This Jell-O recipe is… hands-down… the recipe that won me the title of the most well-liked Mom in my neighborhood. I say that “tongue-in-cheek,” of course. But kids love Jell-O, and if they can pick it up with their hands and eat it then that’s a bonus too. To put it over the top, it’s a festive and patriotic red, white, and blue!
Red, White and Blue Finger Jello
- 1 (6-oz) box Berry Blue Jell-O
- 1 (6-oz) box Strawberry Jell-O
- 4 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
- 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- boiling water and cold water
Spray a 9x13-inch pyrex pan with nonstick spray.
Make the blue layer: In a medium bowl, mix the blue Jell-O with 1 envelope of the unflavored gelatin. Add 2 cups boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature and pour into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until quite firm.
Make the white layer: In another bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup boiling water. In a separate small bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin over ½ cup cold water. Let stand for a few minutes and then add ½ cup boiling water to dissolve the gelatin. Add to the milk mixture and stir to combine. Cool to room temperature. Pour the white layer over the firmed-up blue Jell-O layer. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until quite firm.
Make the red layer: In a medium bowl, mix the red Jello with 1 envelope of the unflavored gelatin. Add 2 cups boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature and pour over the firmed-up white layer. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
Slice into individual servings (small enough to hold in your hand), scoop out with a small spatula, and serve. For a more festive look, turn some of them upside-down so you have both red and blue showing on your serving platter.
*Be sure to let each layer come to room temperature before adding to the pan. Overly warm layers will melt the firmed-up layer, and you don’t want that to happen!
*Experiment with using different colors at other times of year (red and green for Christmas, green and yellow for St. Patrick’s Day, etc).
Makes 32 pieces.
About the Author
Lori Lange is a former elementary school teacher who founded RecipeGirl.com in 2006. The Recipe Girl Cookbook is in stores now; you can watch a trailer for it here. Her 11-year-old son Brooks has his own blog at RecipeBoy.com.