Strawberry Jello Smiles

August 30, 2013

This summer, we celebrated my daughter’s first birthday.  I chose a Sunshine and Lemonade theme, and her party was beyond anything I could have done alone.  Every detail (big or small) was perfectly planned by my sister with minor assistance from me.  I simply gave her my ideas.  Then, she ran with it!


Everything was lemon and sunshine themed…even the food!

Since August is coming to an end and the fall months are fast approaching, I thought I’d give you one last, fun sunny day snack for the kids or your own backyard party.  We found a picture of these strawberry jello treats on Pinterest, so we decided to figure out how to create them.

Can we say easy?  Like, quite possibly too easy to post on a Foodie Friday post!  Ha!

Lemon Jello Smiles


Jell-O (we chose strawberry)


1. Cut lemons in half and squeeze the juice out of them.  This will keep you from making a huge mess and squirting lemon juice in your eye.


2. Scoop out the inside of the lemons.  This can prove to be challenging.  But if you get just the right angle, it is super easy.  We used a spoon to help us get under the skin.  Be careful not to tear the outside of the lemon.  If it tears, set it aside.  The tear will not work well (or at all) when you get ready to pour the Jell-O in.



3. Mix Jell-O according to instructions.  Place lemon “shells” in muffin pans to help stabilize them.  Pour Jell-O into each lemon half.  Place them in the refrigerator until Jell-O forms.


4. Before you plan to serve the Lemon Jell-O Smiles, cut the Jell-O filled lemon “shells” in half again and place them on a cute platter.


I told you it was easy!  These were a yummy fun treat in the middle of that hot July day.  And we all know that Mississippi heat lasts through October…maybe even November.  Give your kids a fun treat after a hard day of school.  Invite their friends over on a Saturday for a pool day.  Share a Strawberry Jell-O Smile with them as a mid-afternoon snack!




Megan {‘Tis So Sweet}

Kayla August 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm

These would be good right NOW. 🙂

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