Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Layered Jello Shamrocks

If there is one thing my kids get excited for each holiday, it is layered Jello. With just a little bit of time, you can make Jello that is unique to the holiday. My kids LOVE separating each layer and eating it. 

You will need:

  • A large tub of sour cream
  • 2 small boxes of green Jello
  • whipped cream
  • Shamrock Cookie Cutter 


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. 
Make sure the pan is as flat as possible when you put it in the fridge so your layers don't end up crooked. 

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 4 layers. When you have all of your layers, take a shamrock cookie cutter and cut shamrocks out of the Jello.  Serve with a chocolate coin and maybe some whipped cream! 

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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21 comments:

Claire C. said...

Wow you did a great job with these. St. Pat's is one of my favorite holidays and I will HAVE to try these this year!

Charlotte TheMummyToolbox said...

haha these are so sweet!! I don't think I have seen block colour jelly before! this colour would also be great for halloween too!

ana de jesus said...

Ooh so cute I love your interpretation of ST Patrick's through food! Is Jello suitable for vegetarians? x

Amanda Love said...

Oh this is too cute and my daughter would just eat them all up. BTW for Ana who asked, yes Jello is perfectly fine for vegetarians. My daughter is a vegetarian who just loves her jello. :)

Fatima said...

This is too cute. I love how you've added the chocolate coins. It definitely adds spot of color.

Roxanne Ferber said...

Oh my ... these look too adorable not to try! I'll bet my kids will love to see this on St. Patty's Day!

Author TP Keane said...

these look fantastic, and I love the gold coins you added around the plate. My kids would love this.

Shelly @ Behind Blue Eyes said...

I love this idea and it is something that I could easily make with my 4 yr old. I have never heard of putting sour cream in jello before, but I am definitely going to try it out.

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

I just love this! I am going to make these how that I know how to & you could also alter these with different shapes for various holidays!

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

Very cute, I bet my boys would love these.

Heather Lawrence said...

Now those are super cute!
My kids are huge jello fans so this would be a hit with them that's for sure.

Karissa Ancell said...

These look like so much fun! So perfect for kids and the holiday.

Sarah said...

This looks so fun! I bet my little man would love it!

Kimberly Stroh said...

These are so cute! I would love to make these with my son!

Donna said...

I haven't had jello in like a million years! What a fun treat for st patrick's day!

Brittany Lockwood said...

What a fun idea for St. Patrick's Day! I would've never thought about doing this.

Southern Soul

Stacey D said...

We have a green potluck in my classroom for St. Patty's day and green jello always seems to sow up. I will be sharing this version with my students. Maybe one of them will bring it.

Rachel Teodoro said...

What a great treat idea for St. Patty's day! I know my kids would love them.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg! These are just wayyy too cute!!! My daughter would love these on st.pattys day! She's all about the jello :)

Made In a Day said...

These are great for the up holiday. Cute treat for kids. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned & Sharing on FB! Have a great week!
Kim

Heather Robbins said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday!

 
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