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JELL-O Firecrackers

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JELL-O Firecrackers is rated 4.636363636363637 out of 5 by 11.
Prep Time
45
min.
Total Time
2
hr.
45
min.
Servings

20 servings

In less than three minutes, this nifty video will show you how to make JELL-O Firecrackers—the ideal dessert for patriotic holidays.

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Make It

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  • Add 2/3 cup boiling water to berry gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Repeat in separate bowl with cherry gelatin mix. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle unflavored gelatine over 1/4 cup milk in medium bowl; let stand 5 min. Bring remaining milk to simmer in saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Add to plain gelatine mixture; stir until gelatine is completely dissolved. Cool 10 min.
  • Spoon berry gelatin into 20 (1-oz.) plastic shot glasses sprayed lightly with cooking spray, adding about 2 tsp. to each. Refrigerate 15 min. or until set but not firm.
  • Top with unflavored gelatine mixture, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 10 min. Insert cherry, stem end up, into white gelatine layer in each cup. Refrigerate 2 min.
  • Cover with cherry gelatin, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Remove desserts from cups before serving.

Variation

As an option when serving adults, prepare with vodka. Reduce the boiling water to 1 cup and dissolve each of the berry and cherry gelatin mixes in 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir 1/4 cup vodka into each flavor of gelatin, then continue as directed. Please use alcohol responsibly.

Substitute

Substitute blueberries and/or small strawberries for the cherries.

Variation

As an option when serving adults, prepare using spiked cherries. Place cherries in glass jar. Add 1/2 cup vodka; cover with tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate at least 2 hours; drain. Pat cherries dry, then use as directed. Please use alcohol responsibly.

Servings

  • 20 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 50
Total fat 0g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 40mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this recipe for Independence Day and it came out well. I made this recipe for Independence Day and it came out well. I used almond flavor agar mix from the Asian Market instead of the unflavored gelatin with milk. Since the almond agar came in a 6.2 oz box, I doubled the recipe. The almond agar instructions said to mix with 4 1/2 cups of boiling water but I reduced the amount to 2 cups to match the recipe and it came out fine. I remarked to my husband that I should try this with green and orange Jell-O for St. Patrick's Day and he thought that sounded like a fun idea. Although, I don't know that almond flavor would be a good combination with lime and orange so I'd probably use the unflavored gelatin/milk for those.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from k here is what I took away from this. k here is what I took away from this. 1) 1 oz shot glasses can be bought at Party City but they are really small. I doubled the recipe and used 3 oz cups from Walmart. It makes a larger more plate-worthy dessert but the smaller version is cute and bite-sized. 2) Do NOT sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over milk and let it stand like that. It started to clump and I whisked until my forearms grew two sizes and was not able to get the hard clumps to break up. I followed the directions twice as written and recommend giving the milk/gelatin a quick whisk with a fork while the rest is on the stove. 3) The times before layering worked perfectly. When you touch the Jell-O, it should stick to your finger a little, but not be so soft you can suspend fruit. My layers came out beautifully as directed and they didn't come apart on me. 4) I did do a light spray in the cups and with an off-set spatula they popped out perfectly. I made this ahead of the 4th so I knew it would be a winner and it will be
Date published: 2012-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a fun recipe to make for kids. What a fun recipe to make for kids. It was so easy, except removing them from the plastic cups (I made sure I sprayed them with oil), I had to crack the cups to remove them. I found 2 oz plastic cups (50/bag) at Gordon Food Service and they did break easily so it was no problem. Because of the larger cups, I only made 15 firecrackers.
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made these firecrakers for my family on the 4th. I made these firecrakers for my family on the 4th. Everyone got a kick out of thier appearence and enjoyed how good they were. It is very important to spray the shot glass before putting the jell-o into them. Without that spray it can be difficult to get them out of the glasses. I will be making these little treats again.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for the 4th and everyone loved them, I made 2 batches 1 for the kids and the other with... I made this for the 4th and everyone loved them, I made 2 batches 1 for the kids and the other with a little kick it for the adults. You do have to stay with it and I would say that it is better to leave the cups in the frig. a little longer than state in recipe in between each layer.
Date published: 2012-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The firecrackers were a hit. The firecrackers were a hit. The only complaint was that they were alcohol free. Easy to make. I accidently purchased the 2 oz shot--I just doubled the recipe. I think the 1 oz shot would be easier to eat. Thank you Kraft for the fun recipe.
Date published: 2013-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from how long did you let the jello sit before starting to layer the firecrackers? how long did you let the jello sit before starting to layer the firecrackers?? Mine came out horrible,lol Tasted good just didn't look likr it was supposed to.
Date published: 2012-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made these for a family gathering on July 4th. I made these for a family gathering on July 4th. My daughter really liked the way they looked.
Date published: 2013-07-09
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