Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This is a sweet snack/dessert that I believe is Dutch in origin (please correct me if I'm wrong ... I have only seen Dutch people make it, including my mom and grandma). The jello gives it a bit of a thicker consistency, but don't expect anything nearly as solid as normal jello. You can use whatever jello flavour suits your fancy, I suppose. We used to love this as kids!


  1. Simmer water, barley, raisins and currants for one hour.
  2. Add vinegar and jello powder and stir until jello is dissolved.
  3. Cool and serve.
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Definitely a five star recipe! We used to have it as kids too! ;) I think it takes an aquired taste to enjoy it - my husband was new to it, so was turned off by the texture - but I just love the texture! Feels so yummy in my mouth! I believe the Dutch name for it is Parltje Brei... sounds like Puddelsy when you say it with the Dutch accent.

TastyTreatsByCB April 07, 2008