Holiday / Recipes

4th Of July Firecrackers

4th of july firecrackers

Fourth of July is a great way to celebrate Independence Day and these Jell-O Firecrackers will be a hit at your patriotic party. The red, white, and blue colors are so festive for the occasion and is a treat that is super easy to make. For the cups, I used these plastic shot glasses that are disposable for easy cleanup.

4th Of July Firecrackers

*Makes 20 approximately 20 firecrackers



  • 1 1/3 cups boiled water
  • 2 – 3 oz. packages of Jell-O gelatin (Cherry and Berry Blue)
  • 1 package of Knox Brand non flavored gelatin
  • 1-cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 20 maraschino cherries with stems, (drain well and pat dry)

In Process 1

In Process 3

In Process 4


  1. Start by boiling water in a small saucepan.
  2. In small bowl add 2/3 cup boiling water to berry gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Repeat in separate bowl with cherry gelatin mix. Allow to cool.
  3. In another bowl add ¼ cup of milk and sprinkle in 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin; let stand 5 min. Bring remaining milk to simmer in saucepan.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Add to plain gelatin mixture; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool 10 min.
  5. Spoon berry gelatin into 20 (1-oz.) plastic shot, add about 2 tsp. to each. Refrigerate 15 min. or until set but not firm.
  6. For the next layer top with unflavored gelatin mixture, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 10 min.
  7. Insert cherry, stem end up, into white gelatin layer in each cup and refrigerate 2 more minutes.
  8. Finish the top layer with cherry gelatin, add about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  9. Enjoy!

fourth of july firecrackers


Leave a Reply

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.