Valentines Jello Hearts
Valentines Day. Do you like it? Me..Iâ€™m on the fence.
Maybe back in High School when the boys were romantic, it was a cutsie and stuff.
But I have come to the realization the Valentines day is a Hallmark Day. I mean unless your man is Uber romantic, it will probably be just another dayâ€¦..sigh. I think once you have kids, like everything else, the holiday becomes about them.
But we can still be a hopeless romantic and make some heart shaped Jello, right?
Itâ€™s cute and the kids liked to help.
Jello and kids kinda go hand in hand.
I got the idea of the multi colored Jello from the old school Jello Mosaic Dessert Bars
But what fun is it just cutting the jello into cubes? Letâ€™s make hearts!!!!
Below is that it looks like before its final 2 hour chill.
As you can see, I used a small heart cookie cutter to cut my firmed red jello and arranged them in a 9 x 13 pan, then poured the sweetened condensed mixture over the top.
And once the firm, you invert the pan and cut them out.
Itâ€™s super easy to do!
- 4 (3oz.) boxes Strawberry Jello
- 2 envelopes Knox Unflavored Gelatin
- 5Â½ cups boiling water, divided
- 1 can (14oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Â½ cup cold Water
- Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, add the 4 packages of Strawberry Jello.
- Mix in 4 cups boiling water and stir for about 2 minutes, or until dissolved.
- Pour into the prepared pan and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm.
- In a medium bowl add the Â½ cup cold water and sprinkle the gelatin over the top, let stand for 1 minute.
- Stir in 1Â½ cups boiling water and sweetened condensed milk, mix well and allow to cool.
- Remove the firm red jello from the fridge and invert onto a cutting board.
- Re-spray the same 9 x 13 pan with non stick spray.
- With a heart cookie cutter, cut hearts out of the jello. Take care to cut them as close together as possible to reduce waste.
- Arrange the hearts in the pan.
- Pour milk mixture over the hearts and place in the fridge for 2 hours until firm.
- Remove and cut into squares.