Christmas Tree Jello Shots

I am going to be totally honest with you. This isn’t originally what I was trying to do. Close, but not exactly.

I wanted them to be standing up (like these, which is a great recipe btw) but with the cherry at the top half.

That’s why I used a loaf pan (see below). The plan was to unmold the jello and then slice each row and then use a cookie cutter on the slices to get standing triangles.

This way the cherry at the top would work as a Christmas star.

It didn’t work because the jello shrunk up and I ended up with a half triangle. Dang it.

Does this make sense?

Well, they were still pretty when lying flat and still perfectly Christmas tree-ish. This method is actually 100% easier. Just use a brownie pan (like here) and use a triangle cookie cutter.

I used lime jello and coconut rum. They were very tropical tasting. Like a Christmas vacation! (ahhhhh remember this?)

Christmas Tree Jello Shots

1 package green Jello
1 cup water
3/4 cup Malibu Rum
12 maraschino cherries with stems
13 x 9 inch pan
Small triangle cookie cutter (or Christmas tree cookie cutter)

Step 1: Add green jello to one cup of water and bring to a light boil. Then add 3/4 cup Malibu Rum.  Pour half of your green jello in the 13 x 9 inch pan. Place in the refrigerated until firm. Will take about an hour or two.

Step 2: Slice 12 maraschino cherries with stems in half so they will sit upright on your jello. Arrange them so there is enough room to cut out your triangles.

Step 3: Pour over the rest of your green jello in the 13 x 9 inch pan. If any of your cherries move just carefully replace them. Let sit for another hour or two to firm up.

Step 4: Using a triangle or Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter carefully (slowly) cut out your jello shots around the cherries. You might lose some jello around the shape but that’s okay. Cut other shapes with the remain jello that doesn’t have cherries to prevent waste.

Merry Christmas!

4 Responses to “Christmas Tree Jello Shots”

  1. Heidi posted on December 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm (#)
  2. AK Lewis posted on December 27, 2013 at 6:30 pm (#)

    Are you able to pick them up using the stem once you’ve cut into the tree shapes?


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