Monday, February 11, 2008

Cupid's Cups

Last Wednesday, Cloe needed to bring 20 treats to school. The letter of the week in her class was "P", so trying to be a creative mom, we endeavored to make jello "P"arfaits. Now, I had watched the weather and knew it was going to snow a zillion inches, but decided it would be my luck that they would have school if I didn't make the treats. SO, we made 20 cups of jello parfaits. It took a few more hours than I was expecting because of the number we had to make, but we were ready to go! Of course, the next day, school was canceled! Our kids had jello for breakfast, jello for our snack, jello for supper... They loved the snow day! These treats did turn out SUPER cute, though! It's definitely a recipe I will make again. They are so pretty that it's worth the time!

Cupid's Cup (or Jello PARFAITS--we tripled this recipe for 20 small cups)

2 c. boiling water (divided)
2 pkg. (4 serving size) Strawberry or Raspberry Jello
1 1/2 c. cold water, divided
ice cubes
1 c. Cool Whip (I used 2 whole tubs for my triple batch)
8 or 10 oz. clear cups

Stir in 1 cup boiling water into 1 package of jello until dissolved. Stir in 1 cup cold water and pour into cups. Chill until set.
Next, stir in 1 c. boiling water to other package of jello. Add ice and 1/2 c. water to equal 1 cup. Stir into jello until it starts to thicken. Whisk in cool whip. Pour evenly into cups and chill. The top 2 layers "magically" appear!

Top with any special heart candies right before serving.

Makes 8 2/3 c. servings or 7 servings in 10 oz. cups.