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Jello Roll Ups (Jello Pinwheels)

Forget boring pans of Jello and make these Jello Roll Ups that are a fun, whimsical dessert full of color and flavor. These are easy to make and make a great addition to any party!

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Jello Pinwheels Are So Fun to Make

When it comes to making gelatin desserts, skip all those traditional recipes and give these whimsical Jello Pinwheels a try!

While these may look complicated to make, they are actually really easy. Just a few simple ingredients, allow the jello to set and then remove from the pan and roll. Then slice into pieces.

These Jello Roll Ups are the perfect party appetizer and can be customized and made in any flavor and color.

Want another Jello recipe? Try our Ocean Water Jello Cookies or try any of our famous Jello Shots

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It is easy to make – Just throw some ingredients into a large bowl, mix and allow it to set in a pan then roll and cut.
  • It is fun to make – These are so fun, your kids can help make them. Feel free to try different colors and flavors too!
  • It is delicious – If you enjoy jello with a bit of marshmallow, you will love this recipe.
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What You Need to Make Jello Roll Ups

  • Jello – Choose any flavors and colors you’d like. We used strawberry, grape and lime.
  • Mini Marshmallows- You can choose the white or colored.
  • Boiling Water– To be mixed with the gelatin powder
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Helpful Tips

  • This recipe makes just one color. If you want multiple colors, you’ll need to repeat this recipe for each color.
  • Do not leave your jello in the fridge when it’s still a sheet. If it dries too much, it won’t stick to roll it up as well.
  • Do not overcook the marshmallows or they will dissolve too much into the jello mixture and they won’t leave the white film on top like you want. The white film is necessary to make the second color within your rollup when they’re finished.
  • You can make the slices as big or small as you want. However, the size you cut them will determine how many you get out of the recipe.
  • It may take a couple times rolling it up before you can get it tight enough.
  • The middle of the roll will be a bit thicker than the ends. This is normal.
step by step showing how to make jello roll ups

Jello Roll Ups (Jello Pinwheels)

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How to make Jello Roll Ups (Jello Pinwheels)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Chill Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 16 minutes
Servings 16


  • 8×8 Pan
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • Sharp Knife
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk


  • 1 ½ Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 Box Jello 3 ounces
  • ½ Cup Boiling Water


  • Spray an 8×8 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Place the jello powder in a medium mixing bowl and add the boiling water.
  • Whisk lightly until dissolved or close to it.
  • Add the marshmallows to the bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  • Remove and whisk again until there are no marshmallow lumps.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and place in the fridge for 2 hours or until set.
  • Remove by gently pulling up one corner and slowly peeling it out of the pan.
  • Roll into a tight tube like you would cinnamon rolls. Place back in the pan and back in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove and slice into ½ inch pieces using a sharp knife. Do not saw back and forth, one cut, straight down.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Keyword jello desserts, jello pinwheels, jello roll ups
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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