Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Patriotic Jell-O Marshmallows

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!
Ingredients:
1 bag jumbo marshmallows
1-2 boxes of your favorite Jell-O flavors
Toothpicks
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.

Directions:
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.
Enjoy!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are really cute, but the cutest part is your son's 'little patties' making them, then seeing his big smile when he gets to taste. Thank you for sharing & thank you for sharing Alex.
Nadine

4littlefergusons said...

HOW FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maggie said...

This is such a great idea and a fun interactive kid project! Love the pics of Alex helping and then eating! Cooking with my lil one is such a joy!

The Better Baker said...

These are just adorable! I love that you can involve the kiddos in making them. My fridge needs cleaning...maybe I'll make these instead. ;-} SO happy you shared!

Ellen B Cookery said...

These are so clever! I love recipes that can the kids interacting in the kitchen.

Tiffany Wirth said...

I just love these recipes! I am always so excited to see what new recipe you post. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful recipes! My family just loves them! :)

Tara Lynn said...

I saw this post the week before the 4th and I knew I HAD to make them. They were so easy and everyone LOVED them! Even my marshmallow-hating husband! Thanks so much for sharing!

Debra Kapellakis said...

Those look great and your helper/taste tester is very handsome!