Recipe courtesy of Amanda Gryphon

Lightning Bolt Jelly Shots

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 15 min (includes setting time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
Electrified with edible gold glitter, these magical party shots channel the superhuman powers of the famous antihero, Black Adam.



Special equipment:
a 4 1/4-inch lightning bolt cookie cutter
  1. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with a sheet of parchment paper. Spray the bottom and sides with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small pot, add the sugar, 2 cups of the hard cider and 2 cups water. Sprinkle the gelatin over top and allow it to rest for 1 minute.
  3. Over low heat, stir the mixture together until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 cups hard cider and edible gold glitter. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
  4. When ready to serve, trace the edges of the pan with a knife to release the gelatin mixture from the sides. Flip the gelatin out onto a plate or baking sheet and gently peel away the parchment to reveal the glittery surface. Use a 4 1/4-inch lightning bolt cookie cutter to cut out 12 shots and arrange on a platter for serving.

Cook’s Note

Edible gold glitter can be found in specialty baking stores and online; make sure it is labeled "edible."