Festive Champagne Jell-O Squares

Did somebody say “Champagne”? Every once in a while you stumble upon a recipe that you just have to try. And if it has champagne in it, ever more the reason to give ‘er a go.

Over the holidays I decided I needed to try my hand at these champagne — ummm…for lack of a better term — Jell-O shots. Except instead of shots they’re actually poured into a pan and cut into squares — or in my case, poured into silicone molds. They turned out beautifully, though I did stray from the original recipe.

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Here is my version of a festive champagne Jell-O Square which I hope you will enjoy.

P.S. The champagne is heated so I imagine some of the alcohol evaporates. I say this because I let my kids each try a square without feeling all guilty about it.

Add some sparkle to your celebration with these festive Champagne Jell-O Squares! For more easy recipes visit ericablogs.com.
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Festive Champagne Jell-O Squares

- 1 1/2 C sparkling white wine

- 7 oz 7-Up

- 1/2 pkg Cherry Jell-O powder

- 2 envelopes gelatin powder

Course Dessert
Servings 20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c Sparkling white wine
  • 7 oz 7-Up divided, 2 oz and 5 oz
  • 1/2 pkg Cherry Jell-O powder
  • 2 envelopes Gelatin powder
  • Sanding sugar for decorating

Instructions

  1. Lightly coat, with cooking spray, a square baking pan or silicone molds. Wipe out any excess. If using silicone molds, place them on a baking sheet. 

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sparkling wine and 2 ounces of the 7-Up. Sprinkle the Jell-O powder and gelatin powders on top and let stand at least 2 minutes. You should see the gelatin bloom. 
  3. Over medium heat, heat mixture, stirring gently until all granules have dissolved. Do not boil. 

  4. Add remaining 5 ounces of 7-Up and mix well. Pour into pan or silicone molds. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. 

    Add some sparkle to your celebration with these festive Champagne Jell-O Squares! For more easy recipes visit ericablogs.com.
  5. Cut into shapes or turn out molded shapes onto serving plate. Sprinkle with sanding sugar just before serving. 

I think I got the ratio of sweetness to alcohol levels just right. The only thing I will advise is that you do not add sugar or sprinkles until JUST ready to serve. Otherwise the sugar literally melts away the Jell-O, leaving it in a pool of liquified mess.

About Erica

Erica writes with humour and heart about family, #fit40s and living life in the carpool lane. Part-time banker by day and Netflix-addicted-cake-decorator by night, Erica's in-between time is spent dreaming up ways to ruin her kids' lives. Obviously.
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