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I can't give this a star rating, because by the time I was done I wanted to throw the bowl at the wall!! I tried this three times to get the semi-acceptable results I did. The first time, I accidentally put in too much blue food coloring, and the jello was so dark that it would have been impossible to see anything. So I ran out to buy more jello (and got extra!)... the next time, I think the jello hadn't cooled enough, because the color ran off the jelly beans and turned the jello into a bowl of black murk. I decided to try using something natural for the gravel instead, and found a can of pineapple tidbits in my cabinet. But when I poured in the jello over it, the tidbits floated up and I couldn't get them to stay down at the bottom of the bowl. I decided to just leave it as it was. I THINK that if I were to do this again, I MIGHT be able to get better (pretty!) results, knowing how I messed up the first three times. But I'm not so sure I WANT to! It wasn't really "edible" either, though it was interesting to look at. The kids enjoyed going "fishing" in it.
I used strawberry jello; it is what I had. Placed the jelly beans in the bottom of a fish bowl jar that I got from Walmart, poured my jello in and placed my gummy worms in there (no gummy fish around). No foliage. But we still had a blast making it! Good recipe.
I have a recipe very simaler to this one, except they call for canned fruit coctail whereas yours has jelly beans. a quick tip: if you want under water flowers, at borders you can buy flower shaped lolipops, just you might want to cut the stick to shorten it. otherwise, Very good! yummy!
I included this in a themed birthday gift for my grandaughter ....... along with a dolphin towel, a dolphin bathing suit coverup & swimming lessons; it was a big hit! I used red candy fish, blue/white gummy sharks & the ends from celery hearts as the foliage. Assuming that it would be easier to see the sharks, I combined a package of lime jello with the blue ones; however, the colour was too deep to see much of the greenery OR the critters. I replaced half the liquid with Knox clear gelatin; this improved the visibility. BUT, it didn't taste very good & I didn't have any suitable flavouring that I could add to the tank. This was a lot of fuss & bother BUT the look on my sweetie's face made it all worth while so I thank you for posting!
To cute.My nephew loved it.The picture made me do it .
My son adored this. Thank you for sharing the recipe and the design - he had a smile from ear to ear.
Totally cute and fun to make! I could not find gummy fish - so I used Sweedish Fish...I had to mix the berry blue jello with clear knox jello to dilute the blue color.... but so cute! Great Recipe!!!!