St. Patrick's Day Treat for Toddlers

Suzanne Murray


pot of gold jello treat

Photo from Family Fun

Looking for some ideas for St. Patrick's Day crafts and treats for your toddler? Family Fun magazine has lots of them. I'll be treating my little leprechaun to a tasty, emerald pot of gold. It's so simple to make. Here's how:


You'll need: (makes 6)

3-ounce box of lemon flavored gelatin

6 limes

Sugar (a teaspoons or so)

6 teaspoons whipped cream


Make the Gelatin:

Line an 8-inch square baking dish with plastic wrap, leaving several inches of overhang on each side (this will make removing the gelatin easier). Combine a 3-ounce box of lemon-flavor gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water in a medium bowl, stirring until the gelatin is dissolved. Stir in 1 cup of cold water, then pour the mixture into the baking dish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill the gelatin for 4 hours or until firm, then slice the gelatin into 1/2-inch cubes.


Make the Emeral Pots:

Cut off the top quarter off 6 limes. Then, without cutting into the fruit, slice a thin layer of peel from the bottom of each one to help them stand upright. With a small knife, cut around the inside of each lime's rind to loosen the pulp, then spoon it out to make a shell.


Add Gold to Pot:

Place a pinch of sugar and 1 teaspoon of whipped cream in the bottom of each shell, then fill each lime with gelatin gold.




What treats are you making for St. Patrick's day?

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