My mom and grandmother were the same way. So as kids my mom, myself, and now my boys all eat Jello Toast.
Turn the broiler on. Butter bread and sprinkle with a layer of Jello powder. Shake off excess powder, place bread on foil, pan, or directly on oven rack. Broil until the Jello powder melts into the butter and the crust starts to brown, about 2-4 minutes…Pretty easy, right? And No Sticky Fingers!!