The Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics are today, and our tweens are getting into the Team U.S.A. spirit by making confetti Jell-O stars. This treat is SO EASY and a great recipe to make on a snow day (which here in Washington is going on now for our 5th straight day - can we say "cabin fever"?).
Basically, all one needs is:
- One box of red Jell-O
- One box of blue Jell-O
- One can of sweetened condensed milk, and
- Two packets of unflavored gelatin (Knox is the brand I've seen most; we also use this for making homemade marshmallows)
- Two 8' square pans (disposable foil brownie or loaf pans work great for this)
- One 9"x13" pan
- Dissolve each of the boxes of Jell-O in one cup of boiling water and pour them into the 8" square pans; chill for about 3 hours
- After the red and blue Jell-O's have set, cut them up into small pieces (any shape or size, really) and scatter them in the 9"x13" pan. Chill the entire pan.
- In a separate mixing bowl, soften the unflavored gelatin packets with a half cup of cold water. Then pour in one and a half cups of boiling water and stir until dissolved. Then mix in the can of condensed milk. When this mixture has cooled, pour it over the red and blue Jell-O cubes in the large pan.
- Chill the entire pan until set (about 3 hours), and cut into squares or into shapes using cookie cutters.
Go Team U.S.A.!
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