But, either way guess what? I've discovered you can get jello to harden in chocolate without it melting and falling apart.
Now .... can you cut them into perfect slices? No, not really ... but the chunks are still really pretty. I actually think I would rather serve the chunks over the bowls!
Next time I am going to stick with the smaller bowls (the bigger ones break to easily) and I want to try raspberry jello!
1 cup vodka (I used the rest of my bottle of Pinacle Whipped)
1, 3 oz. box strawberry Jello
1 bag chocolate candy melts
Wilton Dessert Dome Candy Mold
(For a kid friendly non-alcoholic version just use cold water instead of vodka)
1. Follow the instructions on these Wilton candy molds from Michaels using any flavor or color Wilton Candy Melt (which you can also purchase at Michaels) I used dark chocolate. After you make the molds put them in the freezer for about 5 minutes to really stiffen them up.
Tip: If your bowls crack just glue them back together with some more melted chocolate.
2. Bring one cup water to a boil and add your jello flavor of choice. After it comes to a boil and all the jello is combined, turn off your heat and let it sit until it's just warm.
3. Add your cup of vodka to the jello and water stir and pour into a cup with a spout. Let it sit until the jello is room temperature. It won't harden in that time. (About 45 minutes)
4. Remove your chocolate bowls from the freezer. Let sit for 5 minutes. If they are too cold they will crack easily.
6. Refrigerate over night. To make into chunks wait until the jello is set, run a knife under hot water and then carefully chop the bowls in half.
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