The following is a Public Service Announcement, lifted from Lily’s Lab with her permission:
Let it be known that any material known as Jelly, Jel-lee, Jellie, Gelly, etc, is NOT sterilizable, under any circumstances.** Such materials are highly porous, and very unstable when subjected to high temperatures. They cannot be sterilized, or even sanitized, with boiling water, bleach, rubbing alcohol, UV wands, or antibacterial soap. Even medical grade Quatricide cannot sterilize a jelly toy.
You cannot sterilize jelly. Ever. Period.
** And oh, sprockets, I wish I was kidding when I tell you I’ve heard people claim this.