Christmas Jello Stars
These were so much fun to make. The flavors worked really well together and it looked incredibly festive on the platter. They were gone within minutes at a church potluck dinner. Be prepared, though. It takes a little over 2 hours of regular (20 to 25-minute intervals) working with it.
2 2-ounce package green Jello
1 2-ounce package red Jello
1 2-ounce package yellow Jello
6 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
5¾ cups boiling water (used separately over stretches of time)
¼ cup cold water
small glass or ceramic bowls
small amount of oil and paper towel
Bring water to a boil
Using a small amount of oil on a paper towel, grease the inside of the pan.
Mix package of green Jello and one envelope of unflavored gelatin. Add one cup boiling water. Stir about two minutes or until dissolved. Pour into the pan. Refrigerate until set, but not firm — about 20 minutes.
In a small bowl, sprinkle two envelopes of unflavored gelatin over ¼ cup cold water. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in ¾ cup boiling water.
In another bowl, mix condensed milk with one cup boiling water.
Add the gelatin mixture to the milk mixture and stir.
Pour 1 ¼ cup of the milk/gelatin mixture over the first layer and refrigerate until set, but not firm — about 25 minutes.
Mix the red Jello with one packet of unflavored gelatin and one cup boiling water. Stir about 2 minutes or until dissolved. Pour into the pan and refrigerate until set, but not firm — about 20 minutes.
Pour 1 ¼ cup of the milk/gelatin mixture into pan and refrigerate until set but not firm — about 25 minutes.
Mix the remaining package of green Jello with 1 package of unflavored gelatin and 1 cup boiling water. Stir 2 minutes or until dissolved. Pour into the pan and refrigerate until firm but not set — about 20 minutes.
Pour the remaining milk/gelatin mixture into the pan and refrigerate until set but not firm — about 25 minutes.
Mix the yellow Jello with 1 packet of unflavored gelatin and one cup boiling water. Stir 2 minutes or until dissolved. Pour into the pan and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
When it is fully set, cut into star shapes with a small cookie cutter.
Serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Depends on the size of the cutter. My instructions said to cut into 1-inch squares — that would yield 117 servings. I got about 20 stars and a whole bunch of scraps that my kids have been eating off of — and they love the scraps as much as the stars.
I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe. Did you make it? Did you enjoy it? Did you make any adjustments to it?
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