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American Pie

June 29, 2012

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!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2012 9:59 pm

    I had no idea that there were people out there who didn’t like Jello! Hehehehe, it came out super cute and it touched my heart how much your little ones loved it.

  2. Molly permalink
    July 27, 2012 7:43 pm

    We made this today for the Opening Cermonies of the Olympics. Sooo much fun! I took your advice and made sure they were very set before I added the next layer. Very cute!

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