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A Christmasy spin on the classic “Finger Jello” recipe. Cut it into squares and eat it with your fingers!
First: Get organized! Having a tea kettle full of water helps, as does having at least two or three mixing bowls and a couple of glass measuring cups. This moves faster if you have all the equipment ready!
Second: Spray a 9 x 13 inch Pyrex with cooking spray, then give it a gentle wipe with a paper towel to remove the excess.
COLORED JELLO LAYERS:
One layer at a time, mix 1 envelope Knox gelatin with 1/4 cup cold water in a small mixing bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water, followed by 1 box of either red or green jello. Stir gently to combine so bubbles won’t form. Pour into pan. Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, or until set. In between each colored layer, pour a creamy layer.
CREAMY WHITE LAYERS:
***NOTE: The following mixture is enough for just under three creamy layers. You’ll need two batches before the whole thing’s done.
In a small glass measuring cup, measure 1/2 cup cold water. Stir in 2 envelopes of plain jello and stir to dissolve. Pour sweetened condensed milk into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of boiling water. Pour dissolved gelatin mixture into the condensed milk mixture, then add another 1/2 cup of boiling water.
Once you’ve used all of the creamy mixture, repeat the method below to make another batch.
Begin by pouring either a red layer in the bottom of the pan. Stick the pan in the fridge for 10-15 minutes until it’s set. While it’s setting, mix up the first batch of the creamy mixture.
Remove the pan from the fridge and pour in a little more than 1/3 of the creamy mixture (or enough to coat the first colored layer.) Stick the pan in the fridge for 10-15 minutes until it’s set. While it’s setting, mix up the next colored layer.
Repeat the colored layer process with a green layer, followed by another creamy layer. When you’re finished, you should have, beginning from the bottom:
Note that you’ll need to mix up the second batch of the creamy layer midway through the process to make sure you have enough for the middle layer. For the colored layers, just mix them right before you need them (when the previous layer is chilling in the fridge).
When all the layers are in the pan, chill for a good 2 hours to totally set everything. Cut into small squares and serve ‘em as snacks!
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Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!