Jello Pinwheels

Darell Bell


This is a really easy recipe that I found online. It uses Jello, marshmallows, and water..THATS IT!

These remind me of "fruit by the foot" or fruit snacks. I have used all different types of jello. I love orange jello with this recipe because the mix with the marshmallows reminds me of a Orange Creamsicle.

QUICK TIP: Trying to cut the pinwheel once it's rolled can be difficult with a knife. You can use dental floss to cut these and they turn out perfect every time.

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1 pkg
(3 1/2 ounce) jello, any flavor
1/2 c
boiling water
1 1/2 c
marshmallows, mini or 12 large marshmallow

How to Make Jello Pinwheels


  • 1Lightly spray an 8 or 9 inch square pan with cooking spray. If you do not have cooking spray you can also line the pan with plastic wrap so that it comes up the sides.
  • 2Mix the gelatin and water in a medium sized bowl until gelatin is dissolved.
  • 3Add the marshmallows until they are dissolved into the jello. If the marshmallows do not melt, place in the microwave for 10 second intervals until melted.
  • 4Gently pour the jello/marshmallow mixture into the pan.
  • 5Chill for 1 hour (The marshmallow and jello will separate forming two distinctive layers).
  • 6Remove the chilled jello from the refrigerator and remove from the pan or peel away from the plastic wrap.

    TIPS FOR REMOVING THE JELLO: You may want to dip a butter knife in hot water and run in around the sides of the pan to loosen it. Also after loosening up the sides you can also roll the jello into a roll in the pan if you are having trouble getting it out.
  • 7With the jello side down (marshmallow side up) roll the square into a roll (pinwheel).
  • 8Use dental floss to cut the Jello into 1/2 inch slices. You should get about 10 to 12 pinwheels.
  • 9Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until needed.

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About Jello Pinwheels

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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