Orange Jelly Smiles : Cook Along With Your Kids

210 min cook time
10 min prep time
Preperation Time:
10 mins
Cooking Time:
210 mins


  1. 6 big juicy oranges (refer notes)
  2. 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons gelatin powder
  3. Sugar or Honey as desired (optional)



  • Cut the oranges into half and squeeze out as much juice as you can. Be careful while doing this because the peel needs to be kept intact. Manual juicing is the best way to go, to avoid any damage on the peel.Once all the juice has been extracted, scrape out any extra strings, pith or flesh.
  • Once all the juice has been extracted, scrape out any extra strings, pith or flesh.
  • Place the orange peels into the shells of a muffin tray.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin into 1/4 cup of cold water. Let it sit in it until softened.
  • Measure out about 3/4 to 1 cup of the orange juice and add it into a sauce pan. At this time, add the sugar or honey to sweeten it. (Optional. I did not add any sweetener) Bring the juice to a boil.
  • Take the piping hot juice and whisk the gelatin mixture into it.
  • Fill each orange peel cup on the muffin tray with the orange juice mixture. Place the muffin tray into the refrigerator to cool. Leave to chill for about 2 to 3 hours.
  • The filling should firm up and must be quite stiff. Once it is hard enough, cut into wedges and serve.
  • Enjoy your Jelly Smiles!


You can use any orange for this. I used the naval oranges as the peel is firm.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 540
Calories from Fat 12
Total Fat 1.3g2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 2002mg57%
Carbohydrates 135.5g45%
Dietary Fiber 26.5g106%
Sugars 109.0g
Protein 10.4g
Vitamin A 50% · Vitamin C 979%
Calcium 44% · Iron 6%

Orange Jelly Smiles are a fun, easy and healthy treat to prepare for your kids and your whole family. You may think why not just eat oranges just as it is, why go through all this pain?! Yes you may be right. But it is also important to understand that most kids enjoy helping out in the kitchen and this dish makes a fun DIY activity to do along with them.

Whip up these pretty and delicious Orange Jelly Smiles to spread some sunshine for the week.