A Few Dr. Seuss Snacks…

2 Mar

Here are just a few quick treats we whipped up this morning for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday…  I’m hoping to make some Lorax treats later today, but I’ve got a sick middle son and I’m not sure I’ll get to it!

Dr. Seuss Layered Jello

Make a batch of your favorite red jello and leave it at room temp (do not put it in the icebox just yet)… I’ll post a homemade jello recipe next week, but using a boxed jello is great also!  Did you notice I used the word “icebox” I’ve just always wanted to call it that…  OK after you’ve made the jello, pour your first little bit into your serving glasses.  Go ahead and chill this first “line” of jello, but leave the remaining jello out of the fridge.  While this is chilling,  in a medium bowl add 1/4 cup of cold water. Sprinkle 1 package of Knox Gelatine over the cold water and let it sit for at least 1 minute. While the gelatin is sitting, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Whisk the hot water into the cold water and gelatin in the bowl. Add half a can of sweetened condensed milk. Whisk until the gelatin is dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool for 10 to 20 minutes. If you pour the steaming liquid on top of your set layer, it will start to dissolve the set layer.  So once that 20 minutes is up, your fridge layer should be set enough to pour and your white layer should be cool enough.  Go ahead and pour a little on the top of the set layer.  If it starts to mix, you’ll know it’s too early and STOP and wait another 5 minutes.  Repeat this process until you have a few layers!  The trick is that you don’t want to wait all night because your jello will form into “jello” even at room temperature…

The other recipes are super quick and easy.  I made the pretzel eggs and bacon in about 5 minutes.  Place a white melting disc (I used Wilton) on top of two pretzel sticks.  Pop them in a 350 degree oven for about 3 minutes.  Pull them out and place an M&M in the center.  One of my children DOES NOT LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM so we had to make some yellow eggs too…

Last but not least is the life saver hats.  I used the left over melting chocolate from the eggs and spread a little on the top half of an oreo cookie.  I then placed a red lifesaver (gummy or regular) on top of the melted chocolate and repeated the process…  This really only took me a couple of minutes!

Happy Birthday Mr. Seuss!


One Response to “A Few Dr. Seuss Snacks…”


  1. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss | - February 25, 2014

    […] What’s a party without some fun snacks!  Here are a few quick and easy treats to make for the big birthday bash :).  DR. SEUSS SNACKS LINK […]

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