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Kool-Aid Jelly

Kool-Aid Jelly

6 cups sugar
3 cups water
¼ tsp. Baking soda
1 envelope strawberry Kool-Aid
1 6oz bottle Ball liquid pectin

In large pot, bring to a full rolling boil- sugar, water, soda and Kool-Aid.
Add liquid pectin and return to a full boil.
Boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and skim foam from top.
Immediately pour into hot canning jars and seal finger tight. Place in water bath and procss for 5 minutes.

NOTE: You must wash your canning jars in hot soapy water, rinse thoroughly, then place them in a large pot with their rings bring to a boil. Use a small pot to heat lids…BUT DO NOT BOIL. Keep them on the stove hot, while you prepare your jelly. Pull one jar at a time out of hot water bath to fill with jelly. Remember… rings are applied only finger tight.

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I’m going to make some strawberry and grape jelly to go into Christmas Gift baskets. I like jellies because they are so clear and pretty and I feel they are easy to make.


  1. I hadn't heard of Kool-aid jelly before. (I'm not much of a jelly fan).

    I have, however, made jelly from juice. You're right. It is easy to make. :)

  2. Annie-- I figured if you could make it out of juice, why not kool-aid. So I did a search and this was what I came up with.

  3. Thank you for this recipe. I would not have ahd a clue how to can jelly. I won't poison anybody will I?

    Jar of jam and jelly for Chrsitmas gifts in a basket is a great idea. I have all of my adult gifts almost done. I am making baskets too and just need a couple more items to put in them. I will e-mail you and let you know what they are. Too many relatives visit this blog.

  4. yummmm...

    we'll definitely be trying this b.c. we go through tons of jelly! P & J is almost a daily snack for at least somebody around here.

    thanks for the tip

  5. this is a fantastic idea!