Red, White, and Blue Jello Squares

Red, White, and Blue Jello Squares

The Spruce / Christine Ma

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill time: 7 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 36 servings
Yield: 36 bars
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
103 Calories
3g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 110mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Looking for an eye-catching 4th of July dessert for kids? Make red, white, and blue finger Jell-O bars.

Jell-O's bright colors make this treat pop out on any dessert table, and it's familiar flavor is sure to be a hit with children.

This Jello recipe is easy to make, but a bit time consuming because you must wait for each layer to set before adding the next. (To save time, make three layers instead of the seven layers you'll find instructions for here.) The effort is worth it, though, when you see the reaction to this patriotic treat.

Ingredients

  • 7 cups boiling water, divided

  • 2 (3-ounce) boxes cherry gelatin

  • 2 (3-ounce) boxes blueberry gelatin

  • 7 (0.25-ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin

  • 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk, divided

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Red, White, and Blue Jello Squares ingredients

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  2. Combine 1 cup of boiling water with 1 package of cherry Jell-O and 1 package of unflavored gelatin. Whisk together until dissolved.

    jell-o, gelatin and water in a bowl

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  3. Pour into baking dish and place in refrigerator for 1 hour or until Jell-O is firm. Wash and dry whisk and bowl.

    Pour jello into a baking dish

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  4. Once red layer is firm, combine 1 packet of unflavored gelatin with 1 cup boiling water in mixing bowl, whisking until dissolved.

    gelatin and water mixture in a bowl

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  5. Add 1/2 of one of the cans of condensed milk and stir until combined.

    condensed milk with gelatin mixture in a bowl

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  6. Pour milk mixture into measuring cup with spout and set in refrigerator for 5 minutes to cool.

    milk in a measuring cup

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  7. Remove baking dish and cup of milk mixture from refrigerator and gently pour milk mixture on top of red Jell-O layer. Place baking dish in refrigerator for another hour.

    milk on top of the red jello mixture in a baking dish

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  8. Next, combine 1 cup of boiling water with package of blueberry Jell-O and 1 package of unflavored gelatin. Whisk together until dissolved.

    blue jello mixture in a bowl

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  9. Place hot Jell-O into the measuring cup and cool in fridge for a few minutes.

    blue jello mixture in a measuring cup

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  10. Once cool, pour on top of other layers.

    red, white and blue jello layers in a baking dish

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  11. Continue repeating steps until you have the following layers, from bottom to top: red, white, blue, white, red, white, blue. (You will be left with an extra half can of condensed milk.) Once final layer is firm, slice Jell-O into bars or squares.

    red, white and blue jello sliced into pieces in a dish

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  12. Remove carefully from the baking dish with a small, metal spatula and serve them cold or at room temperature.

    Red, White, and Blue Jello Squares

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Tips

  • Make sure you wait until the Jell-O cools a bit in the fridge before you pour it over the other layers, as you don't want to pour hot liquid on top of another layer of Jell-O at any time during the process. Doing so will turn the white layer pink or light blue.
  • Each layer is made up of about 1 1/2 cups of liquid.