Jello Hearts

Wiggly jiggly heart-shaped finger-jello is a fun Valentine’s day treat for kids of all ages.

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups water
1 package (6 ounce) or 2 packages (3 ounce) Jello

Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup cold water. Set aside. I saucepan, bring 1 cup water to boil and add jell-o. Bring to a boil again, then remove from heat. Add gelatin mixture. Stir and add 1/2 cup cold water. Pour into lightly greased pan and refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours). Cut with a heart cookie-cutter.

**note: you can use fruit-juice instead of jello. Combine 3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin with a 12-ounce can of frozen juice concentrate and 12 ounces of water. Soften the gelatin in the thawed juice and bring water to boil. Add the juice-and-gelatin mixture to boiling water and stir until gelatin disolves. If the juice needs extra sweetening, add it here. Follow directions for chilling as above.

My kids couldn’t get enough of these things! I made them for Cole’s preschool party and he liked them so much he asked if I could make more to bring to daycare too. He was so excited carrying them into daycare this morning. He just kept shouting ‘jello!’ to everyone. I used jello packages for a treat but I’m going to have to try the juice ones for a snack sometime soon. You can just cut these into squares if it’s not a special occasion. Finger jello is fun anytime!

-Recipe from ‘Feed me, I’m Yours’

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