Finger Jello (the secret revealed!)

My mother -in- law is such a wonderful grandma to my children…she is the kind of grandma that reads, plays barbies, let’s the kids do her hair, and yes….the kind that makes them their favorite thing to eat EVER…Finger Jell-O! 
A few years ago I was asked to make Finger Jell-o for my son’s school…(red and green for Christmas). I had never actually made Finger Jell-O, so I read the back of the Jell-o package and made it per instructions….when it was “set” I realized that it was very subpar to my Mother-in-Law’s Finger Jell-O that my kids love so much! Hmmm…what did I do wrong?! My “Jigglers” were really soft and were not staying together! Agh! What was I missing?! How hard could this be?! (haha)
Here is the trick to making this silly food….it is sure to put a smile on your children’s faces.

Finger Jell-O

3 small boxes of Jell-O
4 envelopes of Knox gelatin (the secret!)
4 cups boiling water
Mix all together and place in a 13×9 pan and refrigerate until firm. Before cutting, dip the bottom of your pan in warm water
Christmas Tip! Pour green (lime) Jell-O into tree molds for a festive treat for the children! 
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  1. This is typical american food, we don't have jelly!!! But I'm sure my children will love that like yours!!!!
    Blessings from France (and happy santa claus today).

  2. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Suzel, I didn't know that! Now, I am wondering what YOU have that we don't! lol! Please share if you know! You are so much fun to learn off of!

  3. Happy Homemaker And Momma says:

    Newest follower-can't wait to see more recipes!!

  4. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Welcome Happy Homemaker!!! Love the name and love happy, thanks for letting me serve you! Bless you, Janelle


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