I typically don’t want to eat a dessert with the word finger in it.
But that might be just me.
I’m gathering the word finger is in there because you cut these into squares and can conceivably eat them with your fingers. Even if they are a little wiggly. You know, like Jell-O is prone to be.
Layered Jell-O desserts are generally a royal pain in the you know where. They are super easy to make, but it’s a time thing. You have to make and chill each layer separately. So between 15-20 minutes was needed for each of the seven layers you see here. It wasn’t a h-u-g-e deal because we were in the kitchen making other things for Valentine’s Day the night before, but consider yourself forewarned. The kids love it though, and that’s really enough for me.
Once you figure out your schedule to make a layered Jell-O dessert, they’re fun to serve. They’re pretty. The kids love them. And it’s practically guilt-free. Don’t get hung up on the red layers. Make green ones for St. Patrick’s day. Rainbow layers for a rainbow party. Pastel layers to celebrate spring. Blue layers for a baby shower. Use the concept and unleash that wicked imagination of yours. I think a rainbow layered one would fit right into our bi-annual Rainbow Cake parties. We have made a slightly different version for Fourth of July parties of years’ past (see this uber-short, ancient post here).
And is it me, or does Jell-O totally remind you of your childhood? Which is pretty cool in and of itself.
Go get yourself a few boxes of your favorite colors, and layer up a fun little dessert. For a holiday. Or because it’s Thursday. Or any reason in between.
Will be back here Sunday night. Have yourself an awesome little weekend. We plan to do exactly the same.