Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Jello

I'm pretty much in love with how adorable this Jello is.  My whole family oooed and ahhhed over it.  It was like a magic trick or something, the way they all asked, "How did you do that?"  It was actually pretty simple and it was delicious.  My family of four polished off the whole pan.  My husband said it tasted like Christmas...

Christmas Jello

1 lg box red Jello brand Jello
1 lg box green Jello brand Jello
2 pkt unflavored gelatin
1 can sweetened condensed milk
hot water

Mix the red Jello powder with 2 cups of hot water and stir until dissolved.  Pour into a loaf pan or similar size pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Do the same with the green Jello into a separate prepared loaf pan.  Refrigerate both until firm.

After red and green Jellos are firm, mix the 2 packets of unflavored gelatin with 2 cups of hot water and stir until dissolved.  Add the can of sweetened condensed milk and stir well.  Let cool at least 15 minutes.  You can place in the fridge if desired.

While the white mixture is cooling, line a 9x13 or similar size pan with plastic wrap and spray with cooking spray.  Cut the red and green finished Jellos into cubes and place evenly into the prepared pan.  Once the white mixture has cooled enough that it won't melt the cubes, pour evenly over the red and green.  Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

To serve, lift the whole Jello out of the pan using the plastic wrap.  Cut into squares.  You can do large squares or you can cut small bite size squares.  It's delicious with or without whipped cream on top!

My kids are spending the first half of Christmas break with their dad this year, so I decided to do a red and green dinner the night before they left.  I'm dying sick (I think I get sick every year around this time) so it needed to be simple!  Meatball subs, Caesar salad and this delicious Jello were the red and green menu!  Festive but totally easy!  The Jello was made the night before, and everything else whipped together quickly! Yay for fun December dinners!

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