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This gelatin dessert is a great choice for Halloween, but it tastes good anytime and is nutritious, too.  Tell the kids that the grapes are eyeballs. 


Black Mess

1 large sized (6 oz) package grape gelatin
2 cups purple grape juice, preferably chilled
2 cups green seedless grapes
1 small carrot, scraped
4 large marshmallows
1 16-oz can unsweetened pineapple tidbits
1 16-oz can peach slices (lite recommended)
ice cubes

Put pineapple in a colander to drain.

Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water.  When completely dissolved, add 2 cups of grape juice and 1 cup ice cubes (loosely packed; this will be less than 1 cup of water due to spaces in between the cubes).  Stir until the ice cubes dissolve.

Shred the carrot (don't grate it) finely, and add to the gelatin.  Snip the marshmallows into small pieces and add also.   Drain peach slices and cut into small cubes.  If you don't need "eyeballs", cut each grape in half.   Add to gelatin with the well-drained pineapple.

Chill; stir once or twice as it thickens to be sure fruit and carrot is evenly distributed.    If you use a ring mold, such as that sold by Tupperware«, you can put more grapes or other fruit in the middle.

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