This recipe has been featured in a how-to post on The Recipe Girl blog: Red, White & Blue Finger Jello.
Yield: About 40 pieces
Prep Time: 30 minutes + chilling time
Red, White and Blue Finger Jello
Kids seem to love these little hand-held treats, and I have to admit... I think they're good too!
- 2 (3 ounce) boxes red jello gelatin
- 2 (3 ounce) boxes blue jello gelatin
- 4 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- boiling water & cold water
- In a medium bowl, mix one box of red jello with 1/2 envelope of unflavored gelatin. Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature and pour into a 9x13-inch glass pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Refrigerate for 15 minutes (make sure that your refrigerator is level, or your jello will come out uneven-looking).
- While first layer is setting, prepare white layer. In another bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup of boiling water. In a separate small bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup of cold water. Let stand a few minutes and then add 1/2 cup of boiling water to dissolve the gelatin. Add to the milk mixture and stir to combine. Cool to room temperature. Pour 1 cup of this milk mixture over the first layer of red jello. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- While white layer is setting, prepare blue layer. In a medium bowl, mix one box of blue jello with 1/2 envelope of unflavored gelatin. Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature and pour on top of white layer. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Repeat with red layer (using 2nd box of jello + 1/2 envelope gelatin + 1 cup boiling water), another cup of of the white layer and then finishing with a blue layer (2nd box of blue jello + 1/2 envelope gelatin + 1 cup boiling water) on top- remember to cool to room temperature before adding each layer. Refrigerate for 15 minutes after adding each layer.
- Let jello set before cutting. Use a sharp knife to cut, and then use a metal spatula to slide underneath the jello and scoop out jello squares.
- Alternately, you can just refrigerate just three layers as shown in the photo above.
- For a festive 4th of July look, use a star cookie cutter to cut out a star-shape for the center of your platter. Place some jello squares red-side-up and some blue-side-up.
- For testing purposes, I used Strawberry & Berry-Blue flavored Jell-O. Sometimes you can find Pina Colada flavored jello (which is white), and you could opt to use that as your white layer. The milk layer though is yummy & the kids seem to like it mixed with the jello layers. My photo above shows just three thick layers- rather than alternating to make 6 layers.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from The Food Librarian)