Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

The only Jello finger recipe my mom ever used... and after trying many, it's the one that's worked best for me! (*Note: Cooking Time is chilling time*)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve unflavoured gelatin in one cup of cold water. Set aside.
  2. In saucepan bring one cup of water to a boil and add Jello. Bring back to a boil and then remove from heat.
  3. Add gelatin mixture to hot Jello mixture. Stir and add 1/2 cup cold water.
  4. Pour into a greased pan, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside in fridge until solid.
  5. Cut into squares or use cookie cutters to make interesting shapes.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  7. Note: each season it's fun to make these different colours and shapes. In our family we make green and red Jello Fingers at Christmas, at Valentine's Day red heart-shaped ones, St. Patrick's Day green clovers, Halloween orange circles (you can make into jack-o-lanterns) - it's fun for the kids and the Mom and Dad!
  8. (This recipe is ideal for an 8x8 pan, but for really little kids it's great if you've got a 9x13 as it makes them thinner.).
Most Helpful

The perfect finger jello recipe! We doubled the recipe for a 9x13 pan and ended up with the most wiggly, jiggily, kid-pleasing dessert. Use sugar-free jello and you won't get a sugar high either. Thank you for the simple treat!

MommaEllen August 31, 2008