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So you’re hosting a holiday party. You want everyone to have a good time. You want to make something festive. You don’t want anything too complicated.
Enter…Holly Jolly Jelly Shots!
C’mon. It’s just not the holidays without red and green spiked gelatin.
To make these, you’ll need a box of cherry (red) gelatin dessert, a box of lime (green) gelatin dessert, and a white gelatin layer, made with a mixture of sweetened condensed milk and plain unflavored gelatin. Oh, and vodka. Duh. (Though, you can easily make these non-alcoholic for the kids. Just sub water where it calls for booze).
You’ll also want to grab any sort of measuring cup that you own (preferably ones with pour spouts).
Now, listen up!
It’s VERY important that your white layer has cooled to room temperature. Otherwise, you will melt the red layer. See that pinkish-red coating? Yeah, that’s what happens when you don’t wait. In retrospect, it made for an interesting and pretty color, so if you want a “creamier” look, simply mix a little of your white layer with the red and green.
Otherwise, do as I say, not as I do if you want clearly defined layers.
During the process, I left everything out at room temperature and it was totally fine. If your mixtures start to solidify at all (particularly the white), just pop it in the microwave for a couple seconds, stir and allow to return to room temperature.
Top with a small mint leaf and a red candy to simulate a holly leaf. (Note on the candy: I really, really wanted red hots, but couldn’t find any for the life of me. Instead, I used Boston baked beans, but I think red Skittles would work too). Happy Holidays!