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jell-o layered margarita bites

(19 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Stevie Seber
Avon, UT

It's refreshing and great for parties.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Margarita Jell-O is not an easy find, so we improvised by using two boxes of lime Jell-o and 1 cup of boiling margarita mix in place of 1/2 the boiling water called for in the recipe. We loved the way it turned out - the perfect light bite for your next adult party. Be sure to garnish with salt... It really makes the dish!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(19 ratings)
yield 9 - four piece servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For jell-o layered margarita bites

  • 2 c
    boiling water
  • 2 pkg
    jell-o brand margarita flavor gelatin
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
    grated peel and juice from lime
  • 2 c
    thawed cool whip topping

How To Make jell-o layered margarita bites

  • 1
    STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mixes with wire whisk in a large bowl at least 2 mins. Stir in tequila and 2 tbs of lime juice. Add whipped topping and 1 tsp of the lime peel; stir until whipped topping is completely melted and well blended.
  • 2
    Pour into an 8 inch square pan.
  • 3
    Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Cut into 36 pieces to serve. Garnish with additional lime peel and coarse salt, if desired. For non-alcoholic substitute cold water for tequila.