Thursday, February 4, 2016

Layered Valentine's Jello

If there is one thing my kids get excited for each holiday, it is layered Jello. This fun and easy to make Jello looks impressive and my kids LOVE separating each layer and eating it. It is delicious and while it does take a little bit of time because each layer needs to set up, it couldn't be easier to make.

You will need:

  • A large tub of sour cream
  • 3 small boxes of red Jello, you can do all one flavor or different flavors of red
  • whipped cream

Dissolve your first box of Jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Separate the Jello in half, into two bowls. Add two tablespoons of cold water to one and then put that bowl of Jello that you added the water to, into a clear 8x8 pan. Place the pan flat in the fridge and allow to set for 30 minutes.

After 20 minutes, add 1/3 of a cup of sour cream to the other bowl of Jello that has been sitting on your counter. Mix until well combined. I use a whisk to get it really well mixed. After the 30 minutes have passed and the Jello in the fridge has set up, pull the pan of Jello out and pout the bowl of Jello with the sour cream in it over top the set Jello. Place back in the fridge for 30 minutes. 

Repeat until you have all 6 layers. When you have all of your layers, add a dollop of whipped cream on top of each slice. You can make it with as many or as few layers as you want. I think it looks best with 6-10 layers. Make sure the pan is as flat as possible when you put it in the fridge so your layers don't end up crooked. 

This Jello recipe does take a few hours to put together, but I just do it on a day I plan to be home and then it is pretty darn simple! 

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