Summer is here and there is nothing that I enjoy more than spending time at the beach. With my feet in the sand, the smell of sunscreen and listening to the waves crash against the shore I know that all is right with the world. This is definitely my happy place.
These layered jello dessert bars would be perfect for a Finding Dory, mermaid, shark or beach party. They look so pretty and even look great displayed on a dessert table too. Changing the colors you could easily use these for a princess themed brunch or shower too.
I can not be by the beach all summer long so I created a dessert that the family would enjoy that reminds me of the ocean. I love the layered look of these Sea Glass Layered Jell-O Bars and they really are quite easy to make. The key for these bars is to wait until each layer has set so as to not disturb the layer below. I have another layered dessert recipe for Valentine’s Day or really any red/pink layered Jell-O Bar you need- this one is put together a bit differently.
The kids love them as much as the adults!
Sea Glass Layered Jell-O Bars
1- 3oz box of Blue Jell-O
1- 3oz box of Purple Jell-O
2 -1/2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 can sweetened condensed milk
***Make SURE each LAYER SETS so that they do not combine together!
Spray a 8” square baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
In a bowl combine 1/2 pkg Purple Jell-O, ½ pkg unflavored gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water. Pour into prepared pan and chill for 15-30 minutes.
While waiting- Prepare the creamy layer. In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup of boiling water. Stir to combine.
In a separate smaller bowl, combine 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 gelatin packet, stir to mix. Allow this gelatin mixture to set for 2-3 minutes. Pour this gelatin mixture into the sweetened condensed milk mixture, and combine. SET ASIDE.
In another bowl sprinkle 1/2 envelope unflavored gelatin and ½ purple Jell-O into ½ cup cold water and let sit for 5 minutes. Add ½ cup boiling water to mixture and stir to dissolve. Let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes. Pour HALF of the condensed milk/gelatin mixture and combine. This will make a creamy light purple color. ** If you do not allow the hot mixture of Jell-O to cool a little bit, the milk/gelatin mixture will curdle.
Pour gently over purple layer that is in refrigerator.
Chill for 15- 30 minutes minutes.
In a bowl combine 1/2 pkg BLUE Jell-O, ½ pkg unflavored gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water. Pour gently over light purple layer in pan and chill for 15-30 minutes.
In a separate bowl sprinkle 1/2 envelope unflavored gelatin and ½ BLUE Jell-O into ½ cup cold water and let sit for 5 minutes. Add ½ cup boiling water to mixture and stir to dissolve. Let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes. Pour the other HALF of the condensed milk/gelatin mixture and combine. This will make a creamy light blue color.
Pour gently over BLUE layer that is in refrigerator and chill for 15-30 minutes.
Cut into squares and serve.