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imaginable underwater world

Recipe by
Melanie Ross
Rumford, ME

Kids love to make and eat these mini aquarium snacks.

method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For imaginable underwater world

  • 2
    3 oz boxes of blue jello (or one bigger 6 oz box)
  • gummy fish
  • gummy sharks
  • crushed vanilla oreos, or other vanilla cookies
  • plastic clear cups
  • paper umbrellas

How To Make imaginable underwater world

  • 1
    Make the jello according the package directions pour powder into a bowl, add 2 cups boiling water, stir about 2 minutes until completely dissolved, add the cold water.
  • 2
    Pour approx. 1/2 cup of the jello into individual clear plastic cups and refrigerate for about 2 hours until it's soft set. You want it to be gelled enough that the fish won't sink to the bottom, but not so hard that you can't push them in.
  • 3
    Add the gummy fish and sharks (I found it worked well to spear a fish with a toothpick, push it into the jello, then use another toothpick to release it).
  • 4
    Put back in the fridge for about another two hours to fully set.
  • 5
    Now add the vanilla cookie crumbs (the sand). Next add the umbrellas