I’ve been wanting to use my heart-shaped cookie cutters and since we just finished making Christmas cookies not too long ago, I thought about other ways to use the cutters. Jell-O. Kids love Jell-O. Making Valentine Jell-O Jigglers sounded like a fun activity for toddlers. And it was . . . for toddler and for mom. If you’re curious to how they turned out, keep scrolling to see how we made them.
There were two other Valentine desserts we made that day: Heart-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats : A Valentine Favorite and A Healthy Valentine’s Day Treat , found in my post, 3 Super Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas for Kids.
Heart Shaped Jell-O Jigglers:
We made 2 batches: one watermelon (pink) and the other cherry (red). The recipe for Jigglers is on the side of the Jell-O box but you can find the official link to the Jiggler recipe on the Kraft website here. It’s different from regular Jell-O because it only calls for boiling water (no cold needed.) Besides getting the Jell-O all you need is water–can’t get any easier than that.
What You’ll Need:
- Jell-O : You can pick any flavor
- mixing bowl
- glass casserole dish
- Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters like these, but you can pick whichever style or color you prefer
How to Make the Jigglers:
We poured the hot water into the mixing bowl to dissolve the powder and then poured that mixture into a 9 x 13 glass casserole dish (shown below.)
The glass dish with Jell-O was put into the refrigerator for a few hours until the Jell-O became more solidified. Before using the cutters to cut out the heart shapes, we dipped the bottom of the glass dish into a pan of warm water for about 15 seconds to loosen it a bit.
Ta-Da! Our Jigglers turned out great!
My little helper loved making the heart shapes out of Jell-O
Trying to imitate one of my favorite Emojis–can you tell which one?
Enjoying our Jigglers
I think I had as much fun as my toddler did making these. Do you have a favorite Valentine dessert to make with your kids?
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