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Fun Gelatin Shapes


Updated March 05, 2011

Fun Gelatin Shapes

Wiggly jiggly food.

Jeanette Bradley, licensed to About.com

Avoid artificial food coloring while keeping the fun in these gelatin shapes. This recipe is free of all major allergens.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: About 2 dozen


  • 4 cups fruit juice (grape juice or fruit punch works well)
  • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin


Place 1 cup of cold juice into a large bowl. Stir gelatin into juice and allow to stand.

Heat the remaining 3 cups of juice to the boiling point. Pour hot juice into cold juice mixture. Stir until all gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes.

Lightly oil two 9 x 13 pans or two jelly roll pans. Pour half of hot gelatin mixture into each pan and place in refrigerator until firm, at least 3 hours.

Use cookie cutters to cut fun shapes from the gelatin. Gently lift from pan using a spatula.

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