Whether you call these ‘jello’ or ‘jelly’ orange slices – these are a fun children’s party treat that are easy to make, taste delicious and look very enticing.
Jelly is gluten-free, but it’s always best to check the packaging each time, just to be sure some hidden gluten nasties haven’t found their way in.
For a recent birthday party at home, we went with the traffic light colours of red (raspberry), green (lime) and orange and they were very popular.
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Ingredients To Make Jelly Orange Slices
To create these jelly orange slices yourself, you will need the following:
- Boxes of jelly
A muffin tray will also come in very handy for holding the orange halves in place while the jelly sets.
Mix up your jelly crystals according to the packet and allow to cool slightly.
Hint: make sure to cut the orange top to bottom so that you aren’t creating any leaky holes in the orange halves! Use a tablespoon to gently remove the orange flesh and juice, again without creating any holes in the orange skin.
- 1 Muffin Tray
- 9 Oranges
- 3 boxes Jelly Crystals
- Wash and cut oranges in half (from top to bottom).9 Oranges
- Gently scoop out the flesh and juice from each orange half and sit them in the muffin tray.
- Make up the jelly crystals according to the packet instructions.3 boxes Jelly Crystals
- Pour the jelly mixture into the orange cups and refrigerate until the jelly is completely set (usually at least 4 hours).
- Using a sharp knife, cut each orange half into half again and plate them for serving.
Store the set jelly oranges in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These will keep well for a few days.
These ingredients aren’t suitable for freezing.
I usually make these the day before so that I know the jelly will be set firmly enough.
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