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    7 Layer Jello

    7 Layer Jello. Photo by Ryan & Vanessa

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    Chilicat's Note:

    This is another version of the pretty gelatin dessert that alternates different colored gelatin with milky white layers. It has the consistency of Jello Jigglers, which makes it an ideal finger food for kids.

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    1. 1
      Very lightly grease a 9"x12" pan.
    2. 2
      Mix 1 box jello and 1 package gelatin with 1 cup boiling water.
    3. 3
      Pour into pan and refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.
    4. 4
      While first layer is setting, dissolve 2 packages gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water. Add 1 can sweetened condensed milk and 1 3/4 cup boiling water. Cool to room temperature.
    5. 5
      Pour 1 cup milk mixture over the first jello layer; refrigerate until set.
    6. 6
      Repeat Step 1 with the next jello flavor, making sure it's at room temperature before carefully pouring over the milk layer.
    7. 7
      Alternate jello and milk layers, ending with the last jello flavor.
    8. 8
      Keep in mind that as you add more layers it will take longer to set. The jello layers can be mixed up before they are needed to save time, but don't do them all at once at the beginning or they may start gelling before you have a chance to pour them into the pan.
    9. 9
      Once all the layers are set, cut the jello into 2" squares or, for fun shapes, use small cookie or canape cutters.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 05, 2011


      This was fun! I did not make it quite as jellyfied as in the recipe, though, so it was more like spoon food rather than finger food. So I did not add any extra gelatin in the actual jello part, and accordingly only half of the amount, 6 teaspoons, to the milky layer.

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    • on October 27, 2010


      I made this recently, with one alteration: I didn't have regular gelatin so I added the condensed milk to half of each of the flavored gelatin mixtures. I found the final product to be too sweet, but it was a well received dish.

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    • on July 22, 2007


      This was really fun to do - after I figured out that I was using the wrong gelatin! Make sure that you don't get the stuff that says it's for nails, get regular old Knox Gelatine. The tast is very nice and it's a nice refreshing treat that could easily be a good dessert. I'm anxious to make it again with different colors. Thanks, Chilicat..I'm so glad I got a photo for you!

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    Nutritional Facts for 7 Layer Jello

    Serving Size: 1 (28 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 27

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 100.3
    Calories from Fat 11
    Total Fat 1.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 5.0 mg
    Sodium 80.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 18.8 g
    Protein 3.4 g

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