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Black Lagoon


Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

Yield

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

2 cups light or rock-colored jelly beans
1 package (6 ounces) blue gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold concentrated grape juice
1 cup ice cubes
Gummy fish
Fresh parsley sprigs or celery leaves
Canned whipped cream (optional)

Preparation

  1. Place jelly beans in a 9-inch glass pie plate; tilt until beans mound on 1 side, like a "shoreline."
  2. Pour gelatin in medium bowl and add boiling water. Stir for 2 minutes to dissolve completely. Add grape juice and ice cubes; stir until ice cubes have melted. Pour slowly into empty side of pie plate, holding back jelly beans with a spoon.
  3. Refrigerate briefly until gelatin just begins to set. When gelatin has partially set, use a skewer to place gummy fish and parsley sprigs as seaweed.

Tip

Add green gelatin for sickly color. Add circle candies for old tires, wilted frisée lettuce greens at bottom, and float fish on top of water.

Tip

With whipped cream, create a foamy shoreline by spraying onto edge of gelatin where it meets the jelly bean shore.

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