I can't even remember how I found this lovely blog with the oh-so-great photo of a trickster orange Jell-O snack. But I DO remember that I found it at 11:45 pm the night before April Fools' Day. I had no oranges and no orange Jell-O (boo!). But while I was checking out our Jell-O stock, I found one lone box of lemon Jell-O. Then my eye fell on a bunch of bananas. I wondered.... could I?
Turns out, I could. Honestly, the oranges are WAY better- oranges are just made to be scooped out and have Jell-O added to them. Bananas? Not so much. They get a little brown too fast and they're a little tricky to add liquid to. But I pulled it off and I did trick my kids. Here's what you need to do:
One not-too ripe banana
One long teaspoon
Prepare the Jell-O and stick in fridge. While the Jell-O is starting to set, peel just the very top of the banana (try not to open it too much). Using the long teaspoon, carefully scoop out banana (you can save this for banana bread if you're really going for that domestic goddess title. I'll just let you imagine that's what I did). Once the Jell-O has had a chance to chill, but before it's firm, carefully pour the Jell-O into the hollow banana. You can secure the top (where you have started to peel) by tightly wrapping it with Saran Wrap. Place banana upright into a glass or cup and return it to the fridge to allow the Jell-O to set up. Giggle to self. Once the Jell-O is set, serve to unsuspecting family members.