Tidepool Jello Cups
Blue jello in rice krispie cups with ocean critters means these treats are sure to be a hit at any party!
Course: Dessert
Author: Cristina
Ingredients
  • 1 package large or small marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 package blue Jello
  • 2  cups boiling water and 2 cups cold water (OR for a more adult option, 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup rum)
  • Decorations!: Gummy fish , sharks, worms, cocktail umbrellas, edible sparkles… be creative!
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a pot. Add marshmallows and stir until all the lumps are gone, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add Rice Krispies to the pot, stirring until completely mixed in.
  3. Grease muffin tin, and dollop Rice Krispie mixture in each muffin cup with a large spoon, enough so that it loosely fills the cup. You will probably have some leftover, but that’s okay!
  4. Wait until the Rice Krispies are cool enough to touch with your hands, and then mould and press with your fingers into the muffin tin to make a cup. Ensure there are no holes through which you can see the tin. If there are, take the extra mixture from the pot and fill them. Leave them to set.
  5. Make Jello according to the package: mix Jello package into 2 cups boiling water and stir until dissolved. Then add 2 cups of cold water, and place in fridge.
  6. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART. Wait 1.5 hours, or until the Jello is on the verge of setting, but is still in the liquid stage (it was 1.5 hours in my fridge, but yours might be different, you might have to make test batches of Jello to see when that point is – aw shucks!). Sooner, and you’ll get a mushy mess. Later, and it will still be okay, but you won’t get the clear, watery effect in your cups.
  7. Add your decorations! I used Swedish fish and gummy worms for sea monsters.
  8. Put back in the fridge and wait until the Jello is completely set, about another 2.5 hours.
  9. Pull out and eat the day of! Trust me, the sooner you eat these the better. Do not leave them overnight in your fridge, or they will get mushy.