Thursday, March 14, 2013

Prepping for St. Patty's Day

We're gearing up for St. Patrick's day around here. Natalie thought we needed some green Jell-O roll-ups. They're so easy to make I couldn't say no. Then when I put some on her plate I realized I could easily turn them into a shamrock. (Sometimes I'm so smart.)

On the Kraft website

Jell-O roll-ups
1 (3 oz.) pkg. jello
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Lightly spray an 8 or 9 inch pan square pan with non-stick cooking spray and make sure it is spread well.
Stir together water and jello powder in a glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute.   Remove bowl and stir well making sure jello is dissolved.  If necessary, return to microwave for 20 seconds or so to make sure jello is dissolved and stir again.
Add marshmallows and return to microwave for 20-40 seconds or until marshmallows have just begun to puff.  This is the key to a successful marshmallow layer!  If you over cook the marshmallows, they just dissolve and your roll-up will not have two distinct layers.
Whisk quickly until marshmallows are dissolved.
Pour quickly into prepared pan and chill in fridge for 45 minutes or until well set.  Creamy layer will float to the top.
Remove the pan from fridge.  At this point,  the jello should be very firm and easy to handle.  Gently pull one side away from pan and lift entire sheet onto counter.  Starting at one end, roll up tightly.  With seam side down, cut into 10-12 (1/2) inch slices.  I use a piece of dental floss and cut them like I would cinnamon rolls.