Valentine 7 Layer Finger Jell-O

Valentine's day finger jell-o One of the first fun things I did with Zoe when I moved in was to make stripped finger Jell-O for her.  She was impressed with the rainbow colors and at that point thought I was the best step-mom ever. 

I thought I’d make it again, only this time with a Valentine’s Day Theme.  I like the different shades of reds, and the flavors, strawberry, cherry, raspberry all work well together.  I won’t lie, this is time-consuming, and kind of messy to make, but the smiles and giggles at the finished product make it all worth while.

7 Layer Finger Jell-O

7 layer jello 1-min

You will need
4 boxes (3 oz.)  Jell-O.  I used cherry, strawberry, raspberry and strawberry banana.  You can choose any flavors you want.
1 can (12 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 box (4 envelopes) Knox unflavored gelatin.
Boiling water.  

7 Layer Finger Jell-O-min

Directions:
In a small bowl mix 1 box flavored Jell-O, 1/2 envelope gelatin, and 1 cup boiling water.  Stir until completely dissolved.  Let cool to room temperature.
Poor room temperature jello into 9×13 pan, and place in refrigerator for 15 minutes, or until set.  You will do this for every flavor jello. 

In a separate small bowl sprinkle 2 envelopes of gelatin over 1 cup cold water and let set.  In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup boiling water. Stir until combined.  Add 1/2 cup boiling water to gelatin mixture to dissolve gelatin.  Add to milk mixture, stirring until combined.  Cool to room temperature. 

Pour 1 cup milk mixture on set layer of jello.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set. 

Repeat for next flavor, alternating jello layer with milk layer. 

Let Jell-O set completely.  Cut and serve. 

Notes:  I heat the water to boiling for each flavored jello layer in the microwave.  Once a jello layer is poured into the pan, I make the next flavor jello and let it cool to room temperature while the two layers prior are setting. 

7 Layer Finger Jell-O(1)-min

 

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While control is an illusion, organization helps to manage the chaos of our lives. Becky was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2007. She has found that when her life and home are organized her bipolar mind is less manic. She shares her attempts at managing the chaos of living with her fiance and tweenage step-daughter, while trying to be a good parent to her mostly grown children who live 2 hours away.

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