|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 18g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 18g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||4%|
|*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.|
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.
Gather the ingredients.
Combine 1 cup of boiling water with 1 package of cherry Jell-O and 1 package of unflavored gelatin. Whisk together until dissolved.
Pour into baking dish and place in refrigerator for 1 hour or until Jell-O is firm. Wash and dry whisk and bowl.
Once red layer is firm, combine 1 packet of unflavored gelatin with 1 cup boiling water in mixing bowl, whisking until dissolved.
Add 1/2 of one of the cans of condensed milk and stir until combined.
Pour milk mixture into measuring cup with spout and set in refrigerator for 5 minutes to cool.
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.
Next, combine 1 cup of boiling water with package of blueberry Jell-O and 1 package of unflavored gelatin. Whisk together until dissolved.
Place hot Jell-O into the measuring cup and cool in fridge for a few minutes.
Once cool, pour on top of other layers.
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.
Remove carefully from the baking dish with a small, metal spatula and serve them cold or at room temperature.
- 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.