Easy Halloween Recipes – Pudding Brains

This family loves Halloween. Sweets, treats, and spooky costumes along with the changing season make it such a fun time of year. We especially love coming up with easy Halloween recipes to spook anyone brave enough to come over.

For these we played with a seasonal favorite, TruMoo Orange Scream milk. This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

A table full of Halloween decor, cookies, and pudding.

Easy Halloween Recipes

Jell-O and Pudding Brain

Brains for dinner makes such a great table setting. This is actually super easy to make, just leave yourself enough time for the Jell-O to set in between.


  • Jell-O Brain Mold and a small bowl to fit inside
  • Red Jell-O of your choice (2 small boxes or one larger)
  • 1 packet plain gelatin
  • 1 large box vanilla pudding (I prefer cook and serve, but instant would work too)
  • 1/2 gallon TruMoo Orange Scream Milk
  • Non stick spray
Jello brains, hand cookies, and orange cream milk.


  • Prepare Jell-O using package directions.
  • Prepare 1 packet plain gelatin and combine with Jell-O. (This is for added rigidity.)
  • Spray brain mold and outside of small bowl with non stick spray.
  • Pour Jell-O into mold. Place the small bowl into the liquid Jell-O to force it up the sides while leaving a hole in the center of the brain.
Collage of steps making brain jello.
  • Refrigerate until firm.
  • While that’s cooling, prepare the pudding per package instructions substituting TruMoo Orange Scream milk for regular milk. Let cool.
Two bowls of pudding and jello.
  • Once Jell-O is firm and pudding is cooled, remove the small bowl and pour the pudding into the mold. Optional: pour additional Jell-O to cover and seal the pudding inside the brain.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready, place a decorative bowl or serving dish upside-down on the mold and flip so that the Jell-O Brain falls into place on/in the dish.
  • Garnish with jam or strawberry syrup for blood.
Jello brains in a bowl for Halloween.

This goes great with the dirt and worms frosting board at your next Halloween party!

More Reasons Not to Fear TruMoo Orange Scream

  • Has no artificial growth hormones
  • Has no high-fructose corn syrup
  • Made with low-fat milk from your local dairy
  • TruMoo Orange Scream is available in grocery stores nationwide until October 31

Which Halloween recipes will you be making this year?

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  1. I’m looking forward to trying the Zombie Llama and Severed Hand Sugar Cookies. I must admit, the recipes that you’ve shared here are scary. Thank you for sharing this post.

  2. I like the Zombie Llama and severed hand sugar cookies and think that these would be fun to make for my Halloween party! Thanks for sharing these fun ideas!

  3. OMG this Jello Pudding brain is so creepy, I don’t think I could eat it! Very creative! I love the Zombie Llama Sugar Cookies! They are somehow gruesome and adorable at the same time! lol Great job <3 Wonderful way of getting into the Halloween spirit!

  4. This is brilliant! I am totally making this for my halloween party at the end of the month!

  5. Who doesn’t love the ‘ol Jello brains gag? Not only is it creepy and jiggly, it’s delicious too! Thanks for sharing this fun Halloween recipe!

  6. Oh my gosh! This is awesome! Fun for a halloween party and the kids will love it! They would love the gross out factor.

  7. My kids love spooky Halloween decorations and food! They would love the pudding brain!

  8. I didn’t know they made orange milk like this! What a great drink for Halloween I am going to have to look for this!

  9. Oh my goodness, what total fun. I would never have come up with this, but will totally be making it for our Halloween party. AHHH! I am so excited. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Haha this is the perfect Halloween treat for kids! I love it! I just got some of that Orange Scream milk too.!

  11. So gross and neat at the same time! Would be great for a Halloween party. I bet the kids would get a kick out of it!

  12. This is a fantastic recipe. My kids are going to be so surprised when i make this for them. I like to make hot dogs that look like bloody fingers.

  13. Monster cookies are about as scary as i get with my cooking. This is such a great idea. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones.

  14. This is going to be a huge hit with my kids. I will have to grab the supplies i need to make this on the weekend. It will be perfect for the kids Halloween party.

  15. this post so puts me in the holiday spirit. i love all the colors and decorations. nice post. thanks for sharing. makes me think of home/michigan.

  16. Oh my goodness. Those pudding brains turned out so well! I just might have to try this out this Halloween!

  17. I’m going to have to get me a brain mold! This is just too awesome 🙂 My grand kids would love this! Sharing to my Pintrest for others to enjoy also.

  18. That looks so gross I bet it is yummy! I love Halloween brings out the brainy (punt intended) in all of us 🙂 Thanks for linking up to the Home Matters Party with you!

  19. OMG!! This is awesome.Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

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