Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Fun: Stained Glass Jello

I know it's not Tuesday, but I'm pretty sure everybody will be quite busy tomorrow  morning with Christmas {just a guess}.....
and I wanted to post this super easy and pretty addition to your Christmas feast just in case you were still looking for something like that!

I know jello isn't the healthiest thing in the world, but it is tasty, and it brings lots of fun memories with it!

This recipe is also a plus for those of us who live where it is impossible to get Cool Whip or cream cheese, because unlike most jello salads, it doesn't use either one!

This recipe does take a little time in the fridge, so if you want it for tomorrow, get right on it!

Another plus? You can customize this treat to whatever holiday you are celebrating.....
red and green jello in a bundt pan looks like a wreath!
all red jello for Valentines Day!
green and yellow jello for St. Patrick's Day!
red and blue and cut into star shapes for 4th of July!
Plus, you can use up those little packets of jello that always seem to come in care packages!
{Just don't use any older than 1995.....not that I've ever received anything like that!}

Stained Glass Jello

4 reg. boxes jello (colors of your choosing)
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

Dissolve each box of jello with one cup hot water in separate containers (shallow is better).
Chill until firm.
Cut jello into small blocks (or use small cookie cutters) and arrange in 9x13 pan (or pan of your choice).
In separate bowl, dissolve plain gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water.
Add dissolved gelatin to 1 3/4 cup hot water and sweetened condensed milk.
Let cool.
Poor cooled milk mix over jello and chill overnight.

Have a lovely Christmas!

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