Total Time
3hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This a great recipe to make with kids and for kids. I sent these along with my daughter for her Valentine's Day party. There are many students with allergies, such as milk, wheat, and nuts, and this was a treat they could all enjoy! Cook time is chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir boiling water into gelatin.
  2. (Can be done right in the pan.) Dissolve completely.
  3. (Very Important!) Lightly spray a 13 x9 inch pan with cooking spray Pour mixture into pan Chill at least 3 hours.
  4. Jigglers should be firm after 1 hour.
  5. To cut Jigglers dip bottom of pan in warm water for 15 seconds to loosen the gelatin.
  6. Cut shapes with cookie cutters all the way through the gelatin.
  7. Lift from the pan with index finger or metal spatula.
Most Helpful

Pamela, I always make jell-o jigglers in an 8-inch Teflon coated pan, to make them a tad bit bigger, but when I want to make them in a 13x9x2-inch pan, I use 8 boxes of the jell-o, plus 5 cups of boiling water. This past weekened I made jell-o jigglers using the 2 new gelatin flavors, Tropical Fusion (a blend of cherry, orange and pineapple) plus the Blackberry Fusion (a blend of blackberry and raspberry). Everyone enjoyed them. One other thing I wanted to mention, if you make your jello jigglers in Teflon coated pans, there's no need to dip bottom of pan in warm water for 15 seconds to loosen the gelatin. Pamela, thank you for posting this recipe, so others can make them as well.

Domestic Goddess August 10, 2009

I would like to offer a suggestion: line your pan with Saran wrap; then when jelled, lift out of pan and cut your shapes. Use a wet metal spatula to lift the shapes. I have found this an easier way to handle these jigglers. HTH

Nana Lee August 09, 2005

I also make these. Since we drink alot of fresh squeezed oj, I save the orange shells and use these for molds. To serve to the kids, I cut the orange halves into wedges for easier eating. Kids loved these.

connie427 March 24, 2005