Desserts, Holiday

Lucky jello treats

February 28, 2014

Green is my all time favorite color. I look forward to Christmas and St. Patrick’s day every year so I can put together fun little treats to have mini celebrations with my four year old. This year I was fresh out of ideas. Not one single thing came to mind. I opened my pantry in search of something  that might work out… I spotted the boxes of green goo and instantly thought of all of those great layered Jell-O posts that are floating around the web. I figured… Why not try it out and create my own lucky jello treats?!

lucky jello treatas

First things first… I didn’t think these would take as long as they did. Prepare them the day before so that way you won’t give up when you are elbow deep in sticky dessert with the kids pulling at your pants asking when they’ll be ready. Next, I found that shot glass portion size is just right for me and my little. You can find tiny spoons in the party aisle that I think were made for these. Not kidding.

lucky jello treats ingredients

So start with your green Jell-O. Whip it up just like it says on the back of the box, but leave out 1/2 a cup of the cold water. Layer it in your choice of serving tray using unflavored gelatin mixed with sweetened condensed milk as the white layer. Top with a little whipped cream and yellow sprinkles for your gold. You can do the layers thin or thick depending on the look you want to go for. You can even add in some additional colors if you are really patient.

lucky jello treats mini cups

Lucky jello treats


  • 1-2 boxes of green Jell-O
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin


  1. Stir one box of Jell-O with 1 cup of boiling water until dissolved. Add 1/2 cup cold water. Layer into your desired containers and place into the refrigerator until set.
  2. Combine the sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup of boiling water.
  3. Stir 1/2 cup cold water and your unflavored gelatin until dissolved. Mix into the sweetened condensed milk. Layer over the set green layer.
  4. Continue until you reach the top. Mix together the additional box of Jell-O if necessary.

Comments (11)

  • Laura Muir Reply

    February 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

    How fun! My daughter would love these! I am going to have to whip up some fun st. pattys day treats too. Cute idea! 🙂

  • Vanessa Barker Reply

    February 28, 2014 at 9:12 am

    These are so cute. If love to cool off with one on a warm spring day!

  • aimee @ like mother like daughter Reply

    February 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

    These are super cute! When I made layered jello it took so long! I wasn’t home during the day so I could only do like 2 layers a day. I love the shot glasses. Our cups were too big to eat. Where did you get them?

    • Jesseca Reply

      February 28, 2014 at 9:29 am

      We got a few glass sets at our wedding. I’m not positive where they are from, but you can get some cute ones at Ross or Home Goods.

  • Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen Reply

    February 28, 2014 at 9:39 am

    I love how these look! I bet they taste amazing too. Pinned!

  • Melissa Reply

    February 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Can’t wait to try this. Looks delicious and great for all ages.

  • Debra Reply

    March 3, 2014 at 10:50 am

    These turned out so cute! I am going to have to make them!

  • Leanne Reply

    March 4, 2014 at 11:29 am

    These are so cute! My kids would love them. Green is my favorite color too.

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty Reply

    March 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    How did I not know that green is your favorite color TOO?! We are twiners!!! What a fun St. Patricks DAy idea!

  • Holly C. Reply

    March 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Perfect and easy green treat. It’s on our list for St. Patrick’s day. Thanks!

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