Gelatin Pinwheels or Fruity Roll-Ups
February 15th, 2011 by Jello Girl

Homemade fruit roll-ups

Celebrate Jello Week with these yummy treats!  What kid could resist them?  So cute!  How fun would they be in a lunch box or for a holiday or party treat!  You can do them in any color for any theme:  red for Valentines, red and green for Christmas, orange for Halloween, green for St. Patricks, red and blue for 4th of July etc.

My kids were not in agreement as to the name of these treats.  On the Kraft website http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-marshmallow-pinwheels-51697.aspx they are called Gelatin Pinwheels, but some of my kids thought that fruity roll-ups sounded better.  Either way they are fun, easy and delicious!

Gelatin Pinwheel/ Fruity Roll-Ups

1 (3 oz.) pkg. jello

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Lightly spray an 8 or 9 inch pan square pan with non-stick cooking spray and make sure it is spread well.

Stir together water and jello powder in a glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute.   Remove bowl and stir well making sure jello is dissolved.  If necessary, return to microwave for 20 seconds or so to make sure jello is dissolved and stir again.

Add marshmallows and return to microwave for 20-40 seconds or until marshmallows have just begun to puff.  This is the key to a successful marshmallow layer!  If you over cook the marshmallows, they just dissolve and your roll-up will not have two distinct layers.

Whisk quickly until marshmallows are dissolved.

Pour quickly into prepared pan and chill in fridge for 45 minutes or until well set.  Creamy layer will float to the top.

Remove the pan from fridge.  At this point,  the jello should be very firm and easy to handle.  Gently pull one side away from pan and lift entire sheet onto counter.  Starting at one end, roll up tightly.  With seam side down, cut into 10-12 (1/2) inch slices.  We found it easiest to cut with a piece of thread or dental floss.  Just put the string around roll-up, cross and pull.

Yummy treat for kids
Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Now Go Spread Some Fruity Gelatin Pinwheel Joy!

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58 comments on “Gelatin Pinwheels or Fruity Roll-Ups

  1. Jello Girl on said:

    That is great! What a great “cousins” activity!

  2. Jello Girl on said:

    Yes, 1/2 cup is correct. It will be a different texture than jello; more like a gummy bear.

  3. Barb Travica on said:

    My arts and crafts kids will love these

  4. Jello Girl on said:

    Hope you enjoy!

  5. Jackie on said:

    This worked well but I couldn’t wrap it as tightly as pictured… Maybe I needed to leave it in longer??

  6. Jackie on said:

    Used sugar free for both no issues

  7. Jello Girl on said:

    So glad it worked for you!

  8. Jello Girl on said:

    Was it on the soft side? It should be firm- almost like a gummy bear. It takes a little practice to roll tight, but if it was on soft side, yes, leave it in longer. Good luck!

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