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Valentine Cutouts Recipe

Valentine Cutouts Recipe

Cool, fruity and creamy, these gelatin treats are richer than plain gelatin and cut easily into whatever shape you'd like. They're a fun finger food that works for any holiday or theme. -Annette Ellyson, Carolina, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) cherry or raspberry gelatin
  • 2-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in water; set aside for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix until smooth, about 1 minute. Quickly pour into gelatin; whisk until well blended. Pour into an oiled 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill until set. Cut into cubes or use a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 113 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Valentine Cutouts

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erinmarie78
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2009

"Oh my goodness, these are SO GOOD! So far I've made them with strawberry gelatin and lime gelatin. The lime works great for St. Patrick's Day, and I used a shamrock cookie cutter. I've already made this recipe quite a few times and everyone who's tried them has loved them... will definitely keep on making them!"

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pinkygem
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2009

"These are great. I took them to a church fellowship and they were a hit. I am going to try other combinations of flavors and use different cookie cutters. Many possibilities with this recipe!"

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mrs_h
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"These were a little too sweet for my tastes, but I think they would be perfect for kids."

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marlaray
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2009

"My three y/o grandson enjoyed the Valentine jigglers. My daughter liked them as well and we discussed lime jello on St Paddy's Day and peach jello for spring/Easter. We plan to use the receipe again, although I thought it was a lot of jello and it was certainly "stiff". I used sugar free jello."

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SunnieB
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2009

"These were very good! My husband wanted to take some to work to "show off" what I made him."

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Lisa43
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2009

"This was WONDERFUL in so many ways. I used the raspberry jello along with the vanilla pudding and they came out PERFECT! They set so nicely, "jiggled" perfectly..I have several different sizes of hearts so they turned out so cute. We added dollops of whipped cream and different kinds of Valentine sprinkles. My family and neighbors loved them. What a great combination..both the jello and pudding. A 4 year old could make this without messing it up. So easy and the flavor was sooooo good! Thanks so much for sharing a recipe that I will make over and over again. It's impossible to screw this one up! Can't wait to try your other recipes!"

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glb006
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"That is why we have recipes, so that we get a good product. When different items are substituted, they havent been tried and then you are on your own as to if the product will be an acceptable product or not. I do substitute also and when I do, I understand that my product may not be the best it could be. Obviously this product should not be made with sugar free jello/pudding,unless some adjustments are made."

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menlo
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"I made the cut outs with sugar free jello and sugar free pudding. They were watery and left an awful aftertaste. Not sure if I will try them with the regular pudding and jello."

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lspiess
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2009

"I made them and they tasted really good, cut well with the cookie cutters but when I tried picking them up, they were too soft and broke. I used sugar free jello and pudding so maybe this made a difference. I would make it again and put in pudding cups and top with cool whip and a cherry on top and have a great dessert just not in cute shapes."

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ekiefer
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2009

"loved how easy it was, had my 18 month old granddaughter help me cut out the hearts"

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goofylouie
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"It was great & easy!!"

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pennyjensen
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"Yummy!! Way better than the regular "jigglers"! I sent the recipe to all my friends and family with young children, who will love to make and eat these too."

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sj55
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"We all loved these and I've made them again today!

SJRyan"

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rosemom4
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"I made these for my annual Valentine lunch. I put a heart shaped Junior Mint in the center of the heart. I put a dollop of whipped cream at the top of the heart and added 2 mint sprigs on top of the whipped cream. In the center of the whipped cream where the 2 mint sprigs met, I placed a candy conversation heart. These touches added some color and fun.

rosemom4"

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scdavis
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"Neither of my 3 grandchildren liked them at all. Myself and some of the other adults thought they we ok. The pudding definately makes them better than plain jigglers, but I probably won't make them again."

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aecape
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"These treats where a snap to make and the kids loved them! I made them for my son's class party and the adults liked them as much as the children did. I think I have found my new treat to take to parties. I am already planning for Easter and St. Patricks day jello cutouts!

I love the texture that the pudding adds, I will not make plain jigglers without the pudding again."

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dbcas
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"I used orange gelatin since that was what I had but my kids weren't thrilled with it and said they like plain gelatin better. I thought it tasted a little like a creamsicle."

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bethar
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"These were a fun treat and turned out well. :) I, too, used sugar-free jello and pudding as well as skim milk. When I make them again I will probably just cut them in squares so as not to have the "left-overs" from around the cookie-cutter-shapes; but it was fun to do the hearts for a Valentine's treat. Just like jello, though, these do not last very long. Our left overs began to get "watery" after the first day so you'll want to make them for an occasion where they will be eaten right away. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)"

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Trea
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2009

"What type of Gluten Free recipes do you have--or adaptations of regualar recipes?

Trea"

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thirdone
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"Since I am diabetic,I make these with sugar free jello, sugar free pudding, & 2 o/o milk. The carb count would be as listed on the pudding box. The taste would be no different than the regular stuff. I always use the sugar free in recipes and it always comes out great. But ALWAYS remember, Sugar Free does not always mean that there are no carbs."

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motherbear2728
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"How did this work out with the sugar free items. Alice"

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plytmkutr
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"I am going to try this with sugar free items. Looks good."

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gayle217
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"Can't these be made with sugar free jello and pudding and low fat milk? That should't affect the outcome, I wouldn't think."

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marcoates
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"This sounds like a fun thing to serve for a snack or dessert. Looking forward to trying it --I will try it for St. Patrick's Day with a Shamrock cookie cutter and lime jello."

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maxertel
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"I make "finger jello" with 3 boxes of jello & 6 or so packets of knox unflavored gelatin."

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Mary Hochstetter
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"for diabetics...use sugar free jell-o and pudding. Carbs would be differant though than what listed. I think my daugther will like these..she's diabetic. I'm gonna try this one:)"

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djb1240
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"Excellent dessert. Also good for parties."

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patricagreenglass
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"sound very good and healty ."

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CarrollS
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"I think it would be great to use all sugar free ingredients! Even more diabetic friendly!"

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lynigues
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"Excellent recipe. Kids love to help make it. Vary the flavors & shapes with the holidays."

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