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Mango-Strawberry Jello Jigglers

September/October 2012

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These sweet mango-strawberry jello jigglers are fun to make and even more fun to eat. Great for an after school snack or a simple weeknight dessert.


Mango-Strawberry Jello Jigglers Recipe

Makes: 16 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups mango juice
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold orange juice
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 cup diced mango

Preparation

  1. Bring mango 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 mango juice and stir to completely dissolve the gelatin, 2 to 3 minutes. Add sugar and stir for 1 minute to dissolve. Whisk in orange juice.
  3. Refrigerate until the mixture is the consistency of thin pudding and is just starting to set around the edges, 1 to 1 3/4 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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 3 days; unmold just before serving.

Nutrition

Per serving: 57 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 10 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 5 mg sodium; 82 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (54% daily value), Vitamin A (17% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 1/2 fruit



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