Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer 2012 (Day 6) Jello Jigglers (Recipe)

As I mentioned in my first Summer 2012 post, not every blog will be fascinating or show us doing/attending some sort of spectacular event.

Tuesday, this week, was quiet after the long holiday weekend, but not without a bit of food fun.

For the first time, I made Jello-O Jigglers with the kids.  We used cookie cutters to cut out star shapes.  

Mary likes them. Ben, not so much.  But the biggest fan...

...LUKE!  He can not get enough of this firm, jiggly treat.

He practically ate the whole pan!

We created red and blue Jell-O Jigglers using strawberry and berry blue flavors, but it seems that there has been quite the assortment of flavors of the past 100+ years...

...some hits...some, not so much!

Mixed Vegetable flavor Jell-O...anyone?   Anyone?

I like our flavor choices much better, thank you!

A Few Fun Facts about Jell-O

 Jello got off to a rocky start in 1845, but in 1904, with the distribution of samples and recipes coupled with a 3-inch ad featured in The Ladies Home Journal, this delightfully "light" dessert took off!

The first four flavors of Jell-O were orange, lemon, strawberry, and raspberry.  

Lime flavor was introduced in 1930.

Jell-O..."America's Most Famous Dessert"

Bill Cosby has been a spokesperson for Jell-O since 1974.

To learn more about the history of Jell-O go here.

Jello Jigglers Recipe

2-1/2  cups boiling water (Do not add cold water.)
2 pkg. (6.oz serving size) or 4 pkg. (3 oz. serving size)  JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor
STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 3 min. until completely dissolved. Pour into 13x9-inch pan. 
REFRIGERATE at least 3 hours or until firm. 
DIP bottom of pan in warm water 15 sec. Cut into 24 decorative shapes using 2-inch cookie cutters, being careful to cut all the way through gelatin to bottom of pan. Lift JIGGLERS® from pan. Reserve scraps for snacking. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator. 


  1. We love Jello! I may have to whip up a batch now:). I love the history behind it, too.


  2. I heard Jello was made from horse hooves, and even if it's not true, I find it hard to eat now. Sad. I loved jigglers as a kid!!!


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