Sensational Finger Jello Without Knox

Sensational Recipe Finger Jello Without Knox

Last Updated on August 6, 2022 by Zara R.

If you are looking for a fun and unique party treat, you should try these sensational finger jello without Knox. They are a great snack that both kids and adults will love. They are easy to serve and you don’t have to worry about them making a mess from crumbs.

The great thing about finger jello is that you can make it into any shape that you want. This makes it great to serve at holiday celebrations or themed parties. They are simple to make and are a recipe that the whole family can enjoy preparing.

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What is Knox Gelatin?

Knox Gelatin is a brand of unflavored, plain gelatin that is used in a variety of desserts. It is made from collagen, which is derived from boiling animal bones, skin, and tissue, so it is not vegetarian-friendly.

Since Knox has no additives, it is essentially pure protein. It helps thicken foods and gives jello its signature wiggly texture. It is a common ingredient in finger jello, jams, jellies, ice cream, cheesecake, pudding, and much more.

Since Know brand does not have any flavoring in it, flavoring must be added in addition. Jell-O brand, on the other hand, comes in packets that are already flavored. They offer a large variety of flavors such as lime, lemon, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, peach, orange, and many more.

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What You Need To Make This Finger Jello Recipe

Ingredients

To make this finger jello recipe without Knox, you will need:

  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 4 packages (3 ounces each) Jell-O Lime, divided (or your flavor of choice)
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup multi-colored sprinkles (optional)

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • 8-inch square saucepan
  • Cooking spray
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife

Step by step instructions

Step one: Boil water and add jello

Boil your water in a small saucepan and then add 1 1/3 cups of water to a medium mixing bowl. Then, add two packs of your Jell-O to a medium bowl with the water and stir for two minutes, until completely dissolved.

Step two: Refrigerate jello

Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray and pour in your Jello mixture. Then, place it in the fridge for 25-30 minutes, until the jello is set but not firm.

Step three: Add remaining water and jello

In a medium mixing bowl, add your remaining boiling water with the rest of your jello packages. Mix the water and Jell-O packets together with the hot water for two minutes, until they are completely dissolved.

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Step four: Add evaporated milk

Add the evaporated milk to the jello mixture and refrigerate for 15 minutes, or until the mixture is slightly thickened.

Step five: Combine the two jello mixtures

Pour the jello mixture with evaporated milk on top of the first jello mixture.

Step six: Return to fridge

Return your jello to the fridge and refrigerate for four hours or until set firm.

Step seven: Slice the jello

Once the jello is firm, remove it from the fridge and turn it out onto a cutting board. If desired, you may garnish it with multi-color or seasonal sprinkles.

Using a sharp knife, cut the jello into four rows and then cut each row into seven alternating triangles. You can also cut the jello into any desired shape you would like.

Tips And Tricks

Instead of using a knife to cut jello, you can use cookie cutters instead. Using cookie cutters will allow you to achieve fun, intricate shapes and it is also easy to do. If you do use cookie cutters, use metal ones over plastic as it will be much easier to cut with metal ones.

Instead of lime, you can use any flavor of Jell-O that you would like. If desired, you can also use the sugar-free version instead.

If you are having trouble removing your finger jello from the pan, you can dip it in some warm water, careful to not go above the rim. Then, take your finger and dip it in the warm water and then run it along the edges of the dish to loosen the jello. Next, invert the pan onto a plate or cutting board and gently shake the jello out of the pan.

You can let the jello rest in the pan for up to 24 hours before removing it from the pan and slicing it into shapes. In addition, you can store any leftover jello cubes in the fridge in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap. It will last for up to seven to ten days in your fridge when properly stored.

It is not recommended to freeze jello squares, as they will not maintain their desirable texture when thawing out. If you notice that your jello has pools of liquid on the top, it is spoiled and no longer good. In addition, throw it out if you notice any signs of mold, or if it has an off taste, smell, or texture.

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Servings And Preparation Time

Bake Time

Preparation Time Servings 

0 minutes

15 minutes (5 hours total time)

28

Delicious And Simple Finger Jello Without Knox

This delicious recipe for finger jello is perfect for any occasion, especially for the holidays. It is easy to prepare and you can cut the jello into any shape you like or use cookie cutters to make intricate designs. This is something that both kids and adults will love and you can easily make it any flavor that you would like.

The jello squares will last in your fridge for up to seven to ten days when you properly store them. It is also a great snack to make ahead of time, as you can let it sit in the fridge for up to 24 hours before shaping. However, just be sure not to freeze your jello as it will mess up the texture and create a sticky mess.

Did you enjoy this tutorial on how to make finger jello without Knox? If so, please share this tasty and fun jello recipe with your friends and family so they can enjoy it as well.

Sensational Finger Jello Without Knox

If you are looking for a fun and unique party treat, you should try these sensational finger jello without Knox. They are a great snack that both kids and adults will love. They are easy to serve and you don't have to worry about them making a mess from crumbs.
Prep Time30 mins
Refrigerate time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: finger jello recipe, finger jello without knox, jello cubes, jello squares
Servings: 28
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • 8-inch square saucepan
  • Cooking spray
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 4 packages (3 ounces each) Jell-O Lime, divided (or your flavor of choice)
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup multi-colored sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  • Boil water and add jello.
    Boil your water in a small saucepan and then add 1 1/3 cups of water to a medium mixing bowl. Then, add two packs of your Jell-O to a medium bowl with the water and stir for two minutes, until completely dissolved.
    2 cups boiling water, divided, 4 packages (3 ounces each) Jell-O Lime, divided (or your flavor of choice)
  • Refrigerate jello.
    Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray and pour in your Jello mixture. Then, place it in the fridge for 25-30 minutes, until the jello is set but not firm.
  • Add remaining water and jello.
    In a medium mixing bowl, add your remaining boiling water with the rest of your jello packages. Mix the water and Jell-O packets together with the hot water for two minutes, until they are completely dissolved.
    2 cups boiling water, divided, 4 packages (3 ounces each) Jell-O Lime, divided (or your flavor of choice)
  • Add evaporated milk.
    Add the evaporated milk to the jello mixture and refrigerate for 15 minutes, or until the mixture is slightly thickened.
    1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • Combine the two jello mixtures.
    Pour the jello mixture with evaporated milk on top of the first jello mixture.
  • Return to fridge.
    Return your jello to the fridge and refrigerate for four hours or until set firm.
  • Slice the jello.
    Once the jello is firm, remove it from the fridge and turn it out onto a cutting board. If desired, you may garnish it with multi-color or seasonal sprinkles.
    Using a sharp knife, cut the jello into four rows and then cut each row into seven alternating triangles. You can also cut the jello into any desired shape you would like.
    1/4 cup multi-colored sprinkles (optional)
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