Your Lil’ Chef can help make these super adorable Valentine’s Day treats before gobbling up the sweet gelatin kisses for a snack or dessert.
3 packages (3 ounces each) red flavored gelatin (or your favorite flavor)
4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
Pink decorating icing
1. Place all the red gelatin in a large bowl. Pour in 3 cups boiling water; stir to dissolve gelatin, about 3 minutes. In another bowl, sprinkle 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin over 3 cups cold water. Let gelatin sit to absorb water, then stir to combine. Pour clear gelatin into red gelatin, and stir to combine. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan, and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
2. Dip lip-shaped cookie cutter into hot water, then cut out shapes from set gelatin. To make it easier to remove "lips" from pan, place bottom of pan in hot water for 5 to 8 seconds, then remove the cutouts with a thin spatula. Pipe outline of lips using pink decorating icing.
Susan is the Raleigh mom of two and owner of cooking studios for kids and teens including Lil' Chef in Raleigh's North Hills. Go Ask Mom features recipes every Friday. For more, check WRAL.com's recipe database.