19 Ways To Use a Box of Jell-O

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19 Ways To Use a Box of Jell-O

While we love making Jell-O straight from the box, we've found some amazing ideas on the web that'll get your creative juices flowing. Read on to discover 19 fun ways to use a box of Jell-O!

Fruity Roll-Ups

Microwave miniature marshmallows in a Jell-O and water solution until they get slightly puffy, and then use a whisk to dissolve before chilling. The marshmallows rise to form another layer, and then you can roll up your treat for a fun snack!

Get the recipe: Joy of Jello

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Jell-O Sugar Cookies

Create fruit-flavored cookies in highlighter hues with your favorite box of Jell-O. Mix Jell-O powder in a sugar cookie recipe, and roll them in granulated sugar before baking for a dazzling finish.

Get the recipe: Just Helen

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Sour Patch Grapes

Coat damp green grapes in lime-flavored Jell-O and chill overnight for a zingy treat. These grapes get the glitter treatment!

Get the recipe: Sweet Treats and More

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Frozen Jell-O Pops

You can use your favorite flavor of Jell-O to create tasty and colorful frozen pops! Dissolve Jell-O powder and sugar in boiling water, chill with crushed ice cubes and then freeze in small paper cups.

Get the recipe: Jamie Cooks It Up!

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Rainbow Candy Popcorn

By coating popped popcorn in a Jell-O mixture with butter, corn syrup and sugar, you can get festive bright colors that are perfect for parties. We've seen tons of variations, including orange pumpkin-shaped balls for Halloween and egg-shaped pastel treats for Easter.

Get the recipe: Joy in the Jumble

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Citrus Jello Shots

We love the idea of serving Jell-O on a fruit rind for pretty presentation. Halve and gut fruits like lemons, limes or oranges, and top off with Jell-O mixture (or a spiked version for the adults).

Get the recipe: Treasures & Travels

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Rainbow Treats

With several boxes of Jell-O in various colors and a tub of cool whip, you can create this colorful concoction.

Get the recipe: Glorious Treats

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Jell-O Marshmallows

You can use Jell-O to make delicious and tasty marshmallows, and cut out fun and festive shapes by using a cookie cutter.

Get the recipe: Mama Moderne

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Meringue Cookies

Whip up a mixture of Jell-O, egg white, sugar and other ingredients until they create stiff peaks, and then bake small dollops to create pretty and pillow-soft treats.

Get the recipe: Remodelaholic

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Oreo Pudding Pops

With a box of Jell-O Oreo Cookies 'n Creme instant pudding, milk and Oreo cookies, you can make easy pudding popsicles.

Get the recipe: Tatertots and Jello

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Coffee Jelly

It's easy to whip up coffee jelly with brewed coffee and unflavored gelatin. Serve with sweetened condensed milk, whipped cream, cocoa powder and your favorite toppings.

Get the recipe: Jules Food...

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Green Party Punch

To make this layered fizzy punch, you'll need lime-flavored Jell-O, limeade concentrate, lime sherbet and lemon-lime soda. The soda and sherbet combine to create the foam on top!

Get the recipe: No. 2 Pencil

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Cherry Lollipops

Stir Jell-O in heated simple syrup and cool the mixture in your favorite molds with lollipop sticks to create this sweet treat.

Get the recipe: Cinnaberry Suite

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White Wine Sangria Shots

Uncork a bottle of your favorite white wine and muddle with fruit, juice and club soda before allowing the strained mixture to firm up. Add chopped fruits to make a pretty presentation.

Get the recipe: Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

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Frozen Whipped Jell-O

This gourmet dessert breaks apart prepared Jell-O and whips it up into a fluffy, airy creation that is frozen solid. Sounds delicious!

Get the recipe: Deliciously Organic

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Stained Glass Jell-O

An array of jewel-toned Jell-O squares are set in a mixture of unflavored gelatin and condensed milk to create this stunning dessert.

Get the recipe: Intimate Weddings

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Red Hot Jello Salad

Cinnamon candies add a spicy twist to this sweet strawberry Jell-O salad made with applesauce.

Get the recipe: Inside BruCrew Life

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Cucumber Jell-O Salad

Bring back memories with this vintage recipe for cucumber Jell-O salad made with lime-flavored Jell-O, chopped cucumbers and fresh dill. We love how they're served chilled in mason jars.

Get the recipe: Jello-A-Day

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Jell-O Playdough

This easy-to-make and wonderful-smelling homemade playdough combines a package of Jell-O with flour, water and other natural ingredients.

Get the recipe: Modern Parents Messy Kids

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We love good old-fashioned Jell-O made straight from the box, but we're seeing some amazing ideas on the web that'll get your creative juices flowing. Jell-O can add pizzazz to your favorite snacks like popsicles and popcorn, bring candy-like zing to your favorite fruit and create Technicolor stunners for the dessert table. Discover the best and most creative ways to use a box of Jell-O.

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