So happy to have found this. My mom use to make these for me all the time when I was little and would get sick they were my favorite sick good and snack whenever. Over the years she forgot how to make them and lost her recipe. I made these tonight for the 1st time ever and I'm in love took me back to being a kid again. My mom was happy she said wow never thought I would get to eat another one of these. My nieces who are 17 and 10 years old never had them and they loved them as well and the 17 year old does not like hello but she loves these. I am over the moon that I found this recipe and it is so easy I will be making these a lot.
I had always made these for my children and had originally found the recipe on a Jello box. I always forget the ratios so this is a Godsend. I still make these and have adults that have never tasted one. They all love them and want to make them for their grandchildren. This recipe has surely stood the test of time!
I'm putting this in my recipe box (as I always have to look up the Knox to gelatin ratio when I make them). My only change is to make a small batch. 1 envelope of Knox is 3 tsp; so I use one small box of gelatin and 1 envelope plus 1 tsp of Knox.
KNOX BLOCKS! I completely forgot about these! I grew up eating them also, and I used to love them! Thanks for posting the recipe. UPDATE- I finally made these and they tasted exactly as I remembered. It was fun to introduce them to my kids, who gobbled them up. I do keep them covered as they chill, and it takes away the hard outer "peel" that you get sometimes.
My toddler thanks you. . .he loved jello, but doesn't love that it slides off the fork. PROBLEM SOLVED. Knox blocks are firm and he can pick them up and pop them in his mouth. I will literally be making this recipe weekly!!! Thanks UPDATE: I have made this many a time. I use sugar free jello (the off brand from Walmart) which works out great. I also cut them into different shapes with mini cookie cutters and send them in my son's lunch in a baggie and they hold up very well.
My mom use to make this for us when I was younger and it was great making this for my kids too. I used strawberry jello and followed the recipe exactly as written other then I used 2 cups of boiling water and 2 cups of cold water. This was a yummy dessert that we all enjoyed. Made for Spring PAC 2009.
My children are in their 30's and I have made these for the holidays since they were little. It is a traditional recipe for all holidays. My daughter now takes them to her husbands family gatherings, another tradition was started. Jello in the past has put out molds for the holidays and I have used them. ex. eggs for Easter, tree for Christmas which made them really festive. Also using the cookie cutters is fun, and you get to enjoy the scraps while your making them. Great fun for the children to do!
I have made knox blocks for years...this exact same way. I am going to rate it because I forwarded this recipe to other in our day home group to make for the harvest party. All the kids loved them. Most didnt realize you needed to put the knox gelatin in to make the jello set hard. My brothers are 30 and 28 and I have to make these for them for my kids birthdays, its not a party without the blocks the youngest always says. Thanks for posting so everyone can enjoy the simple treat.