I’ve shared before how much our family loves the Rocket Pops from Kraft every 4th of July. And here’s a picture of Brooklyn eating one for the first time because Grandma likes to show off her precious granddaughter:
But sometimes you want popsicles on a holiday that doesn’t require red, white and blue and Kraft came to the rescue again. We found a recipe for Watermelon Pops and they were so cute that we had to try them. Unfortunately I only had my camera phone with me that weekend, so fill in the blanks with your imagination.
What doesn’t show up very well is that the red layer has mini chocolate chips sprinkled throughout – aka watermelon seeds! Is that not the cutest thing ever!?!?
adapted from Kraft Foods
1 cup sugar, divided
1 pkg. (3 oz.) lime jello
2 cups boiling water, divided
1 cup cold water, divided
1 pkg. (3 oz.) strawberry jello
3 T miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip
Mix1/3 cup sugar and strawberry jello in medium bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water and stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to 1/2 cup cold water to measure 3/4 cup. Add to strawberry jello and stir until ice is completely melted. Pour into 16 (3-oz.) paper/plastic cups. Freeze 20 min. Stir 1/2 tsp. chocolate chips into gelatin in each cup.
Spread a layer of Cool Whip over each popsicle and return to freezer until green jello is ready.
Mix 1/3 cup sugar and lime jello in medium bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water and stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to 1/2 cup cold water to measure 3/4 cup. Add to lime jello and stir until ice is completely melted. Refrigerate 25 minutes.
Pour lime jello over the cool whip layer and insert wooden craft stick in the center of each cup. Freeze 3 hours or until firm. Remove pops from cups just before serving.
NOTE: We used the smallest size plastic dixie cups for these. The craft sticks can be found in the craft department of the Big Box Superstore. To remove the pops from the cup, be careful not to just pull. Run the cup under warm water for a few seconds and it should just come right out.
KK, Brooklyn’s cousin, is on the left and Brooklyn on the right. I think they like them!