St. Patrick’s Day ‘Pot of Gold’ for Kids

Whenever I make desserts, Truett always asks me to make him something special and I really never do.  I thought I’d make him his own St. Patrick’s Day special treat; a Pot of Gold.  Now I realize this looks like a lot of work but it wasn’t bad at all.  And in the end, it made me feel a wee bit good to see Truett get so excited over it.

Recipe: St. Patrick’s Pot of Gold for Kids


  • 3-ounce box of lemon-flavor gelatin
  • 6 limes
  • Sugar
  • Whipped cream (I used the Reddi-Wip can)


  1. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with plastic wrap, leaving several inches of overhang on each side (this will make removing the gelatin easier).
  2. Combine a 3-ounce box of lemon-flavor gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water in a medium bowl, stirring until the gelatin is dissolved. Stir in 1 cup of cold water, then pour the mixture into the baking dish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill the gelatin for 4 hours or until firm, then slice the gelatin into 1/2-inch cubes.
  3. Cut off the top quarter of each of 6 limes, then, without cutting into the fruit, slice a thin layer of peel from the bottom of each one to help them stand upright. With a small knife, cut around the inside of each lime’s rind to loosen the pulp, then spoon it out to make a shell. I wasn’t able to get all the pulp out by any means but I got as much as I could and then rinsed out with cool water.
  4. Place a pinch of sugar and squirt in the whipped cream into the bottom of each shell, then fill each lime pot with gelatin gold. Makes 6.

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