Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Leprechaun Jello

I was flipping through an old copy of Kraft's Food & Family Magazine a few days ago and I came across this recipe for Jello Magic Mousse. It brought back vivid memory of eating this yummy dessert at my grandmother's house when I was little. I can remember wondering how in the world my grandmother made the yummy layer dessert! Well now I know how thanks to Kraft:)
When I came across this recipe I also thought it would be really fun to make with green Jello for St. Patrick's Day! So yesterday my boys and I made Leprechaun Jello!
{I have to be honest and tell you that I made this completely for my boys and didn't intend to even taste it...mainly because green jello makes me think of not so great hospital food. Well, I tasted it while I was getting ready to take the final picture, and it was so good! It tastes a lot like a creamy Key Lime pie, and nothing like the gross cubes of Jello that they serve at hospitals!}
You will need 3 cups of boiling water, 1 big box of Lime Jello, 1 16 oz. tub of Cool Whip
Mix the Lime Jello powder with the boiling water for 2 minutes or until completely dissolved.
Add the Cool Whip to the bowl.
Stir until all the Cool Whip melts into the warm Jello mixture.
Carefully pour the Jello into glass containers. This makes approximately 10 servings 1/2 cup each.
Refrigerate the mixture for about 8 hours until set. Top with a little Cool Whip and a gold coin.
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23 comments:

Foursons said...

We used to have that for dessert too! I had forgotten all about it.

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

So cute, and it does actually look good! (I'm not usually a Jello fan.) :)

Alisa said...

fun! you always have the cutest ideas!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

You have such fun ideas for kids, Kelli! I'm stumbling this one. :)

Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty said...

what a fun idea! I really love that you actually look through those old magazines that we all hold onto!! Maybe I should delve into my stash, too!

Kmama said...

Interesting. My boys are like me though, and they don't like jello. Weird huh?

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Key lime pie? I'm sold! I'm not usually a fan of Jell-O, but it looks really yummy with the Cool Whip mixture!!

Tracy said...

thank you! I was trying to think of a good St. Patrick's day desert. It will go nicely with our other green foods on the day...starting with green shamrock shaped pancakes.

Phyllis said...

We made pistachio pudding and put the chocolate coin at the BOTTOM of the dish. It was a golden surpise

Joanna said...

I remember having something like this when I was growing up! Never knew it would be so easy. Thanks! I'm going to have to make some. :-)

Jules said...

I'm not a fan of green jello but my hubby would absolutely love this!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

It's so pretty in the green, but I have to admit I think i'd like the taste better in strawberry or raspberry

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Such a cute idea Kelli! I shared it on my TT&J FB page :)

I hope you are having a lucky week:)

xoxox
Jen

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i would want to eat this! forget the kids! ha! : )

Myya said...

I love the touch of the gold coin :)

CM said...

Yum!

Ha! I like the little eyes anxiously awaiting their dessert, way cute.

Aspenchick said...

There used to be a product many years ago that was called Jello-O 1-2-3 that used to come in a box and be so easy with the same results. I remember it being one of my favorite deserts as a kid. There is another company that makes a similar product, although the brand is escaping me (blue box for sure), that I've bought at Cost Plus and in the international foods section at the grocery.

Crystal said...

Love this! My boys would too!

And... there is a cake supply store in my area that has chocolate coins... that would be cool, too!

Miller Racing Family said...

Fabulous recipe. I have been looking for something green and fun to take to preschool and this totally fits the bill.
Blessings!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Great idea! I may have to make that for St. Patrick's Day. My sister always makes the orange jello version for holidays and I love it!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I'm book marking this - we are definitely going to have this!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

I shared this in my Saturday Seven this week. Have a great weekend! http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/03/saturday-seven-no-3.html

sageandchocolate said...

Hey Kelli,

I loved this post and included it in a roundup I did of some of my favorite St Patrick's ideas. I hope that was okay! I included a picture with a link back to this post. You can read it here: http://www.sageandchocolate.com/a-grown-up-st-pattys-day/

Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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