Recipe for Jello Squares with a Mojito flavoured kick – tasty party snacks, but beware their cute packaging.

2 Envelopes Unflavored Gelatin
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Finely Minced Mint
3/4 Cup Water (separated)
1/2 Cup Rose’s Lime Juice
3/4 Cup White Rum (separated)
3/8 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract

How to
Mint Simple Syrup – In a small saucepan, mix 1/2 cup water with sugar and mint extract and bring to a boil. Keep stirring mixture until just before it boils. Once sugar is melted, remove from heat.

Pour 1/2 cup rum and Rose’s lime juice in large bowl, then sprinkle with gelatin; let stand 1 minute. Pour 1/4 cup rum and 1/4 cup water in a microwave safe cup and heat to boiling. Add hot water and rum, as well as 1/2 cup mint simple syrup to bowl with gelatin. Stir until gelatin is dissolved, approximately 5 minutes. (If gelatin is not dissolving after a couple of minutes, you can put it in the microwave for 30 seconds – do not boil).

Lightly oil a pan/pyrex dish with oil. Pour gelatin mixture into pan and refrigerate. After 1 hour remove pan and sprinkle with chopped mint. Use a fork to drag across mint to mix well into gelatin. Put pan back into refrigerator. Chill for at least 4 hours. Before serving, cut into squares.

Recipe courtesy of My Man’s Belly.

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