Jello Jigglers are a fun and delicious snack or dessert option. This is very thick Jello; it holds its shape, which makes it easy to serve. Plus, you can create designs based on a party theme or even the season.
We love making Jello Jigglers at our house! It’s a fun recipe that you can get older kids involved in, and every age will enjoy eating the Jello treats once they are made.
Jello Jigglers are truly very easy to make, and I’ll share my best tips to keep Jello from sticking to the pan.
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Jello Jiggler Ingredients
- Jello – 3-ounce box
- Non-stick cooking spray
You can use any regular Jello flavor or sugar free. In addition to these ingredients, you’ll also want a square metal baking pan like you would use from brownies.
It can be 9×9 inches or 8×8 inches. The smaller size will make slightly thicker Jello Jigglers.
For one 3-ounce box of Jello you will need one cup of boiling water. If you want to make multiple boxes/flavors, keep this ratio.
Bring the water to a boil, then remove from heat. Whisk in the Jello mix until dissolved.
Prep the baking pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray and then lightly wiping off any excess. If there are spray droplets, this can create imperfections in your Jello Jigglers.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Then, place in the refrigerator until the Jello sets, at least 3-4 hours. I usually just let it set overnight.
You can use a sharp knife to cut the Jello into squares or rectangles. Or you can use cookie cutters to create shapes. Use a spatula or your clean hands to remove Jello Jigglers from the pan.
How do you make Jello Jigglers not stick?
- I’ve tried using butter to grease the pan as an alternative to non-stick cooking spray. This did not work well for me, so I don’t recommend it.
- Metal pans work better than glass or ceramic. I am not sure why, but the Jello Jigglers are less likely to stick to a metal pan.
- If they don’t easily remove, let the pan warm up in a shallow dish of warm water for a few seconds OR just leave the pan out of the refrigerator for a little bit to let the pan warm.
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- 1 box Jello mix (3 ounces)
- 1 cup water
- non-stick cooking spray
- Bring the water to a boil, then remove from heat.
- Whisk in the Jello mix until dissolved.
- Prep the baking pan but spray with non-stick cooking spray and then lightly wipe off any excess.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
- Then, place in the refrigerator until the Jello sets, at least 3-4 hours. I usually just let it set overnight.
- You can use a sharp knife to cut the Jello into squares or rectangles. Or you can use cookie cutters to create shapes. Use a spatula or your clean hands to remove Jello Jigglers from the pan.
- The metal pan can be 9×9 inches or 8×8 inches. The smaller size will make slightly thicker Jello Jigglers.
- Leftover Jello Jigglers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
My two-year old son is obsessed with these!