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Patriotic or Rainbow Jello Jars

patriotic jello jarsI found this fantabulous idea for the holidays.  I did not come up with this idea, Christy Jordon did, but I just HAD to share it with you all!  I thought, what a perfect idea for the upcoming holiday to entertain guest at a BBQ this Fourth of July holiday, and it also makes a great low fat desert!!  (If entertaining a lot of guests, I would use the little throw away clear Dixie cups).  It is also something you could do year round for the kids in any of the great colors and flavors Jello offers.  Now I can’t wait until Christmas!!

  • 6- 8 oz canning jars
  • blue and red jello, white chocolate pudding mix
  • milk (according to pudding mix directions)
  • water
  • red and blue food coloring to make the colors pop

Directions:patriotic jello jars 4

  • Mix your blue jello mix into 1 cup boiling (or hot from the microwave) water. (I pour it into a 2 or 4 cup measuring cup so it’s easier to pour into the jars or Dixie cups) Stir until powder is dissolved.
  • Add about 3 drops of blue food coloring to get your patriotic blue. The regular blue jello is more of a sky blue.
  • Now you’re going to want it to set up quickly.  Add ice to your measuring cup until it reaches 2 cups and then stir until it dissolves.
  • Divide the jello liquid into your jars evenly.  About 1/3 of a cup into each jar.
  • Put your tops on your jars and put them in the refrigerator for about a half hour or until they are set.
  • Once that is set up good, mix your white chocolate pudding according to package directions.  Using a quart jar works wonderfully for mixing pudding in.  Just add ingredients and shake, shake, shake.  Shake your booty. :)  Don’t mix it too much though because you still want it to be soft.patriotic jello jars 4


  • Next, you’re going to pour some into the jar on top of the blue jello, about the same amount, 1/3 of a cup.
  • Now you want to return them to your refrigerator for another 30 minutes or so or until they set nicely.
  • While you’re waiting, wash your dishes and clean up your mess.

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  • Once your pudding has set up, mix your red jello mix just like you did the blue and add 3 or 4 drops of red food coloring.  It’s the Fourth of July people so we really want those colors to POP!!
  • CAREFULLY spoon the red jello on top of the pudding.  The reason you want to spoon it is so you don’t disturb the white pudding; it’ll mess up the look we are going for.
  • At this point it will look sooo pretty you will want to eat it, but not yet.
  • Screw on the lids and put back into the refrigerator for another 30  minutes, until the red has set.


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Cari is an editor and author for American Preppers Network. Her family currently live in Georgia. Cari spends her free time gardening, canning, testing products for review, helping others prepare and going to the gym. She believes preparedness is about love and taking care of your family. Cari also has her own website where she shares all of her preparedness articles and her recipes for canning, dehydrating, juicing, basic cooking. To have a look and hopefully follow her: Click Here! Please Join My New Blog!

11 Comments on "Patriotic or Rainbow Jello Jars"

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  1. Woodge says:

    Do they store long term?

  2. Jalapeno Gal says:

    I have never tried to store them, I dont think they would because you mix milk with the jello. What you could do though, is store the ingredients and then make it when you want to.


  3. Ron Burnette says:

    a little late dont you think

  4. It’s alwaysa good time for patriotism!

  5. Selena Perry says:

    the Red, white & Green would be perfect for Christmas, and Orange, Yellow & Chocolate pudding would be great for Thanksgiving! Such a fun idea!! Thanks for Sharing!

  6. jedi1111 says:

    I think I would use cool whip instead of pudding. It’s whiter and it goes better with Jello.  Cute idea though.