I have been using this recipe for years as an ex-kindergarten teacher. One thing I did discover is that you can microwave any scraps until they are liquid again and then just pour them into the pan and refrigerate them again and make more out of the scraps. That way the kids can use it all to make shapes with cookie cutters.
I have made Jigglers for many years, my daughter is in her 40s now. The one thing I do differently is I line the pan with Saran plastic wrap, leaving some hanging over the edges. This makes it easy to remove from the pan without having to heat the bottom of the pan. Then I use my cookie cutters. I recently sent for the newest Jiggler mold from Jello.com. It is a mold for Jello eggs. You can use an egg slicer to cut them in slices for Jello "coins" to put into dishes of whipped cream!
These were good but I do agree with the others that the extra packet of knox does take away from the taste. We still enjoyed them.
I made a 1/4 batch of this today to make dh jiggler eggs for Easter. They were very easy to put together, but I agree about the taste being different due to the extra gelatin. Thanks for sharing!
I made orange "Nemos" and the kids at my son's party adored them. I used Nana Lee's saran wrap trick and it worked great. The only thing I would have done differently would have been to make a double batch. This was less messy by far than regular Jello and I will make it for my son again and again in different shapes. I used a mini-cutter in the shape of a star so I could use the scraps decoratively. They were eaten as well.
these were super easy to make and my kids devoured them. the only "complaint" i have is that you don't get the true jello flavour because of the extra gelatin. i sprayed the pan with canola pam & they came out like a charm. these set up within about 3 hours so if you're in a pinch for a neat afternoon treat these are great!
These were really good and came out perfect. I no longer have any cookie cutters so I used a donut maker. My girls devoured them anyways. Thank you