Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Marshjellow Pinwheels

So I asked you all on FB when jello was a side and when it is dessert.  I tell ya, I just don't know.  You all probably know by now my disdain for the texture of jello.  But, this has possibly changed me.  Possibly.

It was funny to hear your stories of jello.  Because I mean seriously, who knew the world felt so strongly one way or another about it.  My mom and her shredded cabbage and carrots IN jello, ACK.  I sadly know she is not alone, many of you posted memories of that particular dish.  If you can call it that!  I always would eat my jello plain, nothing in it and I always wanted whipped cream on it.  I guess that makes it certifiably, "dessert".  I found this recipe and had to give it a try because generally, things like this don't turn out nicely for me.  As you can see it did, and it was SO unbelievably easy.  I would serve this for a meal with some whipped cream because I actually enjoyed this!  You can use any flavor of jello you want but might I strongly suggest apricot, like I used?  So delicious!

You will need:

1- 3 oz. box of Jello (flavor is your choice)
1/2 cup water
1 cup mini marshmallows

In a glass 8x8 dish, spray lightly with cooking spray and then use a paper towel to spread it around and thin it out.  Set aside.

In a bowl add in jello powder and 1/2 water.  Microwave for 30 seconds and then whisk.  Make sure all jello powder is dissolved.  Micro another 20 seconds if you need to, but you should be OK with 30.  Now add in your marshmallows and stir them around until they are coated.  Microwave another 30 seconds.  Stir marshmallows (or whisk) until they are all combined.  If they aren't all melted microwave in 20 second increments to get them all melted and combined with the jello.  Pour mixture into your greased dish and refrigerate at least 1 hour.  You will see the marshmallows in an act of extreme magic, separate from the jello to form 2 layers.  When your mixture is set, run a knife around the perimeter and picking up one small corner and working your way across, start rolling the jello.  You an easily lift it out and place on a serving tray.  I cut these with a thread, get it underneath the roll and cross your threads and pull to cut.  You could also use a very sharp knife.

These are fun and could be made to fit color themes or holidays! 
Your "getting friendly with jello" Chefwannabe


  1. OH MY I wonder if this can be done with whip topping like a jello 1-2-3 mold hmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. I had these all the time as a kid. Decided to make them for my kids but couldn't find the directions. Thanks for this post :D Can't wait to make them with the kiddos