Did you ever make jello shots when you were in college? I have vague recollections of downing a few blue and orange jello shots at a Super Bowl party a few years back! These cute firecrackers are just regular jello shots minus a certain ingredient and I found them here.
To make them you will need:
1 1/3 cups boiling water, divided
1 package (3 oz) Berry Blue Jello
1 package (3 oz) Cherry Jello
1 envelope Knox Unflavored Gelatine
1 cup milk, divided
3 tblsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
maraschino cherries with stems
Add 2/3 cup boiling water to the berry blue jello in a bowl. Stir until the jello dissolves. Spoon about 2 tsp. of the jello into 20 (1 oz) plastic shot glasses and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Sprinkle the Knox gelatine over 1/4 cup of the milk in a bowl. Bring the remaining milk to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and sugar. Add to the gelatine mixture and stir until it dissolves. Spoon about 2 tsp. of the gelatine mixture into the glasses and refrigerate for ten minutes. Add a maraschino to the top of the gelatine mixture with the stem up and refirgerate for another ten minutes. Add 2/3 cup boiling water to the cherry jello in a bowl. Stir until the jello dissolves. Spoon about 2 tsp. of the jello into the glasses around the maraschino cherries and refirgerate at least 2 hours. I couldn't find any plastic shot glasses so I used some 7 oz. glasses instead and doubled the recipe to get 10 shots.
If you are having an adult 4th of July party and want to add that certain ingredient you can reduce the water. Add 1/2 cup boiling water and 1/4 cup vodka to each of the berry blue and cherry jellos and continue as directed. I think the cherry stems are adorable as the firecracker fuses (except mine are a little crooked). Give these a try!
Note: My red layer was a little frothy when I added it to the glasses so it looks a little strange. It tastes fabulous, though! I have never had much luck with jello! Once I was given the assignment to bring a jello salad to Thanksgiving dinner. My jello mold wasn't sealed properly so I got jello all over my kitchen floor! My family reminds me of this every Thanksgiving!