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Since we’re on the countdown with only 5 days to go until Singles’ Awareness Day, I thought I should post a recipe that has something to do with said holiday. This yummy finger jello can be molded or cut with cookie colors into festive shapes! But only if you want to. Otherwise you can just cut it into squares and call it finger jello, minus the “fancy” part.
These easy jello squares are sure to be a hit with your kids, and with you too since they’re a Fuel Pull on the Trim Healthy Mama plan! They can be paired with any type of meal without causing a fuel collision, and I like them for an evening snack because they’re not a heavy dessert.
Please feel free to tweak these as desired to fit your own personal tastes. I went for a mixed berry flavor using blueberries for color and flavor and adding some raspberry extract. I like to add a teaspoon or two of lime or lemon juice for an added dimension of tart, but that’s totally up to you. You can experiment with different berries. Cranberries add a nice red color, but they are pretty puckery and I wasn’t sure that everyone would enjoy them so I revamped my first attempt at this recipe and used blueberries instead for a milder flavor. I’m sure raspberries would be great in this for both taste and Valentine’s Day color, but I didn’t have any on hand.
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Did you see the Sample THM Menu for Two I posted yesterday?
- 2½ cups water
- 1 cup blueberries
- 5 tsp. Knox gelatin (if using beef gelatin such as Great Lakes brand or THM Just Gelatin, add an extra 1¼ tsp.)
- 1-2 tsp. lemon or lime juice, to taste (optional)
- ¾ tsp. Watkin's Raspberry Extract (or another fruity extract of your choice, to taste)
- 5 doonks THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder (a doonk is 1/32 tsp.)
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- Whisk the water, blueberries, and gelatin together in a nonstick saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Blend the mixture until smooth, then strain. I use a fine mesh strainer which takes out the blueberry pulp but still leaves a little texture. If you want a clear juice only, use a coffee filter or a fine cloth of some sort for straining.
- Whisk the lemon or lime juice, fruit-flavored extract, stevia, and salt into the strained juice. Taste and adjust as desired for a stronger flavor and/or more sweetness. Pour into an 8x8 inch pan and refrigerate until firm, then enjoy!
- Feel free to tweak this with whatever berries/extracts you like. You may need to adjust the sweetener level.