That’s why the Pioneer Woman calls it FINGER JELLO.
Her’s was all Christmasy and striped in red, white and green. Very pretty too.
I thought I’d go for more of a rainbow effect, using red, orange, and yellow with white stripes in between each color – but I couldn’t figure out why my first cream layer wasn’t setting! I ended up scrapping the first cream layer and just poured color layer #2 over color layer #1. Turns out, with Kosher gelatin you have to BOIL the stuff. Letting it soften in cool or cold water makes it clump. *craptastic*
That’s what I get for reading – AND FOLLOWING – the recipe instead of looking at the gelatin’s instructions. *sigh*
Also, I figured out that you can only use the unflavored jello for the middle layers instead of including them into all the layers – you just halve the recipe for the Jello Jigglers that’s listed on the side of the box.
You need 2 small boxes of each color Jello you plan on using (I used red, orange and yellow – so I needed 6 boxes total). Then, the recipes says you’ll need 2 cans of condensed milk and the equivalent of 4 boxes of kosher gelatin.
You take whatever pan you’re using (use one with a lid and straight sides if you’ve got it. It’ll make life easier later on) and shpritz it with a little Pam/baking spray. You boil some water – you’ll need 1 1/4 cups for each colored layer.
Layer #1 – when the water comes to a boil you’ll dump 2 boxes of Jello into a bowl, then pour the 1 1/4 cup boiling water on top. Mix for 3 minutes until it’s all completely mixed in. Then you pour layer 1 into the prepared pan. Whack it into the fridge for an hour or so.
Layer #2 is a cream layer. Since the Pioneer Woman’s recipe is for Knox Gelatin – which isn’t Kosher – it tells you to soften the gelatin in cold water. Then you mix 1 can of condensed cream with boiling water, add in the gelatin/water mix and add more boiling water to combine. THIS DOESN’T WORK WITH THE KOSHER STUFF – er, I mean, with the kosher gelatin. INSTEAD I poured a can of condensed milk into a bowl, poured the boiling water into the bowl then added in both boxes of ko-jel. I stirred the heck outta that mess and then used the whole combo as the cream layer. The layer was waaaaay too thick for my liking. Instead of what I did, HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO INSTEAD: Pour 1/2 the condensed cream into a bowl, dump ONE box of ko-jel on top, and then pour ONE cup of boiling water on top and stir the heck out of it. Pour this mix on top of layer #1. Pan goes back into the fridge.
So now you’ve got ONE colored layer and ONE cream layer in your pan in the fridge. Am I making sense here?
Come back in an hour.
Repeat the process until you’re bored to tears or your pan is full.
That make sense?
My Finger Jello was (from the bottom up): Raspberry, Mango (who knew that was a new flavor??), Cream, and finally Island Pineapple (as if there’s another kind?? People who name Jello are weird).
Took it to a party today and it seemed to be REALLY liked. *clapping*
Striped Finger Jello adapted from The Pioneer Woman
2 3oz boxes of every color you want (I used 3 colors = 6 boxes of jello)
2 boxes Ko-Jel KOSHER gelatin **If you’re a KNOX user, by all means FOLLOW the Pioneer Woman’s recipe!
1 can condensed cream **If you’re gonna do more than 2 cream layers, please get yourself 2 more boxes of Ko-Jel and another can of condensed cream.
boiling water galore
1- Boil water.
2- Shpritz a straight sided pan (preferably one with a lid) with some Pam.
3- Dump 2 boxes of ONE color of Jello in a bowl. Add in 1 1/4 cups of boiling water. Stir for 3 minutes then pour into prepared pan. Place in fridge for an hour.
4- Add 1/2 can condensed milk and 1 box of Ko-Jel to a bowl. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over and stir to combine. I stirred the same 3 minutes, you know, to be consistent. Then you pour this cream layer over the first colored layer. Place in fridge for an hour.
5- Dump 2 boxes of ONE color of Jello in a bowl. Add in 1 1/4 cups of boiling water. Stir for 3 minutes then pour into prepared pan. Place in fridge for an hour (= COLORED LAYER #2).
6- Add 1/2 can condensed milk and 1 box of Ko-Jel to a bowl. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over and stir to combine. I stirred the same 3 minutes, you know, to be consistent. Then you pour this cream layer over the first colored layer. Place in fridge for an hour (= CREAM LAYER #2).
7 – You get the idea, right??
8- Cut into little bite sized cubes of wiggly-jiggly-joy!
Try not to eat more than 3 of them yourself. You are supposed to share these after all!