Dinosaur Party Food: Jurassic Amber Treats with Dino DNA

Dinosaur Party Food: Jurassic Amber Treats


Dinosaurs are always popular with kids. With the new Jurassic World movie coming out in June, I’m sure there will be lots of requests for dinosaur themed birthday parties. These treats are great for parties or anytime your kids need some dinosaur inspired fun.

How did the scientists in the first Jurassic Park movie create dinosaurs? Kids know that they extracted the dinosaur DNA from prehistoric insects that had been become trapped in amber.

The Jurassic Amber Treats are easy to make, tasty and fun to eat. Instead of real insects trapped in amber, there are bits of dried fruit suspended in gelatin jigglers. If you’ve got kids who like to help in the kitchen, this is a fun activity to do together.

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Jurassic Amber Treats with Dinosaur DNA


1 Large Box Lemon Flavored Gelatin (6 ounces)
1 Small Box Orange Flavored Gelatin (3 ounces)

1 3/4 cups Hot Water

1 T Dried Fruit (tart cherries, raisins, blueberries…), chopped


Put gelatin mix in a bowl.

Bring water to a boil and then add to the gelatin. Stir until gelatin is dissolved.

Pour hot jello into an ice cube tray. Refrigerate for about an hour until partially set.

Push a couple of bits of dried fruit into each cube. Refrigerate until firm (about another hour).

Briefly run warm tap water over the bottom of the ice cube tray to loosen the treats. Use a knife to help remove them from the tray, if necessary.

Serve and enjoy!

Dinosaur Party Food: Jurassic Amber Treats

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120 comments for “Dinosaur Party Food: Jurassic Amber Treats with Dino DNA

  1. June 14, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Awesome idea and recipe! Such a fun snack and also fun for a party. It is amazing how real it looks. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  2. Buddy Garrett
    June 14, 2015 at 6:42 am

    These would be great for a party to view the movie.

  3. Richard Hicks
    June 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Very creative recipe to say the least. Would be good for Halloween too

  4. June 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    great idea – I’ll have to do this when the movie comes out on dvd and we have a family movie night

  5. Kathy Pease
    June 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    These look blike the would be fun to make with the kiddos..Great idea I will have to show my daughter so she can make with her stepson :)

  6. Julie Hawkins
    June 14, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    This is such a cute idea. My family will love this treat.

  7. Dan Denman
    June 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    What a great recipe! They look and sound good. I think our family will love these!

  8. Nicole Lancaster
    June 14, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Jurassic Amber Treats look cool. They would go great with any Dinosaur themed party.

  9. ger
    June 14, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    How fun are they!! Love them, what a great idea!

  10. sharon shafran
    June 14, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    umm? looking good?

  11. heather
    June 14, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    This recipe looks so fun for the kids this summer thanks for sharing this one.

  12. Eva D
    June 14, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    this would be a treat my kids would LOVE! it looks scary and gross which means they will love it :)

  13. Laurie Nykaza
    June 14, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    The kids would love making these. So cute for parties too

  14. Lily Kwan
    June 14, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Francine Anchondo
    August 18, 2015 at 7:44 am

    My kids would love these.

  16. ANN*H
    August 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    These would be great for a Halloween party and even for a snack for the kids . The kids will have fun eating these. Good for them to have too. thanks for the recipe for them

  17. Jeffrey
    August 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    This looks so cute!

  18. mycraftingworld
    August 29, 2015 at 8:14 am

    This looks like fun to do with the kids. It is now on my list to do with them.

  19. Chelsea B.
    August 30, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Haha okay. That’s pretty cool.

  20. Emily Streeter
    February 16, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    These look amazing! My daughters 1st birthday is tomorrow and her party is Sunday. Dinosaur themed. We will be having these!! Thank you for sharing!

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