Jelly Oranges

I firmly believe there is some foods that are “kid foods”. For me jelly is one of those “kid foods”. As an adult I just can’t eat it, but it is still a hot favourite with my kids. This kid snack is an old school favourite which I loved as a kid. I hope your kids enjoy as it it is a great recipe to get kids into the kitchen.

Jelly Oranges

Ingredients:

  • Approx 5 oranges
  • 1 packet jelly crystals
  • Boiling and cold water as per jelly instructions

Method:
Jelly Oranges Cut In Half
Cut oranges in half. Make sure that you cut from top to bottom. If you cut against this you may have holes in the oranges that leak jelly.

Jelly Oranges - Scooping
Cut around the edge of the orange with a paring knife. Make sure you don’t cut through the skin of the orange or else the jelly will leak through. Then use a spoon to scoop out the orange.

Jelly Oranges - Scooped
Once the orange is emptied of its fruit, place it on a tray ready to fill.

Jelly Oranges - Pouring
Pour jelly into each empty orange. Fill until a few milllimetres until the top.

Jelly Oranges - Tray
Allow jelly to set. This takes a couple of hours.

Jelly Oranges - Cut in half when set
Once jelly is set, cut orange halves into quarters.

Jelly Oranges - Kids
Serve on a platter and even as an adult if you think these look inedible, sit back and watch the kids love them!

Jelly Oranges
 
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Recipe type: birthdays
Ingredients:
  • Approx 5 oranges
  • 1 packet jelly crystals
  • Boiling and cold water as per jelly instructions
Method:
  1. Cut oranges in half. Make sure that you cut from top to bottom. If you cut against this you may have holes in the oranges that leak jelly.
  2. Cut around the edge of the orange with a paring knife. Make sure you don't cut through the skin of the orange or else the jelly will leak through. Then use a spoon to scoop out the orange.
  3. Once the orange is emptied of its fruit, place it on a tray ready to fill.
  4. Pour jelly into each empty orange. Fill until a few milllimetres until the top.
  5. Allow jelly to set. This takes a couple of hours.
  6. Once jelly is set, cut orange halves into quarters.
  7. Serve on a platter and even as an adult if you think these look inedible, sit back and watch the kids love them!

The Family Menu Plan For This Week

Baking: Rice Bubble Slice

Monday: Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Tuesday: Family Gnocchi Bake

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Porcupine Meatballs

Friday: Pan Fried Fish With Salad

Saturday: Marinated Chicken Sticks With Salad

Sunday: Roast Beef

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Comments

  1. says

    I wrote a post about creating a Fairy Tale-themed party recently and I suggested these (halved not quartered) to make a pond, then adding a chocolate frog! Also, Nic, did you know you can actually cook an egg in a halved orange? I’ve done that with kids at campfires.

  2. says

    Nice reminder. I’d actually forgotten these little treats! Not that I need help to get the pinks in the kitchen. They hear my cooking cupboard open and come running “What you making – can I help?” I dream of being able to cook on my own again. But, I’m hoping it will pay off in 10 years when I’ll have them all cooking a meal a week :)

  3. says

    Talk about serendipitous timing. I’m hosting several children at my house this week and have been wondering what on earth to feed them as a morning tea snack. This is perfect! Thank you.

  4. says

    My son would LOVE these! Jelly is his “thing of the moment”. Apparently next time his grandparents come over he’s going to make them jelly. Pretty cute for 2.5 years.

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