Just two ingredients these jelly pinwheels are a little bit of baking magic. So simple to make, so pretty to see!
This recipe for Jelly Pinwheels or Jello Rollups was one of the first recipes I ever put up on Just a Mum. I has consistently been one of the most viewed recipes too! So I thought I would give it a bit of a Christmas Makeover to inspire a whole new lot of people to try this magical two ingredient recipe.
The recipe is just delightful! All it contains is Jelly and mini marshmallows, but the magic happens when you get the mixture out of the fridge – the jelly and marshmallow separate into two distinct layers – so cool! It takes about 5 minutes to make up the recipe, an hour for cooling time and then the fun bit begins, rolling up and then cutting the roll.
And of course with all things magical you don’t cut it the ordinary old way – you use a piece of cotton, so the kids will just love helping out with the entire recipe.
The marshmallow will take on whatever colour jelly you use so its fun to create these for any occasion. Mini marshmallows can be found in the baking section of the supermarket. An added bonus for some families is that these are dairy free (check your brand) and gluten free also, so a nice treat food for parties where there will be children with allergies!
So how easy and cool is that! Nice and quick so the kids can help with the making of part, then head off and play for a bit and after not much time come back and cut it – with cotton! Sometimes different brands of jelly will work differently. I have found that Greggs works really well, other brands can have more insipid colour.
If you like cooking with Jelly then you should definitely check out my Jelly Slice, beautiful to make and delicious too.
So without further ado – here is the recipe – it is easy, few steps and so much fun, I hope you love these Jelly Pinwheels as much as we do!
I do hope you get as much enjoyment of this recipe as my family have. There will be many more Christmas recipes to come in the following weeks so be sure to follow me on Facebook here or register your email on the right hand side of the website where it says subscribe here to be the first to receive my posts as a publish them.
Please check out my other Christmas recipes like these two below – so delicious and easy to make 🙂
I love your feedback and comments so be sure to take the time to let me know what you think and what colours you made!
Happy Baking, Anna 🙂
Hi. One recipe for muffins didn’t work without modification but this one works extremely well 🙂 Kids went crazy about it. Thanks for recipe which I can use as an “emergency”, in 1 hour having great treat for kids. Take care
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Hi – what is a 25×25 slice tin? can I use a cookie sheet?
Hi Marianne – it needs to have at least low sides to hold in the liquid – something about 9 inches square. If your cookie sheet has sides this could be fine – but you may need to double recipe if larger than my measurements 🙂 You can also line it in baking paper if that makes it easier for you to lift out 🙂 Happy Baking 🙂 Let me know if any other questions
This is my favourite recipe. Mr 4 has EoE and multiple food allergies and this recipe is my go to for him to have a treat. He is mostly food free so it is so exciting to have something fun he can eat!
Jacqui Odell says
So cute and yummy!! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
just finished making the jelly
just finished making the jelly pinwheels very easy & quick to make,look & taste delicious
Great Veronica – thanks so much for letting me know! Glad you enjoyed them, Anna xo
The pin wheels look good and are so different. I love to do different things.
miranda papandreou says
These look like a great recipe to have the boys help me with! Thanks for linking at Wake up Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by and yes your boys will be delighted with this one! 🙂
Dannielle @ Zamamabakes says
Seriously wow! Our kidlets will love these, can’t wait to test them out!
Yay – send me a pic when you do! 🙂
My boys would love this.
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says
How clever are you!!! I just love these!! So pretty and gorgeous!! Thanks so much for linking this recipe up to our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party.
Leanne - Lime & Mortar says
Now that’s pretty cool!
I know – Magical Jello! 🙂
These are so pretty–and I’m sure they’d be a hit! Pinned!
Thanks Kelly 🙂
I love this idea. A good dessert for a lot of people.
Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages says
This looks like a fun one to make with the kids.
Fun for the kids and looks yummy.
Thanks Deb, a little magic in the kitchen is always cool 🙂
Danielle L says
What a creative idea! I’ve never seen anything like this before and in the age of pinterest, food blogs and recipes on the internet that is a very impressive creative effort!
Thanks! They are ridiculously easy and fun to make 🙂
Kylie Craggs says
Yum clinkers slice
Why thanks Mrs Craggs:-) Hope you like Jelly Pinwheels too 😉