Oldie but Goodie for 4th of July: Stained Glass Jello Stars

Stained Glass Jello Stars

I have been featuring “Oldie but Goodie” recipes over in the sidebar as a way to showcase older recipes that were reader favorites. This week’s feature is stained glass Jello for the 4th of July, and it was so popular last year that I thought it deserved another re-post. This is such a cool effect made with different colors of Jello and just perfect for 4th of July picnics. It’s also a great dessert for kids to help with, and they will love eating them as well!

Get the recipe and instructions for stained glass Jello.

For more great recipes to add to your 4th of July menu, check out ’36 Fabulous Recipes for Summer’.


9 Responses to “Oldie but Goodie for 4th of July: Stained Glass Jello Stars”

  1. Amy on June 28, 2010 at 6:12 am

    I made red, white, and blue stained glass jello for my nephew’s Cub’s themed birthday party, and everyone just went wild over it. What an awesome idea to cut stars out! TFS.


  2. The Housewife on June 28, 2010 at 6:52 am

    I love these pretty stars 🙂 Now all I need to do is round up my friend’s kids and make these stars with them!


  3. Eliana on June 28, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Ah yes – remember loving these from last year. So cute and festive.


  4. shannon abdollmohammadi on June 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I grew up eating a variation of this….great memories.


  5. Missy on June 29, 2010 at 6:01 am

    This looks so fun (and yummy)! I posted a link on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/06/stained-glass-jello-stars.html

    Thanks for sharing!


  6. Bess on July 7, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I did my very best to make these. 🙂 All was well until the moment that I had to cut out the stars. It turns out that I am all thumbs when it comes to jello jigglers. I was worried about them sticking when I tried to cut them out, so I first inverted the 9×13 onto a baking pan. Even with a cool water bath prior, it peeeeeeled off the bottom, breaking in a few places. Then, as I cut out the stars, many of the blue and red cubes fell off. I have no idea why they didn’t adhere to the milk/jello mixture. Maybe I let it cool too long prior to adding it to the cubes. Either way, my husband said it was delicious! 🙂 Thank you for inspiring me! (an un-domestic mother of three)


  7. Nikole on June 30, 2011 at 10:52 am

    How many does this recipe usually make?


    • Michelle on June 30th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      It depends on the size of the cutter you use (or if you cut them into squares), but generally a couple dozen.


  8. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper on July 3, 2011 at 10:04 am

    What a great jello recipe!!

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and I hope you will join in on the fun by sharing this link.



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