Valentine’s Day is traditionally kinda “couple-y”, and I couldn’t quite wrap my brain around a “jelly shot” for two. So I decided to focus on a cute treat for kid’s parties, Valentine Jelly Pops. My last experiment in this vein was for Halloween, Candy Corn Jigglers, which generated a ton of buzz on the JSTK blog and are still a draw to the site several months later.
I used a flexible silicon mold (a flexible silicone mini muffin pan would also work). But the recipe could be set in an 8” x 8” glass or non-reactive metal pan and cut into cubes, jiggler style, for equally adorable results. Whatever method used to set them, these jelly pops are adorable served “popsicle style” using cut lengths of wooden coffee stirrers – they are such fun for little hands to hold on to!
Who is your valentine?
XO and Happy Valentine’s Day!
RECIPE: Valentine Jelly Pops
P.S. Additionally, based on the uproar over not including an “adult version “ of the Candy Corn Jiggler for JSTK (and it was considerable), I feel compelled to add that although these are for kids, an adult version could be fashioned by substituting vodka or rum for 1/2 of the water. Chill the alcohol in the freezer and add it last!
Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes. Look for her posts here, and check her Tablespoon member profile often to see what she’s already gelled up!