This fun little treat is for all the kiddos in your life. Or, for all the grown-ups who want to feel like a kid again. It's just a really fun, easy and tasty project. You can experiment with different flavors of Jell-O. We decided on Alex's two favorite, Strawberry and Berry Blue. Then we realized we were making some perfect treats for Independence Day.
A good idea would be to set it all up outside on a picnic table. And then just let the kids have at it. That way you aren't trying to sweep up Jell-O powder that always seems to make it's way into every tiny crevice of your kitchen. They are a little tangy from the Jell-O powder and sweet from the marshmallows. And definitely kid-friendly!
1 bag jumbo marshmallows
1-2 boxes of your favorite Jell-O flavors (strawberry & berry blue)
1 cup water
Alex decided he wanted some strawberry marshmallows too.
*Sometimes you can find toothpicks that are called fancy toothpicks. They are blunt on one end and only have one sharp point. You may want to get those if you are making these with younger children. Remember, always supervise those younguns when doing this so no one pokes an eye out while deciding to toothpick-swordfight.
First, put toothpicks in all the marshmallows. Just push it all the way down so it will stay in the marshmallow. And arrange them on a large plate or tray.
In a bowl, filled with water about 2 inches deep, dip your marshmallows all the way in.
Watch Alex's hands demonstrate the next few steps. Hee Hee. I love little fingers!
Lightly blot excess water off on a paper towel. You do this because you don't want that drippy water in the Jell-O powder or it will get all clumpy on ya. But the water will help the Jell-O stick to the marshmallow.
Then roll marshmallow in the powdered Jell-O.
It helps to put the powdered Jell-O on plates so there is lots of room to roll the sides and bottom of the marshmallows. Then stick them all back on a plate or tray and pop them in the fridge for about an hour.
They'll get all nice and cold and the outside forms a little crust to it. Then dig in! Did I mention these smell great? I loved opening my fridge after these had been in there a while just to get a whiff of the berry smells.