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Fun Finger Gelatin Recipe
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Fun Finger Gelatin

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"This is the best finger gelatin recipe. I've been making it for many years. It's simple to make, and kids love it! You can be very creative for parties or events by using cookie cutters to cut the gelatin. Enjoy! Use your favorite flavor of gelatin mix."

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Original recipe makes 32 bite-size pieces Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    3 hrs 15 mins


  1. Dissolve the unflavored gelatin in 2 1/2 cups cold water in a bowl.
  2. Combine the fruit-flavored gelatin, sugar, and hot water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir the unflavored gelatin mixture into the boiling mixture; cook and stir until the gelatin and sugar are completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat. Stir 1 cup cold water into the gelatin mixture; pour into a 13x9-inch dish.
  4. Refrigerate until the gelatin is firm, about 3 hours; cut into squares to serve.
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Feb 29, 2012

This isn't a "gourmet" jello dish... It's simple and tasty. Kids have fun making shapes out of the jello with cookie cutters. You can cut down on the sugar without any problem. It's fun to make special shapes for holiday celebrations - something special just for the kids (and adults too)!

Mar 17, 2012

SO CUTE and YUMMY! The kids loved this cut out into shamrock shapes. My little guy is already planning what flavors/shapes we will do next, lol...too easy and fun! Thanks for sharing. :)


9 Ratings

May 15, 2012

This is definitely the best jello recipe I've tried. Kid pleaser for sure!

Nov 22, 2014

I've always added the hot water to the mixing bowl, so this is the first time I've read about boiling it, and it worked like a charm. No need to add the sugar. I used 4 Knox gelatin packs, and it was fine, but next time I will add 5. I probably should have cut down on the water a little bit, but that just occurred to me now. Melting the Knox in cold water was new to me also; I used to add hot water to it, and it required mixing, and it seems to love cold water! I also added mandarin orange to my orange jello, and it set well. Turned out yummy!

Mar 04, 2014

We made this all the time when I was a kid, however the extra sugar is unnecessary though. Works great with sugar free jello also and a nice sweet treat if watching weight.

Nov 02, 2014

These came out great! I'm only giving it four stars though because I think 4 envelopes of gelatin instead of five would have been more than enough and the extra sugar is definitely not needed. My 3 year old had so much fun. making these and eating them. Thank you for the recipe!

Oct 16, 2013

fun easy cool

Feb 14, 2015

Made this with my daughter, came out really well


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  • Calories
  • 68 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 30 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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