Ok so before anyone says it, I KNOW we’re still in October but let’s face it, the way this year is flying by Christmas is going to be here before we know it! I’ve been having so much fun over the past few weeks experimenting with new Christmas recipes to share with you guys this year and this no bake Christmas Jelly Slice is certainly one of my favourites!
The magic of this Christmas slice is spotting the red and green layers when you look at it from the side – don’t be alarmed when you take it out of the fridge and it looks an odd colour – I promise it will look amazing once cut! It’s inspired by my Strawberry Jelly Slice which I made earlier this year and is basically the same recipe just with an extra layer of jelly! This Christmas Jelly Slice would make a great dessert to take along to a Christmas party or BBQ, however if you are wanting to make it for a special occasion, make sure you begin the recipe a day before you need it.
My other big tip is to make sure you use a DEEP slice tray as you want your tin to be deep enough to fit two layers of jelly. I’d also suggest popping your slice tray onto a larger oven tray to move it in and out of the fridge, otherwise you may end up with jelly on the floor which is NOT fun!
Christmas Jelly Slice
- 250 grams of Marie biscuits or any other plain biscuit will be fine.
- 180 grams of melted butter
- 395 grams sweetened condensed milk
- 2 ½ teaspoons of gelatine
- ¾ cup of boiling water
- 2 Lemons – juiced
- 1 packet to strawberry jelly
- 1 packet of lime jelly
- Boiling Water as per packet instructions
- 2 teaspoons of gelatine – extra for the jelly top
- Line the base and the sides of deep 28 x 18cm slice tin with baking paper, making sure you leave plenty hanging over the sides.
- Crush the biscuits, either in a food processor or with a rolling pin by hand until they resemble fine breadcrumbs.
- Add the melted butter to the crushed biscuits and mix until combined. Pour the mixture into the lined slice tin and press down with the back of a metal spoon until level and place in the fridge to set.
- Meanwhile, add 2 1/12 teaspoons of gelatine to ¾ of a cup of boiling water and stir until it has dissolved. Place the condensed milk into a bowl and while whisking, add the dissolved gelatine mixture and the lemon juice. Continue to whisk until mixture is well combined.
- Remove the set biscuit base from the fridge and pour over the condensed milk layer. Place back in the fridge, until it just begins to start to set – approximately half an hour.
- Make the lime jelly as per the packet instructions – adding an extra teaspoon of gelatine. Allow the jelly to cool until it has reached room temperature.
- Remove the slice from the fridge and place it on a baking tray as this makes it much easier to move in and out of the fridge. Carefully pour the lime jelly over the slice and place it back in the fridge to set approximately 3 hours and is should be fine.
- Make the strawberry jelly as per the packet instructions and add an extra teaspoon of gelatine. Allow the jelly to cool until it’s room temperature.
- Remove slice from the fridge and carefully pour over the lime jelly layer. Place the slice back into the fridge - preferably overnight to set.
- Remove the set slice from the fridge and cut into squares.
Christmas Jelly Slice Thermomix Instructions
- Line the base and the sides of a slice tin with baking paper, making sure you leave plenty hanging over the sides.
- Place the biscuits in the bowl and crush for 5 seconds on speed 9.
- Add the butter and heat for 3 minutes on 80 degrees speed 2.
- Remove biscuit mixture from the bowl and pour into the lined tray. Push the mixture down with a metal spoon to create a flat surface. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
- To make the filling, combine the gelatine in a jug with the boiling water and allow to cool slightly. In a clean bowl, add the lemon juice and condensed milk and mix for 45 seconds on speed 4. After 5 seconds, remove the measuring cup and carefully pour the gelatine mixture in. Remove the set slice base from the fridge and pour over the filling. Put back into the fridge for 30 minutes.
- In a clean bowl, add the hot water and heat for 3 minutes on 90 degrees speed 2. Add the jelly crystals and one extra teaspoon of gelatine and stir until they have dissolved. Pour jelly into another bowl and allow it to cool until it has reached room temperature.
- Remove the slice from the fridge and carefully pour the jelly over the slice and place it back in the fridge to set for approximately 3 hours.
- Prepare the strawberry jelly as per the previous step and carefully pour over the set lime jelly layer.
- Place the slice back into the fridge – preferably overnight to set.
- Remove the set slice from the fridge and cut into squares.
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Wow! Sounds amazing…..Thanks for the recipe.
I remember jelly slice on my little brother’s birthday, I buy a lot to give his visitor kids and they all loved it.
Wow! that was amazing recipe and easy to follow.
would there be a video that i havent found for this one ploease
Hi! I love the reciple but when ive made mine the Condasented milk isnt really firm ljke in the Photos
Do you have any tips it seems to fall to pieces when i cut it 🙁
Hi ALi, I’m sorry to hear it hasn’t set well. What brand of condensed milk did you use? I always use the Nestle (regular, not light) and get good results. You could try adding a teaspoon or two of gelatine to help it set. I hope that helps x
I’m making this as a gluten, citrus and dairy free slice. I’ve swapped the Marie biscuits for gluten free scotchfinger biscuits, then 50g each of cashews and macadamias which I’ve turned into crumbs. I used half the amount of butter but used nuttelex instead of butter. I’ve not added the lemon juice but have added a tsp of vanilla instead. I can’t wait to eat it tomorrow!
Ooh that sounds great Yvette, I’d love to hear how it went 🙂
It was fabulous! The base was too rich and oily though, so If using nuts, I’ll have to quarter the nuttelex I think. I followed the instructions as written but swapped for Pandaroo Condensed Coconut Milk instead. I’d post I photo if that was an option. It held together beautifully.
Oh! Thank you! This is perfect! I am in Sri Lanka and trying to find Christmas recipes that do not require an oven! This is just the ticket!!!
Pre make the jelly….. Chop it up… Spread across the biscuit base before condensed milk liquid. And then put in to set. Also you can use apple black current juice to condensed milk liquid
Thanks so much for the great tips !
Hi Lauren…I’ve made this one once or twice and love it but with some new requirements for family members i need to know if you have an alternative to gelatine? Do you know if there is a suitable alternative for vegetarians?
Hi Debbie, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it in the past 🙂 Hmm, I’m not 100% sure, leave this with me and I’ll get back to you x
Possibly Agar Agar would be a good substitute for gelatine.
Hi, in step 4 it says to add 21/12 teaspoons of gelatin? I’m guessing you mean 2, 1/2 teaspoons?
Yes that’s right Trish, I’ll fix that up now!