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Bring Something Fancy… like Jello!

Christmas2006072.jpgYou know you’ll be attending a very kid friendly event when the hostess asks you to bring something fancy, and by fancy she means jello. My college roommate, Mikki, invited us over to their house in Lee’s Summit to watch the K-State/Rutgers bowl game last night. When I spoke with her earlier in the week, I asked her what I could bring. She said “How about if you bring a jello salad or something like that. Oh wait… I know! Why don’t you bring something fancy, like Jello Jigglers.” There you have it… the essential fancy food of kids everywhere…those tasty Jello Jigglers. That’s my kind of fancy… easy to make, inexpensive, and jiggly.

For those of you with kids who don’t know how to make this oh-so-fancy treat, here it is:

Jell-o Jigglers

time to make 3¼ hours 5 min prep
4 (85 g) boxes Jello gelatin
2 1/2 cups boiling water (do not add cold water)
cooking spray
  1. Stir boiling water into gelatin.
  2. (Can be done right in the pan.) Dissolve completely.
  3. (Very Important!) Lightly spray a 13 x9 inch pan with cooking spray Pour mixture into pan Chill at least 3 hours.
  4. Jigglers should be firm after 1 hour.
  5. To cut Jigglers dip bottom of pan in warm water for 15 seconds to loosen the gelatin.
  6. Cut shapes with cookie cutters all the way through the gelatin.
  7. Lift from the pan with index finger or metal spatula.
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Comments

  1. Kristen, I love the idea of cutting jello into these cute formats!

    I should make some of this for my 13-year-old sister and her friends. It would make me ever more popular!! :D

  2. Wow, I haven’t had Jigglers in forever.

  3. Patricia – Give it a try… the are pretty popular among the young folk :)

    Peabody – you must not get invited to fancy schmancy parties like we do ;) lol!

  4. I am going to an all appetizer Christmas party and am thinking of taking jello jigglers, does this sound ok or should I concentrate on another type of appetizer?

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