Family Recipe: Green Jell-O with Carrots

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Today I'd like to share with you all a recipe that's been in my family for a very long time. I finally convinced my grandmother to allow me to share it! It's a culinary classic, the “official” snack of Utah and absolutely delicious.

It's a great recipe for a really fancy occasion. Save it to make for the luncheon where you're meeting your future in-laws. Your sister-in-law's baby shower would be a great fit. Come to think of it, Green Jell-O and in-laws of any type really go well together. Oh, take it to a work potluck, that's a great idea. Anytime I want to really impress someone, this is my go-to recipe, trust me.

Anyone who hasn't made it before, know that it's perfectly normal for this dish to jiggle. Involuntarily. Really, all delicacies jiggle a little bit, so this is no different. I just want to prepare you though. It's part of the ambiance to an extent. So if at any time it looks motionless, give it a little nudge and it will be perfect.

Also, if anyone who takes a scoop mentions the word “blob” know that you've absolutely nailed the recipe.

Green Jell-O with Carrots

  • 1 large box of green Jell-O
  • 1/2 bag shredded or matchstick carrots {I like to use the matchstick carrots so that the carrot flavor really comes out. People love carrots mixed in with dessert.}
  • 4 cups water

Prepare Jell-O according to package directions. Add in carrots. Refrigerate until solid. {As solid as jell-o ever gets anyways.}

 If you've used a Jell-O mold, run hot water along the sides of the mold to release the Jell-O before turning it onto a plate.

To serve, schlop a big spoonful onto a plate. Remember to nudge plate to get the full effect of the Jell-O. Remember, all good food jiggles, it's perfectly normal.

Garnishes make this dish prettier, wouldn't you agree? Doesn't that looks so pretty?


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11 thoughts on “Family Recipe: Green Jell-O with Carrots

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is the first thing anyone has done besides me today for April Fool's. I'd almost thought everyone had forgotten. As soon as I started to read it, I smiled!!!

  2. Noelle says:

    lol, I love the "I like to use the matchstick carrots so that the carrot flavor really comes out. People love carrots mixed in with dessert."


  3. Plain Jame says:

    I was going along with it until I read "really fancy occasion" and I looked for the date to see if it wasn't April 1st! hahaha, got me even a few days after!!!

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