6/7/10

Silly Citrus

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I am a sucker for citrus during the hot summer months (well, maybe all year long). I love how refreshing and juicy it is, not to mention that sweet smell! These jello filled bites are a fun twist on the tasty fruit!


These were fun and fairly simple to make. To make them yourself you'll need:
  • orange, lemon and lime flavored Jello (3oz boxes)
  • oranges, lemons and limes (as many as you'd like to make)
  • boiling water




***Before we start I should mention the oranges and lemons turned out tasty, but the limes (although cute) came out kind of bitter***

Start by cutting your fruit directly in half (through the axis).


Scoop out all the insides, being careful to keep the rind in tact. I used my fingers and tweezers! The tweezers came in handy when the casing of the fruit was stuck (especially in the lemons and limes). Next rinse and dry the inside and outside of the rinds. Place them in a muffin tin and make them as level as possible.


Do not follow the instructions on the Jello box, the fruit will not hold it's shape. Instead, mix 3/4 cup boiling water and 3 oz Jello mix together (no cold water needed), mix for 3 minutes. 1 3oz box of Jello will fill about 1 large orange, 3 whole lemons or 4 whole limes. Carefully fill your rinds as full as possible with the Jello mixture, the Jello will shrink a little once it sets. Transfer to the fridge for about 3 hours. Hint: if you have a "little helper" make sure they don't slam the fridge door shut while your back is turned, causing the Jello to spill out! :)


Once the Jello has set, turn the fruit open side down and, using a sharp serrated knife, slice in half and then in half again to form quarters (my lemons and limes were too small for quarters, so I just cut them in half).
Enjoy!


21 comments:

Gretta said...

What a cute idea & a great summertime treat for kids! I am going to do this with my kids soon. Have a blessed day!

Stacia said...

That is such a cute idea!

Tricia said...

I am soooo making these for our start to summer (school's out) party! Thank you so much for sharing. Such fun!

Becca said...

Megan these are adorable but not as adorable as that little sweet heart!

Pam @ PartyStart.Me said...

These are awesome!! Sharing them on my facebook fan page and blog later this week. Thanks!!

Melissa said...

Fun, fun, fun!!

Amy said...

What a fun idea to make with the kids on summer vacation!

Chic Cookies said...

Yum! Amanda from your comments here sent me a link to these and I posted a feature on my column today (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com).

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

These are great, can I share them in my newsletter this week?

Scrap Kia said...

I can't wait to try this...yummy =)

Ebony S said...

What a cute idea! I may have to go get some more fruit just to try this!

Becky said...

I recently made these in cantalope halves, never thought of using oranges - oranges and lemons are such a better size!

Michelle said...

Adorable and so easy! Can't wait to email a link to my niece!

Esther Yu Sumner said...

Super cute idea.

Carolina said...

When I saw the pic, I thought, "How did she do that?" Now that I've read the directions, it looks pretty simple to do (and the idea of using a muffin cup to hold them level is very clever). I will absolutely be doing this in the future! Thanks for the great idea!! : )

betzine said...

Oh man, my mom used to make these for my birthday parties when I was little. They are so good. Thanks for the recipe!

Jessica said...

thank you for this! I think I am going to make an adult version! ;)

Mari said...

Great Idea... I think this gonna be graet *-*

Tamara said...

Adorable! I totally want to make these. You made them sound so easy. Well, except for the tweezers part, LOL.

Be A Fun Mum said...

I love this so much!

David Ritchson said...

Very healthy specially for my kids they will love Oranges and also I take best multivitamins to complete the vitamins and nutrients that is needed for our body and to avoid possible illness may occur.