Orange You Glad School’s Started? A Summery Snack for Your Student!

Posted on Aug 31 2014 - 4:00pm by Jessi Meehan

In case you haven’t noticed…we sure do love Oranges around here at 3P! What better way to serve a childhood favorite…JELLO…then to mix with fruit in it’s own fresh “container”? These Orange Jello Slices are a great way to take a sweet break for lunch or even a funky and fun take on breakfast! They’re simple to make, easy to take, and a fantastic finger food for your little brainiac to take to class. 3P Tip: Jello will “melt” a bit, even at room temperature after a few hours. If you’re packing these for lunch, be sure to pack a little ice pack as well to keep your jello “cool and jiggly”!


Pinterest is FULL of boards for “adult” orange slices…but these little babies are perfect for your “babies” and much healthier too.

You’ll need:
– 2-3 large oranges (Navel aren’t the best, as they have harder ridges on the inside)
– 2 packets of Orange Jello (We use sugar-free)
– Water
– A Muffin tin for optimal “non tip” storage
– A sharp knife with a smooth edge
– A small spoon

Let’s get “juicing’!

1. Slice your oranges in half.


2. GENTLY scoop out the inside fruit and set aside, go along the edges of the white rind…kind of like scooping out a pumpkin. 🙂


3. Break apart or cut your fruit pulp into small pieces.

4. Prepare Jello as directed.

5. Add fruit pulp to Jello Mix.


6. Place your halves Orange shells on your muffin tin to keep them steady.

7. Pour fruit and Jello mixture into each Orange cup, filling just to the top…and then store in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours.


8. Remove your Orange halves, and with a sharp, smooth knife…cut each half into a quarter-slice.


9. Save in a ziplock bag for school lunch, or serve up as a tasty after-school homework helper!

These fresh and fruity snacks make ME glad school’s started, Orange YOU glad you’re get those brains moving and grooving again? Be sure to check out our custom made “Orange You Glad We’re Friends” boxes for back-to-school gift giving as well! There’s no better way for your little scholars to tell their classmates they care…or even let a teacher know they’re appreciated! 


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  1. BJ September 1, 2014 at 2:58 pm -

    Love this idea . Maddy will enjoy this idea.