Finger Jello fits any occasion!

Posted on May 19, 2007 
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I saw layered finger jello on misssteph101′s site awhile ago, so I asked her for the recipe. We have our school program/picnic today, and I made it for that. It’s fun and easy and very pretty! Thanks Steph!

Layered Finger Jello

Printable recipe

For each colored layer:
1 3 oz pkg of jello
1 pack (or Tbsp) unflavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water

For the white layer:
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
4 packs (or 4 Tbsp) unflavored gelatin
2 cups boiling water

Mix each layer separately in containers. Let stand till room temperature, stirring occasionally.
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Put 1st color in. Put in fridge until firm.
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Put a third of the white layer in next. Refrigerate until firm.
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Repeat layers until done.
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jello9 When all mixtures are at room temp, it takes about 7 minutes till it’s firm enough to put the next layer on. As you can see below, I didn’t let the green get quite hard enough before putting the white on, or the white was still too warm, or both.
Mix and match and have fun!
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Diabetic?… To make a sugar-free version, use sugar-free jello for the colored layers. For the white layer, use evaporated milk and 6 packets (or however sweet you want it) of Equal or other sweetener instead of the sweetened condensed milk.

This jello can be so fun! Use it for any occassion…

13jellovalentines.jpg Valentine’s Day: red and white. You can even cut it out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

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–St. Patrick’s Day… green and white.
–4th of July… red, white, and blue.
–Easter or Spring… pastels (4 colors of jello, and instead of having a white layer, mix 1/4 of the white part with each color, making them a more pastel color).
–School colors… if your school has colors.
–Or to make it more colorful, you can make 2 pans and make sure that the top and bottom colors are all different, then have some flipped over so all 4 colors show. Like this:
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Comments

10 Responses to “Finger Jello fits any occasion!”

  1. lalaine on May 26th, 2008 11:39 am

    Your recipe shows it takes only a bit of creativity to turn regular things such as jello into something spectacular! I will be experimenting with this soon!

  2. Lakshmi on June 18th, 2008 3:07 pm

    Hi Kay, this is a wonderful recipe. I am planning to make it for a party at my son’s school too. One question – do I need to have a white layer between 2 color layers. Have you tried that? If not, I will try it regardless, and let you know how it goes…

  3. Kay on June 18th, 2008 3:31 pm

    Lakshmi, you don’t have to have that white layer in there. It is just for contrasting looks and some people prefer the taste with that layer included. I hope the jello is a hit! :) Yeah, let me know how it turns out!

  4. lorie on January 1st, 2011 3:20 pm

    Hi Kay, your recipe is great. A co-worker of mine brought these in and I loved them. Every time I asked her for the recipe she could never remember the ingredients. I searched on the internet and found your recipe. I made it and turned out great.

  5. STACY J on February 11th, 2011 11:35 pm

    OH MAN IT WAS SO GOOD BUT HOW DO U GET IT NOT TO MIX TOGETHER LOL I DID SOME TONIHGT AND THE EDGE OF MY PAN WASNT AS PERTY AS YOURS…. BUT THE JELLOW IN THE INSIDE LOOKED AWSOME … I WANA TRY TO DO THICKER LAYERS AND ADD SOME FRUITS TO IT LIKE PINAPLE AND SOME NUTS MAYBE,,,

  6. Jeannie Hilbers on December 17th, 2013 7:09 pm

    How long can the finished product be stored in the refrigerator? Thank you.

  7. Kay on December 17th, 2013 11:52 pm

    Jeannie, if you keep it covered, it lasts awhile, not sure how long because I don’t think I’ve ever had it longer than 3 or 4 days before it got all eaten, and it was still great at that point. If it’s not covered, the edges get hard after about 2 days.

  8. Janice Stiller on November 6th, 2014 6:11 am

    love the red, green n white for christmas…..so you put the white down first, then add red n white n green n white n red again??????? how many pkgs for the christmas one

  9. Kay on November 6th, 2014 8:55 am

    Janice, the recipe for the white layer makes 3 layers, so I usually do 4 colored layers to sandwich the white inside. For the Christmas jello, I do 2 boxes of red and 2 boxes of green… red white green white red white green. And then when you put them out on a plate, flip some so the green is on top and some so the red is… you can get a festive look that way from only one pan of jello. Hope that helps! This jello is always a hit! So yes, please make it! :)

  10. Janice StillerT on November 7th, 2014 7:02 am

    Thank you!! YOUR AWESOME! have a great Day!

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