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Rainbow Jello Treats

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Rainbow jello is a delicious treat your kids will love!  They are a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or just a colorful snack to enjoy after school.  These layered rainbow jello cups are fun to make and even more fun to eat!

Jello is a fun dessert that can be made into so many delicious treats.  In addition to these adorable rainbow cups, I love to use it to make Jello Cookies and this fun Jello Filled Citrus.

three cups with layered rainbow jello topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. Starting from the top, the jello layers are purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red.

Rainbow Jello Cups

I am not a huge Jello-O fan, but my kids love it, so these rainbow Jell-O treats are a hit! And you can’t beat the cost, right? The small packages are around a dollar a box and I was able to get about 10 small glasses of rainbow Jell-O! Such a fun and cheap snack!

These treats are really easy to make, but if you’re trying to make these in the morning for an after school snack like I was, you really have to plan your day around Jell-O! It takes less than 5 minutes to boil, mix and pour each color, so really the longest part is just waiting in between each layer for it to set, which takes about an hour in the fridge for each color.

How To Make Rainbow Jello

  1. Follow the directions on the box of red Jell-O
  2. I used the “quicker method” the box refers to, using ice to speed up the process
  3. Pour a small amount of the liquid into each clear plastic cup
  4. Refrigerate until it has set completely
  5. Continue with the next color of the rainbow
  6. Add a small amount on top of your first color
  7. Refrigerate until it has set and then repeat each step again until you have used every color of the rainbow
  8. Once all your layers are looking pretty, add some whipped cream and sprinkles!

Looking at a downward angle on several rainbow jello cup desserts topped with whipped cream and pastel colored sprinkles

Tip For Making Rainbow Jello

  • Just be sure to mix one color at a time and let it set completely before you add the next color on top.  If it hasn’t set, the colors will bleed together and mess up your rainbow.

How Long Can Jello Be In the Refrigerator

Jello can be stored in the refrigerator for 7-10 days before you’ll need to throw it out.  I know it can take some time to make rainbow jello, so if you want to split the preparation over a couple of days, it will be totally fine.

More Fun St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Rainbow Jello Recipe

These treats are a perfect way to celebrate with your friends and family!  Leave us a comment below and let us know how much you liked them or tag us on social media because we would love to see how you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day!

Rainbow jello
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Easy Rainbow Jello Recipe

These layered rainbow jello cups are great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day or a fun snack to enjoy any afternoon!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Jello, Rainbow, st patrick
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 5 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 Cups
Calories 75 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box of each color of Jell-O
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Follow the directions on the box of red Jell-O
  2. I used the "quicker method" the box refers to, using ice to speed up the process
  3. Pour a small amount of the liquid into each cup
  4. Refrigerate until it has set completely
  5. Continue with the next color of the rainbow
  6. Add a small amount on top of your first color
  7. Refrigerate until it has set and then repeat each step again until you have used every color of the rainbow
  8. Once all your layers are looking pretty, add some whipped cream and sprinkles!

 

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