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JELLO Petite Watermelons

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  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Strawberry flavored gelatin 3 Ounce (1 package)
  Chopped strawberries 1 Cup (16 tbs) (fresh or frozen, thawed)
  Cold water/Vodka 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Limes 5 , halved, pulp scooped out and discarded and rind halves reserved
  Black sesame seeds/Poppy seeds / basil seeds 1 Teaspoon

In a bowl, add the boiling water to the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Transfer the gelatin to a blender. Add the strawberries and cold water and blend until liquefied. Refrigerate until thickened (see page 9). Skim off any foam that has risen to the top of the gelatin mixture and stir to evenly distribute the strawberry puree.Spoon into the lime rind halves. Refrigerate until firm (see page 9).

Carefully halve the gelatin-filled lime rinds again. Sprinkle with the seeds and serve.
Makes 20 fruit slices

This recipe has been excerpted from Hello, Jell-O! written by Victoria Belanger.
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Hello, Jell-O!: 50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets. Copyright © 2012 by Victoria Belanger. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley,CA. Photo Credit: Angie Cao.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 412 Calories from Fat 28

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g5.2%

Saturated Fat 0.46 g2.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 188.6 mg7.9%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.8%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32.1%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 76 g151.7%

Vitamin A 1.8% Vitamin C 239.8%

Calcium 18.1% Iron 17.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

JELLO Petite Watermelons Recipe