Rainbow Jello Recipe

This rainbow jello has been a birthday tradition in my family for as long as I can remember.  I remember begging my mom to make it for my birthday as a kid and I loved peeling off the layers one by one to eat. Each flavor actually consists of 2 different layers: a normal jello layer and a layer combined with yogurt. I've made it for a few of Lu's birthdays, including her most recent Tea Party birthday.  She loves it as much as I did as a kid!

I haven't the slightest idea where the recipe originally came from, or how how it's changed from wherever my mom found the recipe.  It's super easy though, despite the fact that it takes hours to actually make....(lots of down time waiting for each layer to solidify).  Totally worth it though, and it's not so bad if you just split it out during the day.

Ready to make your own rainbow jello?  Keep reading for the recipe along with some helpful tips.

You'll need 6 three ounce Jello packages.  I used Raspberry, orange, grape, berry blue, lemon, and lime, but you could substitute other flavors.  Just try to get a good group of different colors.

 Dissolve your first color in 1 cup of boiling water. Pour 2/3 cup of the dissolved mixture into a 9x13 inch glass pan and put the  pan in the fridge for 30 minutes.  Let the remaining dissolved mixture sit out at room temperature.  After your 30 minutes are up, add 2/3 cup plain yogurt (I used plain Greek yogurt) to the remaining 1/3 cup dissolved jello mix.  Mix with a whisk and pour it over the first layer in the pyrex.  Return to the fridge for an additional 30 minutes (or more...this is a good stopping point).  Repeat with the remaining 5 colors.
 Helpful hints:  When you pour in your Jello, do it slowly, always from the same corner (It also helps to pour it slowly down the side of the glass so that you don't pour it directly on the layer below).  This is important, because you will mess up the layers of the Jello a bit when you pour in.  If you always add to the same corner, you will only have one messed up corner.  When you are ready to serve, you can just cut out the pieces and omit this piece.
 See my messed up corner?
Anyway, hope that helps!

Did you make your own rainbow jello?  I'd love to hear what you think!

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