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Eyeball juice jellies – Halloween recipe

Jelly is a fun and delicious treat without being too calorific. Using fruit creatively makes an extra special Halloween treat!

Prep: 10 mins
Set: 2 to 3 hours
Serves 4

Nutritional information

Per serving:

  • 295kJ / 70kcal
  • 3.5g protein
  • 0.1g fat, of which 0g saturates
  • 13.4g carbohydrate, of which 13.4g sugars
  • 0.8g fibre
  • trace levels of salt
Two fruit eyeballs made from lychees and grapes, sat in a glass of jelly.


  • 12 fresh lychees (or large black grapes)
  • 12 green seedless grapes
  • 12 fresh blueberries
  • 1 sachet powdered gelatine
  • 250ml unsweetened apple and raspberry fruit juice
  • 250ml cold water


  1. If using lychees, peel off the skin and remove the stones. If using black grapes, split them, without cutting right through. Push a green grape into each lychee or black grape, then push a blueberry into each one, so that the fruits look like eyeballs.


    You could use melon balls instead of green grapes for the "eyeballs".

  2. Put one "eyeball" into each of 4 serving glasses. Cover the remaining "eyeballs" and keep them chilled.

  3. Pour 90ml of just-boiled water into a measuring jug and sprinkle in the powdered gelatine, stirring to mix it in. Leave for about 5 minutes, so that it dissolves into a clear liquid.

  4. Mix the apple and raspberry juice and cold water into a large jug. Pour in the cooled gelatine liquid, stirring well.


    Make sure you choose pure 100% fruit juice and not a "juice drink", which has added sugar. You could use 100% apple juice as an alternative.

  5. Share between the glasses and refrigerate until set. This should take about 2 to 3 hours.

  6. Serve, decorated with the remaining "eyeballs". Scary!!

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