Finger Jello (Gelatin) Recipes

Finger Jello is just that a firmer version that is easily cut into shapes and eaten with your fingers. This page contains finger Jello (gelatin) recipes.

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Does anyone have a recipe for "Finger Jello"? Back in the late 70's, early 80's I use to use Jello powder and Knox Gelatin and water but do not remember the amounts of each. You can cut it into shapes and it is easy to handle and take for snacks to school, etc. It is easy to pick up and eat for little fingers!

By moose-2 from Sarnia, Canada

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Thanks to everyone for recipes for "Finger Jello"

I will share these with my daughter as well. She has a 15 month old son that will enjoy these recipes like his Mom did when she was his age!!

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I'd like to add fruit into my finger jello and was wondering how long should I wait before adding it, before it becomes too firm. Thank you for your help!

By John

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I always wait until it is about half set.

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This is the recipe for jello you can pick up and eat with your fingers. It can be made with the same amount of splenda or sugar. You can cut them into squares or make use of cookie cutters.

I always do this the night before. I don't know how long it takes to have the jello set during the day.


  • 2 1/2 envelopes plain gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 6 oz package fruit flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup sugar or splenda
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  1. Combine plain gelatin and 1 cup water and let stand.
  2. Mix fruit flavored gelatin, one cup water and sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. Take off heat.
  4. Add 1/2 cup water and plain gelatin water. Mix lightly.
  5. Pour into flat bottomed dish 11x9x1/2 inches.
  6. Put in the refrigerator to cool.
  7. When set, cut into squares.
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This is great for little ones in your home!


  • 3 sm. pkgs. any flavor Jello
  • 3 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • 4 cup boiling water


Mix Jello and gelatin together. Pour boiling water over mixture and stir until mixture is dissolved. Pout into a 9x12 inch pan and chill. Cut into shapes after mixture is well chilled.

Servings: varies
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: minimal - only long enough for water to boil Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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  • 3 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cup orange juice (cold)
  • 1 1/2 cup orange juice (heated to boiling)
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar or honey (opt.)


In medium bowl, mix unflavored gelatin with cold orange juice. Add hot juice and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved; stir in sugar. Pour into an 8 or 9 inch baking pan and chill until firm. To serve, cut into 1 inch squares. Makes about 6 dozen.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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