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Flesh Toned Qwiggle Dead Man Jello Mold Recipe

Lost the recipe for your Jello Dead Man Mold? No problem, here it is.

Note: While the manufacturer has gone out of business, we have retained the recipe just for you!

There is another manfacturer who makes a similar mold called the Jiggle Wiggle Face.

This recipe can be used for the Qwiggle brand jello mold, and similar sized hand molds from other manufacturers.

Cleaning the Mold:

  1. Wash the entire inside cavity of the plastic Dead Man mold using a soft sponge, dish soap, and warm water before each use.

  2. Use care to avoid puncturing a hole in the thin areas of the plastic mold while washing and drying it.

  3. Dry thoroughly before use.


  1. Three large, 6 ounce boxes of peach or watermelon flavored gelatin. (Using any other flavored gelatin will not result in a flesh toned appearance.)

  2. One 12 ounce can of lite evaporated skimmed milk (99.5% fat free). No other milk will work!

  3. Oil Cooking Spray (to lubricate the plastic mold)

  4. Two teaspoons of vegetable oil (to lubricate the plastic mold)

  5. Food Coloring- green, red, blue, and yellow.

  6. Five cups of water(4 cups boiled, 1 cup cold)

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Spray a small amount of vegetable oil inside of the cavity of the plastic mold. Wipe off any excess oil.

  2. Place gelatin from the boxes into a large bowl.

  3. Add 4 cups of boiling water. Stir gelatin with a whisk until it is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes.

  4. Stir in one cup of cold water.

  5. Add skimmed milk and stir for two minutes.

  6. Add a few drops of green food coloring to produce the flesh tone color, re-stir.

  7. Pour gelatin mixture into the plastic Dead Man mold.

  8. Leave approximately one inch space from the top of the mold.

  9. Fashion a towel inside of a rectangular cake pan. Set the mold inside and level. This will keep the mold level.

  10. Set the towel and mold in the refrigerator overnight.

Extracting the hardened gelatin from the mold:

  1. Carefully shake the mold until the gelatin is loosened from the plastic mold.

  2. Put on a cooking glove, and place the open palm of your hand on the top of the gelatin, and turn the mold over.

  3. Shake the mold again.

  4. Continue to carefully shake the mold until the Dead Man plops out onto your gloved hand.

  5. Place mold onto a plate or a platter.

Coloring the Finished Mold:

  1. Color the mold within two hours of serving. Over time, moisture can cause the colors to run.

  2. Dry the mold with a clean paper towel.

  3. Mix equal amounts of red and blue food colors in a a small bowl.

  4. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture, and carefully dab the color onto the hair, beard, sideburns, mustache, head, and eye brows.

  5. Use the raised pattern of the hair as a guide for helping you to place the color on the face and head.

  6. Cover the mold with a plastic food wrap and return the mold to the refrigerator until you are ready to put it on display and serve it.

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