Fire Cracker JELLO SHOTS

Dated: 06/05/2018

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Firecracker 4th of July Jello ShotsNothing screams party like a jello shot and these easy to make Firecracker 4th of July Jello Shots are no exception!

I’ve always had an obsession with firecrackers.  I know they aren’t pretty or sparkly, they’re more dangerous and scary, which could be say something about my inner firecracker gal.

Maybe it’s the thrill of lighting them and then hoping you can run fast and far enough before they go off.  As a kid we used to light whole packs of them at once…awww, c’mon I know I’m not the only one. In high school the boys would go into a field and have a firecracker and bottle rocket war, while us girls cringed and screamed behind cars caught in the crossfire.  That was the good old days before we got all weird about things that might actually harm kids.

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Well, these firecrackers aren’t one bit dangerous…just darn good.  Okay so if you have the “grown-up” version you might be taking a walk on the wild side…but it’s worth it!  The girl and I had so much fun making these…we think you will too!


  • 1-1/3 cups boiling water, divided

  • 1 package (3 oz.) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin

  • 1 package (3 oz.) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin

  • 1 envelope KNOX Unflavored Gelatine

  • 1 cup milk, divided

  • 3 Tbsp. sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

  • 20 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained, patted dry


  • ADD 2/3 cup boiling water to berry gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Repeat with cherry gelatin mix. Cool.

  • MEANWHILE, sprinkle unflavored gelatine over 1/4 cup milk in medium bowl; let stand 5 min. Bring remaining milk to boil in saucepan. Remove

  • from heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Add to plain gelatine mixture; stir until gelatine is completely dissolved. Cool 10 min.

  • SPOON berry gelatin into 20 (1-oz.) plastic shot glasses sprayed lightly with cooking spray, adding about 2 tsp. to each. Refrigerate 15 min. or

  • until set but not firm.

  • TOP with unflavored gelatin mixture, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 10 min. Insert cherry, stem end up, into white gelatin layer

  • in each cup. Refrigerate 2 min.

  • COVER with cherry gelatin, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

  • Remove from cups before serving.

  • Here’s two fabulous “adult” versions that will REALLY make these firecrackers pop!!

  • Adults Only alcoholic Variation: Prepare as directed, reducing the boiling water to 1 cup and dissolving each of the berry and cherry gelatin mixes in 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir 1/4 cup vodka into each flavor of gelatin, then continue as directed.

  • Spiked Cherries Adults Only Variation: Place cherries in a glass jar. Add 1/2 cup vodka; cover with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate at least 2 hours; drain. Pat dry, then use as directed.

There you have it! An easy and adorable 4th of July jello shot recipe perfect for a summer evening!!  Just make sure you don’t eat them all before your guests arrive…they may be disappointed if they only find one left…Winking smile

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