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Grape Jello Jigglers

  • 20 m
  • 3 h 30 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Forget the artificial colors and flavors–our hand-held grape jello jiggler is made with fruit juice and packed with apples and grapes–a treat you can feel good about eating.”

Ingredients

    • 2 cups white grape juice
    • 1 cup cold water
    • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
    • ⅓ cup sugar
    • 1 cup cold purple grape juice or additional white grape juice
    • 1 medium red apple, diced
    • 1 cup diced green and red seedless grapes

Directions

  • 1 Bring 2 cups white grape juice to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat.
  • 2 Meanwhile, pour water into a large heatproof bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over the water; let stand for 3 minutes. Add the juice and stir to completely dissolve the gelatin, 2 to 3 minutes. Add sugar and stir for 1 minute to dissolve. Whisk in purple grape (or additional white grape) juice.
  • 3 Refrigerate until the mixture is the consistency of thin pudding and is just starting to set around the edges, 1 to 1¾ hours. The time will vary depending on the size of your bowl and how cold your refrigerator is. After 1 hour, start checking every 5 to 10 minutes because it thickens quickly after that.
  • 4 Gently but thoroughly whisk the mixture until it's uniform. Stir in diced fruit. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch pan. Cover the pan with plastic wrap, without touching the jello.
  • 5 Refrigerate until very firm, about 3 hours. To test if it's ready, touch it with your finger. If your finger does not stick, it's done.
  • 6 Run a small, sharp knife around the edge of the pan. Cut into 16 squares then gently pry the squares out with a butter knife.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 3 days; unmold just before serving.
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