The 4th of July is fast approaching. I really need to get ahead of the game on these holidays. I’m going to blame my lateness this time on the family vacation we took last week. We had a lot of fun, but it sure is hard getting back into the swing of things. Also, my A/C has been broken this summer and it has been pretty hot in here lately. Luckily, we were able to fix it yesterday!! I am excited to finally be able to use my oven again!!
After I made the rice crispy treats this week, I had some leftover jello powder. Hmm…what do you do with leftover jello powder? We use it as a topping on ice cream, or mix it in plain with some cool whip and instant pudding for a really easy salad, or one of us likes to eat it straight from the package (although I’m not sure if he will admit to it). But this week the glass block jello recipe from Our Best Bites instantly came to mind. Maybe because I was subconsciously remembering some fabulous jello I pinned on my Pinterest (honestly, I don’t know if I would have made the jello if I would have remembered posting these pins…but oh well.)
To make the jello, I used the Our Best Bites recipe. I started with two 6 oz boxes of jello (minus 2 Tablespoons of each for the rice crispy treats). Since I didn’t have a full box of jello, I weighed the powder on my handy postage scale (Yay for having an online business) and adjusted the water accordingly (1 cup of water for 3 oz of jello, or 1/3 c for each oz). If you don’t have a scale, you can just measure how many tablespoons of powder are in your package and scale down the recipe accordingly. I am just going to stop there because I am having flashbacks of teaching math lessons on fractions…I’m sure you can all figure it out.
This jello is always a winner! It looks very impressive and it is super easy. You can use any color of jello to match any theme or color scheme. Here are some other fabulous jello ideas from the Food Librarian.
I hope everyone is having a fun and safe holiday weekend. Stay tuned for one more 4th of July treat.