How to Make Jello Jigglers With Just 2 Ingredients

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Easy recipe for how to make Jello Jigglers. All you need are 2 ingredients and a fun assortment of cookie cutters. Perfect for kids!

Not that long ago, I taught you how to make Jello, straight from the box. Now we're going to take it up a notch and make one of those fun, colorful snacks invented in my childhood… Jello Jigglers.

What kid doesn't love making these colorful, jiggly snacks in whatever shape they deem best?

orange and cherry Jello Jigglers on baking sheet, heart and Bigfoot cookie cutters cutting out Jello Jigglers in baking pan

Personally, I love a Bigfoot Jiggler, cut with Jaden's Bigfoot cookie cutter. Fun shapes like hearts and stars are especially festive for certain times of the year.

This is a snack you can mix up in the morning, set it in the fridge to chill for a few hours, then take it out for loads of creative fun in the afternoon.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my Jello tips, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the Jello Jigglers recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

LET'S TALK INGREDIENTS:

Instant Jello: You can use whatever flavor Jello you want. My favorite flavor is orange, so I decided to go with orange and cherry for this recipe. I really wanted blue Jello, but alas, our store was out when I shopped. Either way you go, you have a rainbow of colors and flavors to choose from when picking out Jello.

Remember, all of the ingredients and ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.

KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

Large Mixing Bowl

Tea Kettle – I love our electric tea kettle; it's so convenient for making Jello and hot chocolate.

9×13 Baking Dish

Cookie Cutters – I love our Bigfoot cookie cutter. You can make Jello Jigglers with Christmas cookie cutters, Valentine cookie cutters, Easter, the 4th of July, Halloween, and more!

Sheet Pan – I like to lay our Jigglers out on a sheet pan or cookie sheet as we cut them.

HOW TO MAKE JELLO JIGGLERS

Making these squishy, jiggly treats is so much fun. And easy too!

  1. Add both Jello mixes to a large mixing bowl.
orange Jello mix in white mixing bowl
  1. Pour boiling water into the bowl with the Jello mixes; stir for 3 minutes, 'til the Jello is completely dissolved.
whisk and orange Jello mixture with boiling water in white mixing bowl

Note: Unlike when you make Jello and have to add cold water, as well… We only add boiling water when making Jigglers. This ensures a very firm set to our Jello.

  1. Pour the Jello into a greased 9×13-inch pan, and refrigerate for 3 hours or 'til the Jello is firm.
liquid orange Jello for Jello Jigglers in metal cake pan
  1. Cut the gelatin into whatever shapes you want, using your favorite cookie cutters.
cutting out orange Jello Jigglers with Bigfoot and heart cookie cutters in metal cake pan

FAQ:

How do I keep Jello from sticking to the pan?

Spray your pans with the cooking spray of your choice.

How can I tell when Jello is set and ready to cut?

Jello takes 2 to 4 hours to set up in the refrigerator. When it's firm and doesn't stick to your fingers, it's ready to cut.

Can I use silicone molds for Jigglers? Do I have to use cookie cutters?

Yes, you can use silicone molds, but they will need to be sprayed with cooking spray to keep the jello from sticking to the mold.

How should I store leftover Jello Jigglers?

Store jello in the refrigerator in an airtight container or storage bag.
Jello can be kept in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days.

Can I freeze Jello Jigglers?

Freezing jello is not recommended. Jello loses its texture when frozen and doesn't really harden in the freezer due to the gelatin.

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER JELLO

You have options when it comes to leftover Jello…

  • Did you know you can actually reheat and reset Jello in the fridge and either eat it as is, or use it to make more cutouts? It's true!
  • Another option is to cut the leftover jello scraps into cubes, and mix it with your favorite fruit and whipped cream.

GREAT RECIPES USING INSTANT JELLO

orange and cherry Jello Jigglers in heart, star, and Bigfoot shapes on baking sheet

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Yield: 24

How to Make Jello Jigglers with Just 2 Ingredients

How to Make Jello Jigglers with Just 2 Ingredients

Easy recipe for how to make Jello Jigglers. All you need are 2 ingredients and a fun assortment of cookie cutters. Perfect for kids!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add both Jello mixes to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour boiling water into the bowl with the Jello mixes; stir for 3 minutes, 'til the Jello is completely dissolved.*
  3. Pour the Jello into a greased 9×13-inch pan, and refrigerate for 3 hours or 'til the Jello is firm.
  4. Cut the gelatin into whatever shapes you want, using your favorite cookie cutters.

Notes

*Unlike when you make Jello and have to add cold water, as well… We only add boiling water when making Jigglers. This ensures a very firm set to our Jello.

How do I keep Jello from sticking to the pan?

Spray your pan with the cooking spray of your choice.

How can I tell when Jello is set and ready to cut?

Jello takes 2 to 4 hours to set up in the refrigerator. When it's firm and doesn't stick to your fingers, it's ready to cut.

Can I use silicone molds for Jigglers? Do I have to use cookie cutters?

Yes, you can use silicone molds, but they will need to be sprayed with cooking spray to keep the jello from sticking to the mold.

How should I store leftover Jello Jigglers?

Store jello in the refrigerator in an airtight container or storage bag. Jello can be kept in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days.

Can I freeze Jello Jigglers?

Freezing jello is not recommended. Jello loses its texture when frozen and doesn't really harden in the freezer due to the gelatin.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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