Over the Rainbow Gelatin Cups

You’re in luck! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Santa’s Scout Elves are sharing a colorful treat that creates a fun project for your little leprechauns. Besides hunting for four-leaf clovers, taking a bite out of this “pot of gold” is the Scout Elves’ favorite way to spend St. Paddy’s Day at the North Pole. We know you and your family will be over the rainbow for this yummy treat!

You’ll Need:

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Gelatin Cups – The Elf on the Shelf
  • Gelatin in five colors (red, orange, yellow, green and blue)
  • Greek yogurt (4 cups)
  • Whipped cream
  • Clear 9 oz. plastic cups
  • Two bowls
  • Whisk

Instructions:

Makes approximately 8–12 servings

  1. PUT the first packet of gelatin you are going to use into its own bowl. To create a rainbow, you’ll want to go in this order: blue, green, yellow, orange and red.
  2. ADD one cup of boiling water to the gelatin. Whisk the mixture and make sure the gelatin dissolves.

    St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Gelatin Cups – The Elf on the Shelf

  3. Divide the mixture in half and WAIT for it to cool.
  4. Once the gelatin is room temperature, WHISK 1/3 cup Greek yogurt into one of the bowls of gelatin. Helpful hint: if you mix the yogurt in too soon, it may curdle when combined with gelatin that is still hot.
  5. POUR the gelatin and Greek yogurt mixture into the cups in thin layers until it is all gone. Helpful hint: depending on the thickness of the layers, this recipe yields 8–12 servings.

    St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Gelatin Cups – The Elf on the Shelf

  6. Put the cups in the freezer for 15–20 minutes to SET. Once the gelatin and yogurt mixture has set, pour the second layer of plain blue gelatin on top in a thin layer.
  7. PUT the cups in the freezer for 15–20 minutes to set.
  8. Once it is set, REPEAT the first seven steps with the other gelatin packets. Remember to go by the colors of the rainbow!

    St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Gelatin Cups – The Elf on the Shelf

    St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Gelatin Cups – The Elf on the Shelf

  9. After completing the final layer, TOP with whipped cream and enjoy!

    St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Gelatin Cups – The Elf on the Shelf

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