Valentine Cutouts Recipe
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Valentine Cutouts Recipe

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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
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 113 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Valentine Cutouts in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p33

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erinmarie78 User ID: 1623503 10143
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!"

pinkygem User ID: 3524979 9178
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!"

mrs_h User ID: 3544768 200573
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

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

marlaray User ID: 3197213 10256
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."

SunnieB User ID: 764318 15557
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2009

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

Lisa43 User ID: 570678 6535
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!"

glb006 User ID: 1264573 6532
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."

menlo User ID: 407561 200572
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."

lspiess User ID: 3132674 15498
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."

ekiefer User ID: 1418588 200571
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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