Thursday, October 25, 2012

Glow in the dark Jell-o; Halloween shapes

This recipe is so simple and easy, I'm glad to say you won't be doing much reading on today's post, unless I start feeling yappy. Kids love this glowing Jell-o, but if I didn't have a little one you can be sure I'd be making these for a fun Halloween get together, perhaps with a jello-shots recipe? =O

You will need:
- 1 box of Jell-o (I made these in orange, purple, green and blue so that in the light they would still look festive for Halloween. If you don't plan on having much light besides black lighting, just use blue Jell-o mix because it shows up a lot better under the light. Note that all Jell-o will glow blue in the light.)
- tonic water

- a glass casserole dish (I used a 10x15 dish)
- Halloween cookie cutters (or other shape if you aren't doing these for Halloween)
- black light/s

1. Mix your Jell-o according to the package but instead of using any water, use your tonic water. Tonic water glows under a black light!

2. When your Jell-o is ready (after it's chilled in the refrigerator for the given time) press your cookie cutters gently into the Jell-o. Wiggle them around a little bit to make sure the bottom of the piece you're removing isn't stuck to the sheet, and carefully pull the shape from the dish. Depending on the size of your cookie cutters, you may want to make two separate dishes of Jell-o with two separate boxes of Jell-o. One 10x15 dish yielded 12 Halloween shapes for me.

3. Keep your shapes in a single layer on a platter and place a spatula or cake server beside them for easy serving. Set them under a black light and you're done! It's that easy! Remember that these will start to melt if left out in a warm room for too long. Enjoy!

In case you want to make this glowing treat year round, I found a pack of 101 cookie cutters, almost exactly like the ones I have. :)

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