Red, White, and Blue Jello Stars – the cutest treat for the 4th of July or Memorial Day! Only 4 ingredients and so easy!
How excited are you for 4th of July fireworks?!
The kids and I are headed down to Alabama for the 4th and I am so stoked!
In Colorado, we’re always under a fire ban – we’re not even allowed to do sparklers! And then Fort Carson always schedules a big 4th of July fireworks show but it always gets postponed until September when fires are less of an issue. Colorado is a really weird place to live.
So every 4th of July, I buy the kids glow sticks and they run around the backyard like maniacs as soon as it gets dark.
But not this year! This year they’ll finally see fireworks!
How to Make Red, White, and Blue Jello Stars
These Red, White, and Blue Jello Stars seriously cannot be easier but it is kind of time consuming. Be prepared to make them at least a day ahead. I suggest starting the process early the day before you plan to serve them because there are too chill times for the jello.
- Bring water to a boil
- Combine 1 cup boiling water with 1 package of jello; transfer to a small squash nonstick container
- Repeat with remaining packs of jello
- Refrigerator for at least 4 hours
- When the jello has set, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over cold water and let stand for 4 minutes
- Bring more water to a boil; pour over the dissolved gelatin
- Add sweetened condensed milk to the gelatin mixture and mix well
- Cool to room temperature
- When ready to assemble, cut colorful jello into cubs and gently place in a 9×13-inch pan
- Pour the cooled condensed milk mixture over the cubes
- Place the pan in the refrigerator and chill overnight
- Once set, use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut stars out of the jello
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- 2 3- ounce packages red jello
- 2 3- ounce packages blue jello
- 2 packets unflavored gelatin
- 1 14- ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- Spray 4 small square containers nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Bring 5+ cups of water to a boil. Combine 1 c. boiling water with 1 package of Jello, stirring until dissolved. Place the dissolved Jello in one of the prepared containers. Repeat with the remaining packages of Jello. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferable overnight.
- When the Jello has set, bring another 1 ½ cup of water to a boil. While the water is heating, sprinkle 2 packets of unflavored gelatin over ½ c. of cold water. Allow to stand for about 4 minutes. When the water has come to a boil, pour 1 ½ cup boiling water over the dissolved gelatin and stir to combine. Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.
- Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Carefully cut the colored Jello into cubes and gently toss to combine in the 9×13-inch pan. Pour the cooled milk mixture over the colored Jello. Press down any jello cubes that are sticking too far out of the white mixture.
- Place the pan in the refrigerator and chill overnight. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to carefully cut stars out of the jello. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g