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!

 

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!
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.

Marshmallows
Dec 19th, 2011 by Eunice

Here is a yummy twist for homemade marshmallows. A few posts ago I dipped them in chocolate, this time I dipped them in crushed marshmallows.  They are so good in hot cocoa!

Homemade Marshmallows

3 envelopes unflavored gelatin

1/2 C. Cold water

2 C. sugar

2/3 C. light corn syrup

1/4 C. water

1/4 t. salt

1 T. vanilla extract

Candy canes (optional)

powdered sugar for dredging

Line 9×13-inch pan with plastic wrap and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.

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

Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 C. water in a small saucepan.  Bring mixture to a rapid boil and boil hard 1 min.  Pour boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on mixer, using the wire attachment.  Mix on high speed.  Add salt and beat 12 min.  After 12 min, add vanilla or mint extract. and beat to incorporate.

Spray a rubber spatula with cooking spray, be careful the mixture might be quite hot.  Scrape the mixture into prepared pan.  Cover the pan with a piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray and softly press onto the top of the marshmallow mixture, creating a seal.  Let the mixture cool and set for several hours or overnight.

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.  Store in an airtight container.

If you want to coat the marshmallows with candy canes.  Crush candy canes into small bits.  Mix 1/2 C. powdered sugar with enough water to make a glaze.  Dip marshmallows in the glaze and then in the candy and set on wax paper to dry.

Now go have some marshmallow joy!

Sugar-Free Fruit Juice Snacks
Aug 14th, 2011 by Jello Girl

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Sugar-Free Fruit Juice Snacks

3 packets of unflavored gelatin

1 cup fruit juice- any flavor (We used 1/2 pineapple juice which gave it a nice sweet flavor and 1/2 cup unsweetened grape juice to give the snacks some color!)

1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

1/4 cup fructose, or to taste (This is optional and amount will depend on tartness of juice that you use)

Molds (We suggest using very small molds.  If they are bigger, it is just too much chewiness in one bite!)

Pour juice and lemon juice into a small pan.  Sprinkle gelatin over juice and let set for a minute.  Add fructose and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.

Fill molds (I suggest using a small syringe to do this.)  You can also pour gelatin into a pan.  With your fingers pull to break suction against one side of pan.  Pull side up and lift onto cutting board to slice or dice.  (Snakes work best if they are sliced thin.)

Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until well set.

They should easily unmold- just give a little push with your finger.  For variety, you can toss them in citric acid for a sour punch of flavor!

Now Go Do Right Thing and Make These Today!

Chocolate dipped homemade marshmallows
Jul 21st, 2011 by Eunice

Eunice here and I am here to declare that I am becoming a marshmallow snob.  After all, I am known for my scrumptious Jello flavored marshmallows.  Even so, the first time I attempted these vanilla marshmallows I thought it would also be the last.  They were a hot goopy mess; but they were so yummy I haven’t been able to get them off my mind.   So I have decided that they are worth it.  They taste so much better store bought marshmallows.  One day I was thinking how I could make the marshmallows even better and I thought, chocolate makes almost anything better.  (I have eaten chocolate covered bacon and bacon fudge)  So I dipped some marshmallows in chocolate and I was right!

Homemade Marshmallows

3 envelopes unflavored gelatin

1/2 C. Cold water

2 C. sugar

2/3 C. light corn syrup

1/4 C. water

1/4 t. salt

1 T. vanilla extract

powdered sugar for dredging

Line 9×13-inch pan with wax paper and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.

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

Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 C. water in a small saucepan.  Bring mixture to a rapid boil and boil hard 1 min or if you have a thermometer boil until it gets to 250 degrees.  Pour boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on mixer, using the wire attachment.  Mix on high speed.  Add salt and beat 12 min.  After 12 min, add vanilla, and beat to incorporate.

*I found that if I boil it until it gets to 250 degrees the mixture is more stable and less sticky when it comes to cutting them.

Spray a rubber spatula with cooking spray, be careful the mixture might be quite hot.  Scrape the mixture into prepared pan.  Cover the pan with a piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray and softly press onto the top of the marshmallow mixture, creating a seal.  Let the mixture cool on the counter to set for a few hours or over night.

*The sprayed plastic is the easiest way that I have found to spread the mixture evenly into the pan

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.  Store in an airtight container.

At this point if you want to dip them in chocolate.  I have found that the easiest way to do this for me is to melt chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave.  Then I don’t have to worry about moisture getting in the chocolate from a double boiler.

Now Go Do the Right Thing and Have Some Joy with Gelatin!

Happy Maewyn Succat’s Day!
Mar 17th, 2011 by Jello Girl

Here is some important information you might need today; well, who knows you just might…
#1  Did you know that St. Patrick wasn’t named Patrick at all, his real name was Maewyn Succat.
#2  In St. Patrick’s time green wasn’t the national color.  Green didn’t become popular until the 19th century.
#3  St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish.  He was born in Scotland to an Italian father and Scottish Mother.
#4  Muckanaghederdauhaulia, Ci, Gakwaty, is the longest town name in Ireland.
#5  In early Irish days, the clergy condemned fiddling and bag piping, reducing the players to become beggars.
#6  Why shouldn’t you iron a four leaf clover?  You don’t want to press your luck!
#7  St. Patrick’s Day is just not the same with out some green jello!

Creamy Green Jello Salad

1 cup water

1 small pkg. green jello

1 cup canned pineapple, drained

1 (8oz.) pkg cream cheese

Dissolve jello in boiling water.  Combine jello, pineapple and cream cheese in blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into 9×13 pan.  Refrigerate until firm.

We Always Eat Lucky Charms For Breakfast On St. Patrick's Day: My Kids Think They Are Magically Delicious, But I Am With the Chicken.

Now Go Make Some Green Jello and Have a Happy Maewyn Succat’s Day!

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