Kids love jiggly jellies so let them help you make these adorable fruit jelly cut-outs. You only need 3 ingredients—unflavored gelatin, fruit juice (like orange or lemon or a raspberry puree), and superfine sugar. Once the mixture has become firm, cut the jellies into creative shapes with mini cookie cutters and present to guests in festive boxes or bags.
Recipe yields: about 4 (10 jellies per gift)
5 (1/4 oz.) packets unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup strained fresh orange juice, lemon juice or raspberry puree
1/2 cup superfine sugar, plus more for serving, if desired
1. Line an 8-by-5-inch loaf pan with foil. Oil foil and set aside.
2. Pour 1 cup water into a bowl; stir in gelatin and let soften for 5 minutes.
3. Heat juice and 1/2 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add softened gelatin and stir until melted. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature or refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
4. Unmold jelly slab onto a work surface and cut into 1-inch pieces with a large, sharp knife or mini cookie cutters. If desired, roll jellies in more sugar just before serving.
recipe and photo from: myrecipes.com