Halloween Test Tube Shooters

You’re never too old to celebrate Halloween. These test-tube shooters, which closely resemble a science experiment, may be served at kid and adult Halloween parties. Adults may celebrate by substituting sparkling wine for grape juice.

Recipe by Canned Food Alliance




  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange-colored gelatin powder, such as orange, peach or apricot
  • 1 cup boiling water 1 can (15 ounces) peaches, apricots or pears in juice or extra-light syrup, not drained
  • 2 1/4 cups purple grape juice (see note)
  • 1/4 cup hot-chocolate mix (see note)
  • Blender or food processor
  • 18, 2-ounce test tubes and rack to hold them
  • 1 long bamboo skewer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Sauce pan


  1. Mix gelatin powder and boiling water until the powder completely dissolves, about 2 minutes.
  2. Purée the canned fruit in a blender or food processor until completely smooth.
  3. Mix with gelatin and divide between 18, 2-ounce test tubes; you should fill each test tube about half way.
  4. Refrigerate until firm.
  5. Heat the grape juice in a sauce pan until simmering.
  6. Stir in the hot-chocolate mix until it dissolves; refrigerate.