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How many Fourth of July BBQs have you been invited to this year? Does it seem like you scramble every year for a dessert that will wow guests with its patriotic pizzazz?
Well, have I got a surprise for you.
Remember that one time we made Red White & Blue July Fourth Jell-O Bites together?
I’m back to show you how to make those even more patriotic: Your basic Jell-O recipe, but with a star-spangled twist!
If you’re really into festive Jell-O, but you like your desserts to match your décor (I’m with ya there), then 4th of July Star-Spangled Jell-O Sparkler Treats are the dessert for you!
4th of July Star-Spangled Jell-O Sparkler Treats
What’s great about this dessert is that it’s the exact same thing as the Red White & Blue July Fourth Jell-O Bites recipe, but you replace the cold water with cold Sprite. (Or ginger ale. Anything that sparkles!)
You’ll prep and layer everything the same way.
And you’ll use the exact same ingredients (plus the ‘sparkle’), but add a small star cookie cutter to the equation. (Sometimes a simple addition can make all the difference, amiright?)
The steps? You guessed it! The same as the Red White & Blue Jell-O Bites recipe, too!
First, make your blue layer.
Boil 1 cup of water and mix it with your Jell-O contents.
Once all of the powder is dissolved, add 1 packet of Knox unflavored gelatin.
Stir until completely dissolved. (See No. 1 below).
Add 2 cups cold water to the mixture and stir until completely dissolved.
Pour into pan and refrigerate for an hour.
Once the first layer is set, begin making the white layer.
Combine one 14 oz. can of unsweetened condensed milk with 1 cup boiling water, and stir until smooth.
Mix the Knox gelatin with 1 cup boiling water until dissolved.
Pour cold mixture into hot mixture and stir until combined.
Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes.
Pour white mixture onto solid blue mixture in refrigerated pan.
Refrigerate for an hour.
For your red layer, follow the same instructions you used for the blue layer, but use red Jell-O mix instead.
After your Jell-O has refrigerated for an hour or two (check it with your finger to see if it bounces back at your touch), remove it from the fridge.
Cut out star-shaped pieces using a star cookie cutter. (I use a small one because it makes for an easier and less floppy bite!)
Add these firecrackers to your holiday this year, and see friends and family giggle and wiggle with a little Jell-O jiggle.
After all, isn’t that what America is all about?