St. Patrick’s Day Food: Snacks

Well, we have had an amazing week with St. Patrick’s Day Food! We have shared Appetizers, Main Dishes, Irish Soda Bread and Shamrock Pretzels, Rainbow Desserts and St. Patrick’s Day Desserts!

Continuing our theme today, I have some VERY Kid-Friendly Snacks for you and a little later today…St. Patrick’s Day Drinks! These Snacks are perfect for the baker and non-baker alike !

This Rainbow Jello makes me smile!! Perfect for kids…and adults!!

I LOVED creating the Rainbow Cupcakes and Rainbow Ice Cream, so when I saw this Rainbow Jello, I just had to try it. And just like the other Rainbow Desserts, I think this Rainbow Jello would make a great addition to a Birthday Celebration or even a Tie Dye Party.

The recipe is a little unlike regular finger jello, because it has sweetened condensed milk in it. I’ll have to say, I have never tried it this way, but it’s really good!

Rainbow Jello
 
Fun and festive Rainbow Jello from HoosierHomemade.com - perfect for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations!
Ingredients
  • 5 boxes {small} Jello, assorted flavors {I used Grape, Berry Blue, Lemon, Lime and Strawberry}
  • 7 envelopes unflavored gelatin {you will need to buy 2 boxes}
  • Boiling water {6 + ¾ cups; 5 cups total, 1 cup at a time plus 1 + ¾ cups} see notes
  • 1 can {14 oz} sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup cold water
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine Grape Jello and 1 envelope unflavored gelatin, add 1 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. Pour into a 13×9 glass pan and place in fridge for about 20 minutes, until set but not firm
  2. In a small bowl combine sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup boiling water, stir well.
  3. In another small bowl, add cold water and sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin, set aside for 1 minute. Add ¾ cup boiling water and stir well. Add to milk mixture and stir.
  4. Add 1 cup of milk mixture to Grape Jello layer, place in fridge to set, about 25 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl combine Blue Jello and 1 envelope unflavored gelatin, add 1 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. Pour over cream mixture and place in fridge for about 20 minutes, until set but not firm
  6. Add 1 cup of milk mixture to Blue Jello layer, place in fridge to set, about 25 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl combine Lime Jello and 1 envelope unflavored gelatin, add 1 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. Pour over cream mixture and place in fridge for about 20 minutes, until set but not firm
  8. Add 1 cup of milk mixture to Lime Jello layer, place in fridge to set, about 25 minutes.
  9. In a small bowl combine Lemon Jello and 1 envelope unflavored gelatin, add 1 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. Pour over cream mixture and place in fridge for about 20 minutes, until set but not firm
  10. Add 1 cup of milk mixture to Lemon Jello layer, place in fridge to set, about 25 minutes.
  11. In a small bowl combine Strawberry Jello and 1 envelope unflavored gelatin, add 1 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. Pour over cream mixture and place in fridge for about 20 minutes, until set but not firm
Notes
This Rainbow Jello is not difficult, but it does takes some time and attention. I was working on the St. Patrick’s Day Desserts at the same time, and the milk mixture ended up getting too thick, so I had to start over and make some more. So, my advice…don’t try to do too much at once when making this and set a timer to remind yourself to add the next layer.

 

Even though it does take some time, I think the results are impressive.

Next up…Lucky Mix! A fun snack mix that would be perfect for your kiddos lunch for St. Patrick’s Day or even to snack on during a movie.

St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Mix
 
Fun and festive snack mix for St. Patrick's Day: Lucky Mix from HoosierHomemade.com
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Serve in little Pots of Gold for a fun treat. Or even a small dish.

And last, but not least…a twist on an old favorite…Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats!

I make my Rice Krispie Treats a little different than the usual marshmallows and butter, and they are really soft and chewy.

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats
 
Colorful treats for St. Patrick's Day - Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats from HoosierHomemade.com
Ingredients
  • 6 cups Fruity Pebbles {Walmart makes a brand also}
  • 1 cup of Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar, bring to a bubble over a low heat, stirring often.
  2. Add peanut butter and stir well.
  3. Add to Fruit Pebbles {or other cereal}.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Coat a 13×9 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Add cereal mixture and press until even.
  7. Let set and cut into squares.

So what do you think? Which is your favorite?

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Comments

  1. I was just craving rice crispy treats the other day! Love your version with fruity pebbles!
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  2. I love love love love fruity.pebble treats. GREAT choice :-)
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  3. Those Jello treats look just amazing!!!
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  4. We are hosting a linky party THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS with “Everything GREEN for St. Patrick’s Day”. We would LOVE for you to link up this amazing recipe!

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  5. Donna says:

    I made this recipe with cheerios (regular cheerios) and the kids loved them!

  6. dlongden says:

    I have a similar recipe for the rainbow jello but it is a little less work and very delicious. Boil one cup of water, add small box of jello. Stir until dissolved. Add one cup of ice cream. Stir until well blended. Pour into pan and chill until set. I use a glass 13×9 pan. Repeat with each layer using different color/flavor jellos. I usually make six layers. It is delish.

  7. LOVE the sprinkles on the rainbow jello, it just adds that extra WOW!
    The Luck y Charms in the gold painted cauldrons is adorable!

  8. Yazmin McGinnis says:

    Hello:
    I did the rainbow jello with my kids last night, but I had certain problems with the milk. I did not have any problem with the jello, but at the 3rd layer, the milk started getting firm so smarty here added water, which make the milk got too loose, so later I added some gelatin, so it turned messy the last 2 layers of milk, I did not try them yet, but I’ll do it tonight. If there is something that I’m missing here. Should I split the milk, so it doesn’t get firm too soon. Please some help, my daughter wants to try again tonight, so I need some advice.
    Thanks

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Yazmin,
      Yes, the milk can get thick. You can certainly cut it in half and only work with half at a time, that won’t be a problem.
      Let me know if you have more questions, I’m happy to help!
      ~Liz

      • Yazmin McGinnis says:

        Thank you so much for your answer. I have another question, the rainbow looks well and it tastes good enough to eat. But what I realized is that it is kind a stiff. My husband, who is the cook at home, asked about the recipe and he said probably is because the gelatina+jello. I’ll try to do it but what would happens if I just use the jello and not add the gelatina. I like the jello more wiggling. Have you ever try this recipe without the gelatina? Thanks again for your answer.
        Yazmin

        • CupcakeLady says:

          I’ve only made it with the gelatin. If you like it, you can certainly try it. It will probably take longer to set up though. The gelatin makes the jello set and be firm. You could also try less gelatin if you want.
          ~Liz

  9. Karen says:

    My mom used to make rainbow jello all the time for special days. People always asked her to bring it to potlucks and events. it does take time. I haven’t thought about it in years – I don’t even think my teen kids have ever had it or seen it. I may have to just make it for us – maybe in rememberance of my mom on the upcoming anniversaryof her birthday! We always try to have somethng specail on the birthdays of loved ones who have passed – something they loved to eat or do!

  10. Rhonda says:

    I’m not sure how you got 4 cups of milk mixture out of 2 c. water and one can of sweetened condensed milk. I only got 3 c. so had to make my layers thinner. I’ve kept it in a pan on the stove on low to keep it from getting thick.

  11. Where is the recipe, full recipe for Irish Jell-O shots????

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