Valentines Jello Hearts

Jello Hearts

Valentines Day. Do you like it? Me..I’m on the fence.
Maybe back in High School when the boys were romantic, it was a cutsie and stuff.
But I have come to the realization the Valentines day is a Hallmark Day. I mean unless your man is Uber romantic, it will probably be just another day…..sigh. I think once you have kids, like everything else, the holiday becomes about them.

But we can still be a hopeless romantic and make some heart shaped Jello, right?
It’s cute and the kids liked to help.

Jello and kids kinda go hand in hand.

I got the idea of the multi colored Jello from the old school Jello Mosaic Dessert Bars
But what fun is it just cutting the jello into cubes? Let’s make hearts!!!!

Below is that it looks like before its final 2 hour chill.
As you can see, I used a small heart cookie cutter to cut my firmed red jello and arranged them in a 9 x 13 pan, then poured the sweetened condensed mixture over the top.

Jello Hearts

And once the firm, you invert the pan and cut them out.
Cute, huh?

Jello Hearts

Jello Hearts

Jello Hearts

It’s super easy to do!

4.3 from 3 reviews
Valentines Jello Hearts
Recipe type: Desset
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 15
Valentines Jello Hearts
  • 4 (3oz.) boxes Strawberry Jello
  • 2 envelopes Knox Unflavored Gelatin
  • 5½ cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 can (14oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ cup cold Water
  1. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add the 4 packages of Strawberry Jello.
  3. Mix in 4 cups boiling water and stir for about 2 minutes, or until dissolved.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm.
  5. In a medium bowl add the ½ cup cold water and sprinkle the gelatin over the top, let stand for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in 1½ cups boiling water and sweetened condensed milk, mix well and allow to cool.
  7. Remove the firm red jello from the fridge and invert onto a cutting board.
  8. Re-spray the same 9 x 13 pan with non stick spray.
  9. With a heart cookie cutter, cut hearts out of the jello. Take care to cut them as close together as possible to reduce waste.
  10. Arrange the hearts in the pan.
  11. Pour milk mixture over the hearts and place in the fridge for 2 hours until firm.
  12. Remove and cut into squares.


My friend Shelly over at Cookies and Cups decided for a a bunch of us to get together and share our cute Valentines treats…so here are the other fabulous creations!
Picnik collage-all

1)Confessions of a Cookbook Queen-
2)Buns in my Oven-Hot Fudge and Strawberry Donut Pudding
3)Glorious Treats-Red Velvet Cupcakes
4)Cookies and Cups-Glass Topper Valentines Cookies
5)Bakingdom-Valentines Day Cookie Cakes
6)The Hungry Housewife-Valentines Jello Hearts
7)Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle-Valentines Dotty Cookies
8)Sprinkles Bakes-Red Velvet Cake Minis
9)Bake at 350-Double-Decker,Stripey , Valentines Cookies
10)Two Peas and Their Pod-Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
11)Scarletta Bakes-Mexican Chocolate Hearts
12)She Wears Many Hats-Valentines Popcorn


  1. 4

    This is the first thing that caught my eye in the roundup–they look absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. 5

    This would be such a fun treat to make with my kids! Love it!! Have a great start to your week…

  3. 6

    Love these! Adorable!

  4. 7

    So cute!!

  5. 8

    I love it! My 5-yr-old is sitting next to me and is begging me to make them 🙂

    I’m not much of a Valentine’s gal, either. I always tell Alan not to buy me flowers b/c I think they’re such a waste of money. But a nice dinner out? Now you’re talking!

  6. 9

    These are absolutely adorable and beyond creative. GORGEOUS!!!!

  7. 10

    CUTE!!! I just love Valentines Day because of all the cute food!

  8. 11

    Darling idea!!! I totally want to do shapes for other holidays too!!

  9. 12

    So fun! I love the hearts!

  10. 13

    So adorable! I’m a sucker for anything with hearts! 🙂

  11. 14

    Jennifer, this is beyond cool!!! I think it may be my fave!!! I am so impressed!

  12. 15

    These are a great idea and how cute are they! Extra points for how easy they are to make. They are perfect for Valentine’s day. 🙂

  13. 16

    Love these! Totally making for my kids to take to school!!

  14. 17

    Seriously LOVE this!!

  15. 19

    These look so amazing!! I’m sure kids would love them, and I know I would too!

  16. 20

    These are adorable! I love the contrasting red and white.

  17. 21

    These are so lovely! AND creative too.

  18. 22

    These are so simple and cute! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. 23

    Love, love, LOVE this! Jello just lends itself to Valentines I think….

    Thanks for sharing and happy Valentine Day!! 🙂

  20. 24

    ahhhhhhhhhh, those are so adorable. Great idea.

  21. 25

    Definitely my fav in the round up! They are so cute and creative too!

  22. 26

    Super fun, Leslie!! Love these!!

  23. 27

    These are so cute! I love Valentine’s Day, even when I was single. Any holiday that encourages binging on chocolate is fine by me 🙂

  24. 28

    GREAT idea!! I love how simple yet, fun and festive these look 🙂

  25. 29

    I’m not really into it, but I really love these hearts!

  26. 30

    I love how festive these are! They’re seriously beautiful, too…I’m thinking I need ruby red jello hearts for Valentine’s Day this year! 🙂

  27. 31

    Big festive love with little guilt. I have to make these!

  28. 32

    These look so cute and yummy!! Such a sweet way to celebrate hearts! ~ You’ve captured mine:)

  29. 33

    These look delicious! I had to pin it on the CraftBliss Red Valentine Bliss Board on Pinterest and link back to you.

  30. 34

    You are Brilliant! love this idea! I can think of a bunch of ways to make this fun for the kids all year round! My family is dairy free but I just made a panna cotta with coconut milk and agar with a jello layer of fruit juice and agar. thanks for sharing your creativity!

  31. 35

    be careful not to do this too far in advance. Mine bled into the white.

  32. 40

    Love this jello idea! My kids would be thrilled!
    I’m with you on the Valentines thing. I definitely do not want to go out to dinner on that day, and I think it’s completely arbitrary and has nothing whatsoever to do with my relationship with my husband. We normally try to have a fun family dinner at home, and eat some kind of red dessert. (I’m considering red velvet whoopie pies this year!) That being said, I do kind of hope he gives me something! 😉

  33. 41

    These look amazing! So pretty! I will have to try them out! Pinned for sure!

  34. 42

    These are so striking. I love how vibrant the colors are and how simple the recipe is to replicate. Thanks for sharing and have a sweet Valentine’ s Day.

  35. 43

    too cute. the grandgirls would love these!!

  36. 44

    I live in a small town in Brazil and can’t seem to find the non stick spray anywhere. is there anything else I could substitute it for?
    Hugs from Brazil.

    • 45

      Danielle, great question. you can always use the Reyonlds Non Stick foil. but if you can’t find that, your last option would be rub a VERY small amount of shortening on your pan.


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