Who doesn't love Jello Jigglers? I think I eat more of these than my kids do. This is a little embarrassing to admit but I generally have to look up the recipe to remember how to make these jell-o goodies. I just can't seem to remember how to make them. This is a very, very easy recipe. If you use juice instead of water, it could almost be considered healthy. Add alcohol and it could be considered fun as well. I just noticed on the Kraft site that there is a comment that says: "Do not swallow jello jigglers whole". Not sure what's with that, but I'm sure thousands (maybe hundreds) of college students are trying it right now. Nothing better than a party trick involving Jello! Good fun. Now I have to make some more of these just to see what happens when you DO swallow jigglers whole.
makes a bunch
about 3 1/2 hours
2 1/2 cups boiling water or juice
2 large "family size" packages of Jell-o, or 4 packages of the 4 serving size, any flavour or combination of flavours (I like strawberry/raspberry)
Pour the boiling water into a large bowl. Add the Jell-o to the water. Stir. Stir more. Stir some more - in my great Jello Jiggler experience, I've found that you *really* need to stir the Jell-o to avoid getting those crunchy bits in the bottom. That's also why I try to add the Jell-o to the water, instead of the other way around, as this seems to help get it all disolved. Give it another stir, don't be shy.
Pour into a 9x13 pan, lightly oiled. I like to mist with a cooking spray, then barely wipe it off with a paper towel. Chill for about 3 hours, or until firm, and the Jell-o does not stick to your finger. Longer chill time is better, in my opinion.
Now, for adult Jello - 2 cups boiling juice or water, 3 oz of alcohol of choice. My favourite combinations are: peach schnapps and orange jello; lime and tequila; rum and strawberry; vodka and raspberry; Hpnotiq and blue raspberry. Yum. See the comments - apparently we can add up to 19oz of alcohol, and still get a good jelling factor!