Patriotic Jello Snack

Firecracker Jello Snack dessert. Easy and patriotic fun food treats! Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July


You’ll Need

  • mayonnaise
  • 2 packages of red jello
  • 2 cups of hot, and 2 cups of cold water
  • 2 packages of blue  jello
  • 2 cups of hot water, and 2 cups of cold water
  • whipped cream – I used a store bought can of refrigerated whipped topping
  • red licorice sticks

Extra Equipment

  • 9x14 pans
  • paper towel
  • scissors
  • clear plastic cups – I used 9 oz. cups


  1. Prepare the pans by rubbing a thin layer of mayonnaise with a piece of paper towel – It’s a trick my mom taught me. Nobody will taste the mayonnaise and you won’t get oil on the jello by using cooking spray
  2. Prepare the red jello by stirring  2 cups of hot water with the red granules, until they are dissolved
  3. Add the cold water and mix in
  4. Pour into one of the 9×13 pans
  5. Next, prepare the blue jello using the 2 packages of blue jello, 2 cups of hot water, and 2 cups of cold water
  6. Pour into a prepared pan
  7. Allow the 2 jello pans to set up for about 3 hours

To Prepare the Cups

  1. cut the end of the licorice stick into strips of 3 – going about 2 inches down – I tried cutting it into 5 strips…way too frustrating! Keep it simple with 3
  2. trim the licorice strips to fit the cups so the cut portion will stick out over the whipped cream topping. The length will vary depending on how tall your cups are
  3. Next Step: (basically cutting the jello into cubes)
  4. When it’s ready, Pull the jello out of the fridge and cut it into strips about an inch wide
  5. turn the pan and cut strips going the other way about an inch wide
  6. Spoon some red jello cubes into the bottom of the plastic cups- going about halfway up
  7. Spoon blue jello cubes onto the red
  8. When you or your guests are ready, add whipped topping, and a licorice stick to the top and enjoy the yumminess! 🙂


  • The picture shows the whipped cream melting a bit and running down through the cracks of the cubes. It’s delicious that way and so beautiful!