Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Rainbow Jello

How fun is that?! My 3-year-old and I had a great time making these "striped Jell-O Jigglers" (that's what she calls them) for Valentine's. 

Wouldn't they be great for a kids party cut into hearts? 

Or in nice spring colors for Easter? 

Or green for St. Patricks? 

Or red, white and blue for the 4th? Oh, the possibilities.

Here's another presentation method.

Did I mention they taste yummy too? :) They are the perfect mix between fun and pretty.

 Want to make some? Here's the recipe:

Rainbow Jell-O
3 3-oz. pkgs cherry gelatin
3 .25 oz. packets unflavored gelatin, divided
½ c. plus 2 Tbsp. plain yogurt
1 ¼ c. white grape juice

1. For red layer: Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Add cherry gelatin and 1 packet unflavored gelatin; stir until dissolved. Remove from heat.
2. For pink layer: Transfer 2/3 cup red gelatin mixture to a bowl and whisk in yogurt.
3. For clear/white layer: Pour grape juice into a bowl. Sprinkle on remaining unflavored gelatin and let stand 5 minutes. Microwave on high about 1 minute, until gelatin has dissolved. You made also add some yogurt to a portion of this to make it opaque.
4. To assemble, pour 2/3 cup of red mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan (or use ramekins). Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Top with half of pink and white mixtures, refrigerating for 15 minutes after each addition. Repeat process with remaining gelatin, ending with red. Refrigerate until completely set, about 2 hours or overnight.
5. Dip bottom of the pan in hot water to loosen. You may need to use a spatula to loosen the sides. Invert onto a cutting board and slice into cubes or use cookie cutters.

Note: If at any time the gelatin becomes to solidified to pour, just microwave it for a few seconds.

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  1. These look really yummy! I have a little one too and she will LOVE to make this with me...thanks for sharing!

  2. That is really beautiful and delicious! Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving your comment. Looking forward to more yummy post from you...

  3. Looks so pretty, and I'm sure they taste delicious! We'll be making these for Valentine's for sure!!

    I'm your newest follower from Katie's blog hop - hope you will stop by & follow me back! : )

    Aimee @

  4. You have some really yummi ideas! I will be coming here often!

    Dora from Show Tell Share

  5. This looks like something my kids would absolutely love for V-Day! Also, thank you for stopping by my blog!

  6. Hi Jamie,
    What a great project to "make memories". This really is a very pretty dessert and looks like it would be very tasty. I am going to give it a try. Thank you so much for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you next week!

  7. My husband grew up eating these! His best friend's mom always did them in blues & greens for the boys. Love them in the Valentine's colors!

    Shelly at

  8. How fun are these?!?! Love it! Thanks so much for linking up:)

  9. My grandma makes rainbow jello for every family gathering. She uses sweet and condensed milk (I think) instead of yogurt. I will have to remember to use yogurt instead next time I make it. Looks delicious!

  10. That's such a neat idea. I'll bet you could update it for any holiday, doing greens and golds for St. Patrick's day... Lots of ideas spinning in my head. Thanks for your comment on my blog :)


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