Who wants to carve a pumpkin when you can carve an orange? Eh, Who’s with me?? Your guests will be delighted upon seeing these Orange-O-Lanterns (aka Jel-O Pumpkins)–made with a vegan jel and not gelatin. “How cute,” they will shriek! It’s an orange posing as a pumpkin…
But once they remove the tops of their heads their delight will soon turn into disgust. And intrigue. These freaky fruits instantly become:
(not made with real Jell-O but Jel…oh!)
Oozing with slimy green goo.
These freakishly repulsive treats give you the feeling as if you are eating the brains of an orange.
If only oranges had brains…
Or maybe they do?
*cue creepy, thought-invoking music*
These posts would be a lot better if you could actually hear my voice as I narrate it.
I’m pulling out all the stops here with my impersonations….
Carving out the oranges:
Use a grapefruit knife for the best/easiest results. Cut the top of the orange like you are carving a pumpkin.
Carefully cut around the flesh of the orange and scrape out the goods.
If you find that there is pulp in there that you want to dispose of, take a spoon and carefully scoop it out.
- I couldn’t get a sharpie to stay on the orange for the life of me, so I ended up cutting out shapes on a piece of black foam paper and glued the suckers down until they did. If you get the sharpie to work, I will praise you for all my days…
- 1 box Natural Desserts Unflavored vegan Jel (found at WholeFoods)
- natural green food coloring
- Apple juice
- 1 carrot, finely shredded
- Follow the instructions on the box, replacing apple juice for water. Mix together in a medium sized bowl.
- Place a few drops of food coloring into the bowl and mix until it becomes uniformly green.
- Pour Jel mix into carved out oranges. Place 2 Tbsp. shredded carrots per orange.
- Allow to set in refrigerator for a couple of hours.
Let’s see how many kids and (grown adults) you can get to run as faraway as possible from these Jel-O-Pumpkins.