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Valentine's Day Jello Jigglers

Valentine's Day Jello Jigglers is a fun dessert that makes everyone smile made with all-natural herbal hibiscus tea, pomegranate juice and grass-fed gelatin.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 52kcal
Author: HWC Magazine

Ingredients

  • 1 sachet hibiscus tea bag
    or 1 heaping tablespoon loose leaf dried hibiscus tea (organic)
  • 1 cup boiled water
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup 100% pomegranate juice
    cold (split into ¼ cup and ¾ cup)
  • 2 tablespoon grass fed gelatin
  • Spray oil
  • silicon mold Wilton Ruffled heart shaped silicone molds - 6 hearts or a 8 x 8 inch pan and heart shaped cookie cutters.

Instructions

  • Boil water to make tea.
  • Place ¼ COLD pomegranate juice in bowl and sprinkle over your grass-fed gelatin over the top, evenly. Just leave it sit and then when it starts to thicken up stir well to mix.
  • In the meantime, Place your hibiscus tea bag or loose-leaf tea and steep in 1 cup hot water for about 5 minutes. Remove tea bag or loose-leaf hibiscus flowers from your cup. Add honey to taste. (FYI- hibiscus flowers can leave a blue/pink stain on your countertops so be sure to use paper towels underneath. Usually a little bleach water will help it come right out)
  • Slowly add the hot sweetened hibiscus tea into the bloomed gelatin and stir until all dissolved. Then add the other ¾ cup cold pomegranate juice in and stir well.
  • Spray a little cooking spray on your molds so they do not stick, especially if they have a lot of grooves. Gently pour the liquid jello gelatin into the molds or 8 x 8 pan. (If using a silicone mold, be sure to place this on a baking sheet BEFORE you pour in your jello gelatin mixture into the mold. You can thank us later)
  • Refrigerate the heart molds or 8 x 8 inch pan with gelatin for at least 3 hours or until firmly set.
  • Silicone Molds: Remove heart happy jello molds from fridge and place in a shallow dish of warm water to help them unstick- about 2 minutes. Carefully push on the underside of the silicone mold and push out the heart-shaped jello jigglers.
  • Cookie Cutter Method: If you used a 8 x 8 inch pan then you can now use cookie cutters or hand cut into shapes and blocks, use a spatula warmed in water to remove from bottom of pan. Be very gentle so they do not tear.
  • Play with your food. Make it wiggle, jiggle and dance then pop it in your mouth. Valentine's Day Jello Jigglers are firm and made with less water than traditional jello, so you can eat it with your fingers. Enjoy the cool, refreshing and sweet taste of this childhood nostalgic favorite.

Notes

You can use any 100% juice you like except, mango, pineapple, papaya, kiwi and ginger as these have an enzyme that will not allow your jello to set. (exception: if you use canned juices or cook your juice first this neutralized the enzyme)
You can use all juice if you would like instead of combining hibiscus tea and pomegranate juice.
You can exchange honey with maple syrup or other sweetener of choice.
If you want to make this recipe vegan you can try to exchange the gelatin with agar agar but we have not tested this out. Technically speaking, you should be able to use 2 tablespoons agar agar powder in this recipe but we have not tested it with agar. (we do not know how much it would be in agar agar flakes or agar sheets.)

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg