Funny Fruit Face

Funny Fruit Face

Prep Time

3 minutes

Cook Time

120 minutes

Serves

 
Funny Fruit Face

This recipe courtesy of Chef Andrew Schloss and Mealtime.org, the website of the Canned Food Alliance.

Eat my face, big guy! These fun and funny gelatin faces are as cool to make as they are to devour. All you need is a few small paper plates, clean hands, and lots of wacky imagination. You can vary the flavor and look by using different colors of gelatin and a variety of canned fruit. It’s unbelievable how much healthy fruit picky eaters can pack away while they’re preoccupied by playing with their food.

This recipe is part of Chef Andrew Schloss’ Edibly Fun, Easily Done series, a collection of nine kid-pleasing recipes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 200; Total fat 0g; Saturated fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 160mg; Total Carbohydrate 49g; Fiber 1g; Protein 4g; Vitamin A 6% Daily Value; Vitamin C 4% Daily Value; Calcium 0% Daily Value; Iron 2% Daily Value.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) fruit cocktail in juice, drained, reserved juice
  • 1 box (6 ounces) orange or any flavor JELL-O gelatin dessert

Preparation

  • 1 Add enough water to the drained juice to equal 1 1/4 cups, and bring to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, and immediately stir in JELL-O gelatin until completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Set aside.
  • 2 Line 4 six-inch paper plates with plastic wrap. Pour 1/4 cup of the prepared gelatin onto each plate and put in the freezer in a level place for 5 minutes (no longer) until firm.
  • 3 Arrange fruit pieces on each plate in the form of a face. Spoon the remaining gelatin over the fruit and place in a refrigerator in a level place until firm, at least 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • 4 To serve; invert, remove plate and plastic wrap and invert back onto plate.

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