Friday, May 6, 2011

Jell-O Fail

If you're a child of the 80s, you should remember this amazing dessert:

Jell-O 1-2-3

Jell-O 1-2-3. One package, three layers of yummy goodness. How do they do it? The secret may be going down with that box that was discontinued many years ago...

I found a recipe on Kraft's website and tried it. Just like a lot of reviewers said, it came out as Jell-O 1-2. No "3". So I tweaked the recipe, and tried again. And tweaked and tried and tweaked and tried. I vowed to give up with my fourth try in 2 weeks.

Then I found a different recipe with powdered creamer and powdered egg whites instead of Cool Whip, so I tried for a fifth time. And guess what I made...

Jell-O 1-2-3 by SweeterThanSweets

That's right, Jell-O 1-2, again! Only this time there was a gritty twist to it, as you can imagine with those ingredients. Unless one of my lovely readers can give me a recipe and promise that it will make that elusive third (regular Jell-O) layer, I am giving up. But more of my attempts at creative cooking will be coming very soon!

I'm still dying to know what the Jell-O 1-2-3 secret is.


  1. Oh my goodness I don't think I ever had this jello but it looks cool! Sorry it didn't work out for you! It still looks pretty in your picture :0)

  2. I so remember this! Gritty jello does not have the same appeal I suppose.

  3. I hope you find the recipe. Wish I could help.

  4. yah jello! I just made rainbow jello for a 3 year old's party- all the kids loved it! who would have known it would be such a hit!?!

    this is the blog where I got the rainbow jello recipe:

  5. Other than the last (gritty) attempt, the Jell-O 1-2 did taste very yummy!

  6. Man, I know this was your FAVORITE...bummer

  7. Debbi, I have not given up hope yet... =)

  8. I loved this stuff. We had it in the house frequently.


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