JELL-O Firecrackers

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with red, white, and blue Jell-o firecrackers? This easy recipe gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create this tasty patriotic treat. 

What you need
1-1/3 cups water
1 pkg. JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 pkg. JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin
1 env. KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
1 cup milk
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
20 maraschino cherries

Add 2/3 cup boiling water to berry gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Repeat with cherry gelatin mix. Cool.
Meanwhile, sprinkle unflavored gelatine over 1/4 cup milk in medium bowl; let stand 5 min. Bring remaining milk to boil in saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Add to plain gelatine mixture; stir until gelatine is completely dissolved. Cool 10 min.
Spoon berry gelatin into 20 (1-oz.) plastic shot glasses sprayed lightly with cooking spray, adding about 2 tsp. to each. Refrigerate 15 min. or until set but not firm.
Top with unflavored gelatine mixture, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 10 min. Insert cherry, stem end up, into white gelatine layer in each cup. Refrigerate 2 min.
Cover with cherry gelatin, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Remove from cups before serving.


Be sure to check out Jello-O’s limited time only Jigglers Mold Kit.

Available at local Walmarts. The kit includes a flag & star mold tray along with 2 boxes of blue and red gelatin dessert mixes. With this kit, you’re all set and jell-o ready for the fourth of July!

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