Makes 150 1" [2.5 cm] cubes
These are not really a candy, but they are a Christmastime favorite with the kids (and adults alike!). For other occasions, simply use the flavors and colors you like best. For those in Ireland or England, Jell-O is the American brand name for what you call jelly (flavored, colored gelatin), commonly sold in concentrated blocks. If you have only the powdered version available, use the quantities under “American Products.”
Prepare a 10" x 15" [25 cm x 38 cm] pan by lining it with plastic wrap (use 2 pieces & overlap pieces of wrap to seal).
Lightly oil plastic using a pastry brush or paper towel.
Add ½ ounce [14 grams] unflavored gelatin to 1 cup [250 ml] cold water. Stir to dissolve.
Boil 2 cups [500 ml]water in a 4 cup [1 liter] measuring glass in microwave (about 4 minutes).
Add the package of Red Jell-O to 2 cups [500 ml] boiling water and mix well.
Add the dissolved gelatin to the liquid Jell-O and mix well.
Add ice cubes until liquid comes up to the 4 cup [1 liter] mark. Stir until ice is melted. Pour into prepared pan.
Refrigerate 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Repeat above instructions with Orange Jell-O.
Repeat the above with Green Jell-O, adding ½ teaspoon [2.5 ml] green food coloring, if desired. This will deepen the intensity to match the depth of the Red Jell-O.
Invert pan onto plastic-lined tray and carefully lift pan off Jell-O.
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