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Forth of July Jell-O and Fruit Cups

Kids go crazy over Fourth of July Jell-o and Fruit Cups, making you the hit of any Fourth of July party! Adding Greek yogurt to the middle layer makes them healthier than traditional layered jello!
Course Fourth of July, Jello, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 6 oz pkg strawberry jello
  • 1 6 oz pkg blueberry jello
  • 2 c. fresh strawberries sliced
  • 2 c. fresh blueberries
  • 2 .25 oz pkg gelatin I used Knox
  • 2 c. vanilla Greek yogurt
  • whipped cream optional
  • star sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • NOTES:
  • Serving size will depend on size of serving cups. You can make them smaller if you are serving a bigger crowd or if there are lots of little kids. I made 12 cups. Smaller cups will set a little bit faster too!
  • Be sure to bring white and red layer to room temperature before adding or it will melt previous layer. Which is not good! Be patient!
  • Pour each jello layer very gently or it will splash all over the cup. It may also leave a hole in the previous layer. I mixed the layer in an 8 cup measuring cup and poured it out from that. Worked great!
  • INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Pour blueberry jello in a mixing bowl. Boil 2 cups water and pour over jello. Stir to dissolve. Add one cup ice. Stir. Divide among cups creating bottom layer. Divide blueberries among cups. Refrigerate until set.
  • For the white layer, add 1 cup boiling water to Greek yogurt. Set aside. In a small bowl sprinkle gelatin packets over 1/2 cup cold water. Let it stand for 2-3 minutes. The gelatin will absorb the water and it will become grainy. At this point, add 1/2 cup boiling water, stir, let set until gelatin is dissolved. Add the dissolved gelatin mixture to the yogurt mixture. Stir. Cool to room temperature. Pour over blue layer. (You could add bananas to white layer if you wanted to). Refrigerate until set.
  • Pour strawberry jello in a mixing bowl. Boil 2 cups water and pour over jello. Stir to dissolve. Add one cup ice. Stir. Bring to room temperature. Divide among cups creating top layer. Divide strawberries among cups. Refrigerate until set.
  • Just before serving add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with stars sprinkles!