June 20th, 2016
My best friend hates to cook. So I told her that if she ever logged on to my website and actually printed off a recipe, it would be the ultimate compliment. Oh sure, she’s been on my site a time or two, but I guarantee you she’s never been here to get a recipe. She said she would only do that if I had a really easy recipe that was fun for kids. I’m hoping this recipe for Cherry Valentines will get her attention. I mean it doesn’t get much easier than this. We’re talking three ingredients: cherry gelatin, instant vanilla pudding, and milk. And kids love this stuff. And I’ll admit it: I do, too!
Place gelatin in a bowl and add the hot water. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved.
In another bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix together for 1 minute.
Then quickly pour it into the gelatin and whisk until well blended.
Pour the mixture into an oiled 9×13 pan. My pan was a little smaller which gives the cherry valentines a little more height.
Cover and chill until set, about 2-3 hours.
Cut into heart shapes with cookie cutters, or cut into squares.
They not only look cute, they also taste really good.
In fact, after I photographed this recipe, I decided to make them again the following week because I got a craving for them.
Recipe by: Origin Unknown
Serves 5-8 depending on the size of your cookie cutters.
2 (6-ounce) packages cherry gelatin
2-1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup cold milk
1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix