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Rainbow Layered Jello

Yes, America’s birthday is officially past, but I’m just getting around to posting these cute things.  Jello may typically be touted as kids’ food, but this layered jello is beloved even by the grown-ups.   I like to make rainbow layered jello almost every year, and my favorite color combo is the one I made this Independence Day:  red, white, and blue.  The colors pop and the flavor rocks!

Rainbow Layered Jello for 4th of July

The fun thing about this finger jello?  You can unleash the kid in you, and experiment with cookie cutters and all sorts of shapes.  I’m showing squares here, but circles and stars are great too!

Rainbow Layered Jello – not just for kids!

See if you can resist the urge to pull apart the layers as you eat these Jello treats.

RECIPE (makes a 9×11 pan of jello yum)

2 (3oz) boxes strawberry or raspberry Jello
2 (30z) boxes blueberry Jello
1 box (4 packets) Knox gelatin
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
a kettle of boiling water

Dissolve two packets of Knox gelatin with two cups of boiling water in a bowl.  Mix with sweetened condensed milk.  Mix well, and set aside.  (Will be approx 3 cups)

Add 1/2 packet Knox gelatin to each box of Jello, in 4 separate bowls.  Add one cup of boiling water to each bowl of jello/Knox mixture and stir until well dissolved.

Spray a 13×9 pan with oil.  Carefully pour first colored jello bowl into pan.  Put in freezer, making sure pan is level, about 7-10 min.  for the first layer (until finger makes light print.)  Pour in 1 cup condensed milk mixture, and freeze for 7 min.  Continue layering and freezing for  7 min. each layer.  Don’t freeze too long between layers or it will not stay together.  If needed, microwave bowls of jello to keep from coagulation while you wait for each layer.

Have FUN!

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