Silly Citrus- Jello Filled Citrus

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I’m a sucker for citrus during the hot summer months (well, maybe all year long). I love how refreshing and juicy it is, not to mention that sweet smell! These jello filled citrus bites are a fun twist on the tasty fruit! These were fun and fairly simple to make.

To make them yourself you’ll need:

  • orange, lemon and lime flavored Jello (3oz boxes)
  • oranges, lemons and limes (as many as you’d like to make)
  • boiling water

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***Before we start I should mention the oranges and lemons turned out tasty, but the limes (although cute) came out kind of bitter***

Start by cutting your fruit directly in half (through the axis).

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Scoop out all the insides, being careful to keep the rind in tact. I used my fingers and tweezers! The tweezers came in handy when the casing of the fruit was stuck (especially in the lemons and limes). Next rinse and dry the inside and outside of the rinds. Place them in a muffin tin and make them as level as possible.

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Do not follow the instructions on the Jello box, the fruit will not hold it’s shape. Instead, mix 3/4 cup boiling water and 3 oz Jello mix together (no cold water needed), mix for 3 minutes. 1 3oz box of Jello will fill about 1 large orange, 3 whole lemons or 4 whole limes. Carefully fill your rinds as full as possible with the Jello mixture, the Jello will shrink a little once it sets. Transfer to the fridge for about 3 hours. Hint: if you have a “little helper” make sure they don’t slam the fridge door shut while your back is turned, causing the Jello to spill out! :)

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Once the Jello has set, turn the fruit open side down and, using a sharp serrated knife, slice in half and then in half again to form quarters (my lemons and limes were too small for quarters, so I just cut them in half).

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Enjoy!

This idea was originally published on Crazy Domestic in June of 2010jello citrus treats

Megan

Megan

Megan is a mom to 4 kids who keep her busy, but make life fun. She is the Co-Creator of the site Crazy Domestic, where she used to blog before life handed her a set of twins! She enjoys being creative and can usually be found baking or making something fabulous for her family.
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Comments

  1. 1

    Yours turned out so cute! I made some of these last year, and everyone loved them! Such a fun summer treat!

  2. 2

    Very cool idea. I will definitely be making these with my daughter this summer.

  3. 3
    Lookout Shopper says:

    Your blog is top notch! Congrats and Thanks!

  4. 4

    This is SUCH a cute idea!!! Definitely going to try this fun! Thanks!

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