This spooky Halloween treat is scarily realistic! A non-alcoholic version may also be made for the kiddies by substituting the peach schnapps with water.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 brain
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly oil a brain-shaped gelatin mold.

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  • Stir the peach gelatin mix with boiling water in a bowl to dissolve the gelatin. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Mix in the evaporated milk and peach schnapps; pour into the prepared mold. Refrigerate until set, 4 to 6 hours.

  • To decorate, dip the mold in very warm water (don't let the water enter the top of the mold) to loosen; invert the mold on a serving platter and lift to leave the brain in place. Mix blue and red food coloring in a small bowl with 2 teaspoons of water. Use a small clean paintbrush to paint the coloring into the grooves of the brain. Return the brain to the refrigerator until the food coloring sets. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 41.1g; fat 2.5g; cholesterol 9.1mg; sodium 141.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2010
Made this for our party last night...huge hit...everyone loved it! Cool gross factor (served it with a small ice cream scoop) but tasted yummy...should have made two of them. Only thing I changed I put 1 cup of schnapps and 1/2 cup peach flavored vodka for alittle bit more punch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2010
Made this for our party last night...huge hit...everyone loved it! Cool gross factor (served it with a small ice cream scoop) but tasted yummy...should have made two of them. Only thing I changed I put 1 cup of schnapps and 1/2 cup peach flavored vodka for alittle bit more punch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2010
This was a huge win at my adult halloween party! Creepy and cool. I walked around the party with the brain on a silver platter and served slices to my party-goers. It wasn't sticky or slimy so you could use your fingers. Unlike a lot of jello shots this actually tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2011
The finishing result was awesome the brain was sturdy and looked really good! And it tasted good too I used peach jello and it tasted like peaches and cream with the evaporated milk. I would like to play around with this recipe and try out new and gory things in the future! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2013
We substituted strawberry jello instead of peach and used a full pint of peach schnapps. It was fully gelled in approximately 5 hours and tasted fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2016
This recipe is excellent as is however to make it really realistic I added drops of red and blue color to the main mix until it looked gray. I not only painted it (using a q-tip) with the food color mixture afterward but also drizzled grenadine on top to look like blood. Served on a cutting board with a small cleaver. Unfortunately it was barely touched since it looked too real. The few people who dared said it was delicious though. I also made a "pig aorta" in a shot glass using the same method - grossed out a lot of folks on social media! (see in photos above) You could use this recipe for all kinds of different molds - I'm thinking severed fingers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2012
Worked like a charm! I made a non-alcoholic version of this substituting water for the alcohol. We used it for a school haunted house - kids thought this was awesome! Set up really well and looked gross on the table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2013
Sliced the brain with a big chef knife for effect. Tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
so easy to make and sooo good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2016
I made this brain for my work Halloween party and it was a big hit! It looked just real enough wiggled the right amount and tasted great! I used orange Jello and food colored it to the grossest color possible. Simple recipe with a big presentation impact! Read More
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