Since you’ll be filling these with a liquid filling, using the shortening will prevent the chocolate from clumping or taking on a dull, matte finish. I don’t recommend using coconut oil for two reasons, One- you’ll taste it in the final product, and two, it has a very low melting point, so the shots don’t hold up.

chocolate chips shortening in microwave safe bowl

In a medium-size microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate chips and solid shortening and microwave for 45 seconds, remove, stir, return to microwave for 30 seconds, remove stir. Repeat at 25-30 second intervals just until the chocolate is melted. DO NOT Overheat the chocolate.

stirring melted chocolate for chocolate covered strawberry jello shooters

Using a spoon or popsicle stick, spread the chocolate in plastic cups (or bowls) or candy molds. You need to create a thin layer to make a “cup”. Place these on a cookie sheet or tray and refrigerate while you prepare the jello shot mixture.

melted chocolate in mold hardening to make chocolate covered strawberry jello shooters

In a medium bowl dissolve the jello in boiling water. Since I wanted these to be ready in less than 2 hours, I’m using 1/2 cup of hot water, as soon as the gelatin dissolves, add in half a cup of cold water. Then stir in 1 cup vodka.

Let the mixture cool for a few minutes or your chocolate shells will melt when you fill them. Once the mixture has sufficiently cooled, fill the chilled chocolate cups that you’ve created with the jello mixture.

strawberry jello shot filling in chocolate mold

Return to the fridge until solid, about two hours. Once they’ve sufficiently chilled and solidified, gently pop the shot out of the mold or plastic cup to remove.

strawberry jello shots in chocolate shot glasses

Here’s what the finished chocolate-covered strawberry jello shot shooter looks like inside once you take a delectable bite!  Make them with strawberry, cherry, raspberry, or any other flavor you’d like, they’re amazing!

strawerry jello shooter in edible chocolate shot glass

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jello Shots

You’ll Need:
1 pkg of semi-sweet chocolate Chips
3 Tbs Solid Vegetable Shortening
1 package of strawberry (or cherry) jello – 3oz
1/2 c. boiling water
1/2 c. cold water
1 c. vodka

(Optional: Candy Mold such as a peanut butter cup mold, or chocolate bon-bon mold, truffle cup mold, etc)

  1. In a medium-size microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate chips and solid shortening and microwave for 45 seconds, remove, stir, return to microwave for 30 seconds, remove stir. Repeat at 25-30 second intervals, just until the chocolate is melted.
  2. Using a spoon or popsicle stick, spread the chocolate in a think layer in the plastic cups (or bowls) or candy molds.
  3. Place these on a cookie sheet or tray and refrigerate while you prepare the jello shot.
  4. In a medium bowl dissolve the jello in 1/2 cup of hot water, then add 1/2 cup cold water. Stir in 1 cup vodka.
  5. Let cool a few minutes. Fill the chilled chocolate cups with the jello mixture.
  6. Return to the fridge until solid (about 2 hours).
  7. Gently pop the shot out of the mold or plastic cup to remove.

Alternative ideas- you could use a small (flexible) plastic bowl, then gently pop it out when solid and cut into chunks.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jello Shooters

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Get Your Party Started Right With These Delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jello Shots
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 17 mins
Course Dessert, Party, Potluck
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 177 kcal

Equipment

  • Candy Mold such as a peanut butter cup mold, or chocolate bon-bon mold, truffle cup mold, etc

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate Chips
  • 3 Tbs Solid Vegetable Shortening
  • 3 oz package strawberry jello or cherry jello
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 cup vodka

Instructions
 

Prepare the Edible Chocolate Shot Cups

  • In a medium-size microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate chips and solid shortening and microwave for 45 seconds, remove, stir, return to microwave for 30 seconds, remove stir. Repeat at 25-30 second intervals, just until the chocolate is melted.
    12 oz semi-sweet chocolate Chips, 3 Tbs Solid Vegetable Shortening
  • Using a spoon or popsicle stick, spread the chocolate in a think layer in the plastic cups (or bowls) or candy molds.
  • Place these on a cookie sheet or tray and refrigerate while you prepare the jello shot.

Jello Shooter Filling

  • In a medium bowl dissolve the jello in 1/2 cup of hot water, then add 1/2 cup cold water. Stir in 1 cup vodka.
    3 oz package strawberry jello, ½ cup boiling water, ½ cup cold water, 1 cup vodka
  • Let cool a few minutes. Fill the chilled chocolate cups with the jello mixture.

Chilling Time

  • Return to the fridge until solid (about 2 hours).
  • Gently pop the shot out of the mold or plastic cup to remove.

Notes

If you don't have a candy mold, as an alternative, you could use a small (flexible) plastic bowl, then pop it out when solid and cut into chunks.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 9IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 12g
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