October 23, 2020

JELL-O fun!

This past weekend we had some friends (with kids) over for dinner and I thought it would be fun to make them little desserts. The kids and I whipped up some MMMMonster JIGGLERS and let me just tell you, not as easy as you'd think! Thankfully the kids aren't picky and still loved the "monster jellos" we made and their friend, Johnny did also! Phew. I got mom points for it but in my eyes, they were just not as good as they could/should have turned out.

They're SO easy to make too.
If you don't wanna read my version, click HERE for the real JELL-O version.
Otherwise, here you go...

You'll need:

1-2/3 cups boiling water, divided
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
1/4 cup (1/2 of 3-oz. pkg.) JELL-O Grape Flavor Gelatin (I used Black raspberry because our store didn't have grape)
32 pieces red string licorice (1/2 inch)
1 tube black decorating gel. (I used purple, our store was out of black)

  • Spray 24 (1-oz.) plastic shot glasses with cooking spray. Add 1-1/3 cups boiling water to lime gelatin mix in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. (Do not add cold water.) Refrigerate 12 to 15 min. or until slightly thickened.
  • Add remaining 1/3 cup boiling water to grape gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Spoon about 1-1/4 tsp. into each shot glass. Let set 5 min.
  • Spoon lime gelatin over grape gelatin in glasses. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  • Unmold JIGGLERS onto tray just before serving. Insert 2 licorice pieces into opposite sides of JIGGLERS for the neck bolts. Decorate with gel to resemble monsters as shown in photo.

Now doesn't that just sound super simple?!
Here's ours.  HA!

Fin was SUPER excited to help out! Usually he misses out on all the fun because he's at school.

Poor creepy JELL-O JIGGLER monster.

Thankfully my cuties don't care that his face slide down before they got to eat him.

Do you see Fin picking the top of his poor head off?!

I considered making some of these for Maddie's snack day but after seeing how mine turn out, I might try something easier instead, like the Halloween JIGGLERS hands!  They seem pretty fool proof!

Also, be sure to check out my Halloween Pinterest board for more Halloween Decorations That Will Spook.

Either way though, my kids loved helping make them and definitely loved eating them.

Mini tip: Substitute boiling tonic water for half of the tap water. The quinine in the tonic water will illuminate the JIGGLERS under black florescent party lights to get your JIGGLERS to glow in the dark!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. When Rosie was little we loved making Jigglers. So fun!

  2. Super fun!! I bet you all had a blast making these. Love Jell-O anything!

  3. Those are so darling! My kids would get a kick out of them. What a fun family Halloween activity!

  4. Haha! These look like a fun afternoon activity!

  5. That is adorable! Looks like you guys had so much fun!

  6. these little guys are so fun. my kiddos would love to make them!

  7. Super cute... my daughter would get a kick out of these. :)

  8. That looks like fun! Awesome idea!


  9. Aw, how awesome are those?! I love it!

  10. Love these! We might just have to make them- my kids love Jell-O! (and I'm glad Fin got to join in!)

  11. Hey, give yourself some credit! I probably wouldn't even have got the jello to set, haha. They look great :)

  12. Dude, you did an AMAZING job!!!

  13. These are sooooo darn cute + those photos are gorgeous! Pinning!

  14. great idea
    lovely kiddoos having fun!


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