28 February 2013 ~ Comments Off

An easy and inexpensive St. Patty’s treat for the kids.

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and that means parades and class parties. Here is a treat that is not only easy to make but is a HUGE hit among the kids and teachers. I make this every year for both my children’s classes and they always love it. All you need is green gelatin, Air Head candy rainbows, clear plastic tumblers, and whipped cream. Shoprite has the tumblers a pack of 25 for just $2.24 and they also have the Royal gelatin 3 boxes for $1 so I highly suggest you get them there. The candy rainbows are $1 a pack in the $1 section of Target but you can also buy them by the case at Sam’s Club for less than $9. I bought the case being I have a LOT of kids to make for. First thing you do is prepare the gelatin as per the package instructions and fill each tumbler 1/2 – 2/3 of the way full and refrigerate until firm. Next open the candy rainbow and with kitchen shears cut them in half as you will only need half a rainbow for each cup. When you are ready to serve the treats spray some whipped cream on opposite sides of the cup and sit the rainbow up with an end in each blob of whipped cream. Now if you want to prepare this ahead of time you can skip the whipped cream and instead use mini marshmellows for the clouds. Just make small piles of marshmellow and heat either with a heat gun or in the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power until they marshmellows are mushy enough to squish together into a cloud and insert one end of the rainbow into each cloud. Then once cool you can sit each rainbow in the cup of gelatin.


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