I have to tell you that I absolutely LOVE how these red, white and blue jello treats turned out! I wanted a fun tasty treat for 4th of July, but I wasn’t sure exactly how these would come out. I am happy to report that these red, white and blue jello treats were so easy to make AND they were good. I barely had enough time to take a picture of these because my kids ate them up so quickly.
If you are looking for a fun treat that’s not too sweet, then you have to try these red, white and blue jello treats! If you are looking for different colors to match a party you are having, just change up the flavor jello you use. These are easy to make for any occasion.
I used cute stemmed cups I found at Dollar Tree. If you need more than a handful or cannot find cups like this at your local dollar store, you can find cute stemmed cups on Amazon. You can use regular clear plastic cups, but I just love the look of the stemmed cups. 😉
I’ve seen these cute firecracker treats all over pinterest, but they used milk in the middle tomake the white. However, the didn’t sound very tasty to me. Instead, we used cool whip! Everyone loves cool whip with their jello so it make it the perfect middle white stripe.
How to make Red, White, and Blue Jello:
You have to try this easy Red, White, and Blue Jello next time for your 4th of July party. It is easy to make, the kids love it and everyone will be impressed.
- (1) 6 ounce package of Cherry Jello (or other red flavor)
- (2) 3 ounce packages of Berry Blue Jello
- (1) 8 ounce container of Cool Whip
- Maraschino cherries (with stems)
- Clear plastic cups
Make the Berry Blue Jello according to the package instructions. Fill your cups 1/3 full with the Berry Blue Jello (I used about 1/3 cup for my cups).
Place in fridge for 1 hour (or 10 minutes in the freezer if you're in a hurry).
Fill cups another 1/3 full with Cool Whip, smoothing out the top. I used about 2 tablespoons for my cups).
Place in freezer.
Make Cherry Jello immediately. Let cool in fridge for 20 minutes. You don't want to Jello to solidify at all, you just need it to cool down so you can pour it on top of your Cool Whip without melting it.
Remove cups from freezer and jello from fridge. Fill the remainder of your cup with red jello (leave a little bit of room at the top).
Refrigerate for another 20 minutes or just until jello starts to set slightly. Push one maraschino cherry with stem into the red jello, leaving the stem stick out like a little firework.
Refrigerate for another 30 minutes, or until jello is firm. Enjoy!
If you are looking for a fun treat that’s not too sweet, then you have to try these red, white and blue jello treats! Feel free to substitute different flavors/color combos.
My kids loved these red, white and blue jello treats! Our next kid birthday is in September and I am totally going to find a way to make these for that party. They are too cute to only have once a year!
Another favorite is 4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos. This dessert is so simple yet looks amazing!
If you are looking for more fun ideas for 4th of July, check out these fun recipes, too.