Only 2 more recipes left in this week of Kid Friendly Posts. I hope you have found something you will enjoy making with
your kid-lets this summer!
These Fruit Juice Jigglers are similar to a recipe that my Mom made for us a lot when
we were kids.
Mom called them Knox Blox, and if
I am remembering
right she used jello as the base for the gigglers.
Is that right Mom?
When I went to the store to buy some Knox there was a really great recipe on the back of the box that used
fruit juice instead of jello as a base.
I thought that sounded super,
so we gave them a whirl.
My kids thought they were fabulous.
Hope yours will too!
Fruit Juice Jigglers
Yield: about 24 2 inch squares
Time: 10 min prep + 3 hours refrigeration
Recipe from Knox Original Gelatine
2 envelopes Knox Unflavored Gelatine
1/2 C cold fruit juice
1 1/2 C fruit juice, heated to boiling
1 T sugar
My girls and I tried making a batch with Sunny D and a batch with Crystal Light Grape Juice. They were both a hit!
1. Place the gelatine in a medium sized mixing bowl. Pour the cold fruit juice over the top of the gelatin and let it sit for 1 mintue.
2. Add the hot juice and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved….be patient here. Keep on a stirring until it’s all dissolved. You don’t want any gelatin globs in your gigglers, now. Add your sugar and stir to incorporate.
These crazy ladies pictured here wanted to be sure that I warned you…..the mixture has a really weird smell when the gelatin and cold juice are first combined. The girls exact words were
“Mom…seriously. You have got to tell people who read your blog it smells
D.I. scusting at first. Then it gets good.”
I told them I would pass on the word.
So there you have it.
3. Pour your juice mixture into a 9 inch cake pan, or a 9×9 square pan would work fine as well. Cover with plastic wrap and pop those babies in the fridge to chill out for about 3 hours.
4. Then all you have to do is cut them, and enjoy. I cut some of the gigglers into squares…..
…..and cut some gigglers with cute flower cookie cutters. You can use what ever you like! Happy Summer!