I don’t even really like Jell-O. In fact, I despise plain gelatin even more since I made a whole lot of homemade marshmallows as gifts for the holidays a year or two ago and had to smell it in large batches – BLECH! But this post made me want to do something fun and the results were worthwhile — “Mom, this is the greatest snack you ever made in the whole, whole world!” Fair enough, worth making! So when I started taking pictures, she asked why and I told her I wanted to share it on the blog in case someone else needed an idea for their kids or family for the 4th of July. Her response? “Mom, that’s the best idea! Sooooo many kids would love it!”
So there you go – it needed to be shared, sloppy layers and all. For the record – follow the directions! My sloppy layers are a direct result of not letting the liquids cool enough and set enough before adding the next layer. When the too-hot blue hit the not-quite-set white, it made it all crooked. Look how those layers on top are – all nice and even and straight! Live and learn, kids don’t care. And try this – it was fun. I halved the recipe and made it in a pie pan since I knew my husband and I probably wouldn’t eat it and it worked out well. Recipe/Instructions here!