Creepy Brain Gumdrop Treat – Best Cheap & Easy Halloween Party Food For Kid

Ingredients: (makes 8)

  • Butter (to grease pan and brain mold)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin (original not low or no sugar pectin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon flavored oil (I used LorAnn Sour Apple oil)
  • Optional, food coloring
  • Granulated sugar to coat gumdrops
  • Red liquid food coloring

NOTE: You want pectin that is white or clear looking. I used Sure-Jell for this recipe. Pectin made my Ball has a brown hue to it, so I don’t suggest it for this project.


  • 2 Fred and Friends Brain Freeze Molds (with 8 brain cavities)
  • Optional, food handling glove to help with greasing your molds
  • 1 1/2 or 2 quart saucepan, preferably a good quality stainless steel pan
  • 2 or 3 quart saucepan
  • Candy thermometer
  • Glass bowl with spout or a glass mixing bowl
  • Skewer or toothpick


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