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Jello flavored Marshmallows *Updated Recipe*
Jul 17th, 2013 by Eunice

And the winners are…

Jello Girl and I, Eunice, recently heard about a Jello recipe contest put on by LDS  Living magazine.  Of course being Jello heroins we HAD to submit some recipes and I won 3rd place, WooHoo!  This is the recipe that I entered….

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(Photo by Jennifer Bacher, photo is property of LDS Living, not to be reprinted or used)

Jello Flavored Marshmallows

1- 3oz package jello (any flavor)

2- envelopes unflavored gelatin

1/2 C.  Cold water

1 2/3 C. Sugar

2/3 C. light corn syrup

1/4 C. water

1/4 t. salt

Powdered Sugar

Line a 9×13 pan with plastic wrap and spray with non-stick spray

In bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 C. cold water.  Let soften for about 10 min.

Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 C. water in a small saucepan, bring mixture to a rapid boil and let it boil for 2 min. or if you have a candy thermometer boil until it reaches 245-250 degrees.  Remove pan from heat and stir in flavored jello.   Pour hot syrup mixture onto gelatin mixture.  Using the whisk attachment, beat on high speed.  Add salt and beat for 12 min.

Spray a rubber spatula with non-stick spray and pour into prepared pan using the rubber spatula.  Gently press some plastic wrap, sprayed with non-stick spray onto the top of the marshmallows to level marshmallow mixture out and to create a seal. Let mixture sit several hours or over night until cooled and set.

Lightly dust counter with powdered sugar and dump the marshmallows out.  Cut into pieces and dredge in powdered sugar.  I have found that scissors work the best for cutting the marshmallows, if you just want to make square marshmallows or dip a cookie cutter in powdered sugar and cut into shapes.  You may have to wash the cookie cutter every so often, when it gets too sticky.  Store in an airtight container. 12

* My favorite flavors have been strawberry, peach and mango.

They do turn out with a little bit of a crunch from the sugar not dissolving all the way.  I like it, it reminds me of those popular sugar coated bird and bunny shaped marshmallows.   I have tried soaking the flavored jello with the unflavored gelatin and got the same results and I tried adding it in with the sugar and corn syrup to boil and gelatin or sugar in the jello burns.  Adding it and stirring before you add it to the soaked gelatin worked out the best for me.

Quite some time ago I posted a recipe that I found, for jello flavored marshmallows.  The first few times that I made them they worked out and were light and fluffy and yummy.  Then I tried making them for some kind of event and they were just a goopy mess.  I tried several other times to figure out why they didn’t work that time.  Sometimes they would work sometimes they wouldn’t.  It was a mystery to me, so I set out to figure out a recipe that  would work consistently.  This recipe is what I came up with.

Now go and have some Jello marshmallow joy!

*Jello Girl won 2nd place and she was a runner up with another recipe,  stay tuned for the recipes that she entered!

 

 

Happy 4th of July!
Jul 4th, 2013 by Eunice

What is more American than jello and rice krispie treats?  How about Jello flavored rice krispie treats…

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This is what I came up with for our 4th of July Celebration. The red layer is cherry flavored (raspberry would work for red too), the middle is a regular recipe and the blue layer is the blue berry Jello flavor (I only had half a box left, so the color is not as dark as it should be.)

 Jello Rice Krispie treats

4 T. Butter

1- 10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispie cereal

1- 3 oz package of Jello (any flavor)

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted, add in dry jello mix and stir until mixed together.  Remove from heat.

2. Add rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

*For the red, white and blue treats.  I used a pyrex cake pan that is the size bigger than a 9×13.  (I think it’s 10×14)  I made 3 regular size batches of rice krispies and just put the different flavors in layers.  I made the red first, I put it in the bottom of the pan then the regular recipe without jello and then the blue jello layer.  When they were cooled and set I turned the pan over and dumped it out onto a cutting board before I cut it.

If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe for your 4th of July celebration, you should give this one a try!

Now go and have some patriotic Jello joy!

 

We have a winner!
Feb 21st, 2013 by Eunice

The winner of our first jello week jello contest is Tami Utley for her gelatin bubbles! Congratulations Tami!

Jello week Jello contest
Feb 15th, 2013 by Eunice

*Voting for jiggling Jello posts is now closed.  You can still comment on your favorite though, we love to get comments!

We have decided to celebrate Jello Week by posting top Jiggling Jello posts from around the web!  We found these fabulous Jello blog posts and have let the bloggers/jello masters know that they have been selected for our contest.  Vote for your favorite in a comment on this post or on our facebook page and the winner will receive a grand Jello prize!

Now for our contestants….

Great tutorial for Gelatin Bubbles from…  These go on our must make list from, Tami Utley sugar art.

A beautiful key lime pie from, Bonzai beadwear.

These look positively refreshing and delicious from, Yin Mom Yang Mom

So, so gross; but perfect for Halloween from, workmanfamily.

We love this candy-corn Jello.  Perfect for Thanksgiving! We also love that they are a mello-jello shot (non-alcoholic) From, Jelly shot test kitchen.

If you haven’t heard of strawberry pretzel Jello, you might want to check your pulse.  Recipes abound on the web.  Here is a different spin: a gluten free version from, feeding-a-bunch-a-munchkins.

Classic Broken Glass Jello from… I think I need to make this up for Mardi Gras with purple, yellow, blue, green.  Super job! Just Jen recipes

Seriously- Food Librarian, you are a Jello Master!  I thought this was soap.  Superb! The Food Librarian.

This is so elegant.  A romantic dessert for your sweetie on Valentines.  If you live in the U.S.A. you’ll have to convert this one from, La Mia Vita Dolce.

Here’s a Jello with love written all over it.  What a clever idea from, The hungry housewife.

Ice cream jello
Feb 14th, 2013 by Eunice

I know the clock is ticking and you might be thinking that you don’t have time to make any Jello for your Valentine, but you do!  Because you add ice cream to the Jello, it will set up faster.  If you don’t want to cut it into heart shapes, you can put it in a small bowl or individual containers like we did here, it only takes about an hour to set up.

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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream heart Jello

Ingredients:
*2 packages of red Jello
*1 package knox unflavored gelatin
*4 cups boiling water
*approx 1 qt (or less) vanilla ice cream
Directions:
*Mix everything together (both packages of jello, gelatin, and boiling water) until dissolved
*Add vanilla ice cream. Stir until dissolved.
*Pour into a 9×13 glass dish and let it set overnight in the fridge.
*Cut Jello with a heart (or any shape) cookie cutter, or just cut however you please :)
I got this recipe from creative food.
Now Go Have Some Jello Joy!
Valentine Jello Ideas
Feb 14th, 2013 by Eunice

If you are still looking for ideas on what to make your Valentine, here is a list of ideas that we have made in the past.  Just click on the link above the picture for the recipe.

*There is still time to vote for the Jello Week  Jello contest, vote now here:   Jello week contest

Sparkling Love Potion

Sparkling Jello

 

Valentine Cake Balls

Valentines Cake Balls

Valentine S’mores

Striping for Valentines

Striped Jello

Jelly “fruit” snacks

Red Hot Valentines

Celebrate Jello Week
Feb 11th, 2013 by Jello Girl

It’s finally here!  The week we have all been waiting for.  It’s almost as exciting as Christmas:  Yes, today is the first official day of Jello Week!

We have decided to celebrate by posting top Jiggling Jello posts from around the web starting tomorrow!  Check back and vote for your favorite by leaving a comment on our blog or face book page.  We will send a Jello Surprise to our winner.

Go and have some Jello Joy this week!  Let us know how you celebrate.

Raspberry Dessert
Feb 11th, 2013 by Eunice

Every year for my Birthday as long as I can remember, my mom has made me this delicious Raspberry Dessert.  My Birthday happens to be the day before Valentines.  But for people that don’t have their birthday so close to Valentines, this is a great dessert to make for your Valentine.  I usually would prefer something chocolate for dessert, but this really is non-chocolate perfection!

Raspberry Dessert

(This recipe makes two pans of dessert)

Cake:

2 C. Flour

1 ½ C. Sugar

3 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Salt

½ C. Butter (cut up)

1 C. Milk

2 Eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients together. Add cut-up butter and 2/3 cup milk. Beat 2 minutes at low speed. Add remaining milk, eggs and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes more. Pour batter into two greased 9×13 pans. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool.

Filling:

2- 8oz. Pkg. Cream cheese, softened.

2 envelopes dream whip, prepared. Add to cream cheese and beat.

2 C. powdered sugar. Beat into above mixture.

Spread on cake and let chill for 1 hour

Topping:

3 packages Danish dessert mix

1 package frozen raspberries. You can add more depending on how much you like raspberries.

Prepare according to pie filling directions on back of package. Add raspberries and cool, but don’t set. When cool, spread on top of cream cheese mixture. Chill until set-overnight is best.  (The above picture was not chilled so top is a more soft set)

*If you don’t know what Danish Dessert, and Dream whip are here are some pictures.  I usually find them in the jello section of the grocery store.



*For more jello Valentines ideas check out our other Valentines posts by clicking on the Valentines link in the sidebar on the left.

Now go and make some Raspberry Dessert for your Valentine and enjoy some Jello Joy!

Nifty Jello in a Can
Feb 10th, 2013 by Eunice

The other day I was browsing around on Pinterest and I came across this pin of a old Dole Pineapple advertisement.

My first thought was why haven’t I ever thought of this?  So I decided then and there that I must try it!  It really couldn’t be easier to make and my kids thought that it was the best Jello that I had ever made.  I credit that to the cool visual effect- kids dig it.  Recently I made 6 cans for a family dinner:  2 with blue Jello, 1 with orange Jello, 1 with lemon Jello, 1 with lime Jello and one with red Jello.  I liked the look of the green the best, but they all tasted good.  After all of that, we were snowed in and stuck with 6 cans of pineapple Jello.

Nifty Jello in a Can

Pour out liquid from a can of sliced pineapple and discard.

Dissolve a 3oz. box of lime Jello in 1 cup boiling water (you could also use the pineapple juice and water to equal 1 cup liquid)

Pour hot Jello water over pineapple rings in the can.

Chill until set.  Run hot water on the sides and bottom of can to loosen.  Then cut the bottom of the can and push the mold out.  Cut between pineapple slices and serve.

*Optional:  top a slice with an ice cream scoop of cottage cheese or a dollop of whipped cream.

*You could also do this with other canned fruit and flavors of Jello, but you would lose the nifty pineapple ring effect.

Now Go Can Some Jello and Have a Nifty Night!

Mellow Jello
Jan 11th, 2012 by Eunice

If you have read our blog before you know that Jello Girl and I don’t imbibe.  But with all the pretty jello shots out there on the internet, we felt left out.  Hence, we have decided to coin a new food term:  Mellow Jello. From here on out, these cute little alcohol-free jello bites will be known as Mellow Jello.  They are perfect as an appetizer or on a dessert table.  They are more mellow than their jello shot counterpart- eat as many as you like- and the possibilities for cute creations are endless.  Plus I have a good reason to try something new and I am pretty happy about how they turned out.  A group of friends that live in my neighborhood get together once a month for our version of Iron Chef.  Every month we have a theme ingredient and we all make something using that ingredient.  We then get together to taste what everybody made and vote for winners.  We have 4 fabulous trophies, a gold, sliver, bronze and a trophy for best presentation.  The winners each month get to take the trophy home and display it for that month.  It’s a silly thing to do but those of us that attend have a great time. Plus it’s been a great way to get to know some of the women in the neighborhood.

Now go have some jello joy!

Tonight’s ingredient is grapefruit, so I adapted a recipe for a Paloma jelly shot.  Here is what I did…

Mellow Jello Grapefruit Bite

1 1/3 C. grapefruit soda

1 T. lime juice

2 envelopes Knox gelatin

2/3 C. grapefruit juice

1 T. sugar

Pour soda and lime juice into a small saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin.  Allow the gelatin to soak for a minute or two.  Heat over medium heat and add sugar until gelatin is dissolved, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Stir in the grapefruit juice.  Pour into a loaf pan or mold.  Put in the refrigerator to set for a few hours or over night.

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