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JELL-O Beach Dessert

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20 servings

Shimmering blue gelatin is layered with cream cheese and whipped topping in a vanilla wafer crust, then decorated to resemble a sandy beach.

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  • Combine 2 cups wafer crumbs and butter in 13x9-inch dish; press onto bottom of dish. Mix cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl until blended. Gently stir in half the COOL WHIP; spread over crust.
  • Add boiling water to gelatin mix in separate medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to cold water to measure 2 cups; stir into gelatin until ice is melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until gelatin is slightly thickened. Spoon over cream cheese layer.
  • Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Just before serving, spread remaining COOL WHIP over dessert. Sprinkle with wafer crumbs and sprinkles to resemble sand and water. Add decorations as desired to resemble photo.

Size Wise

At 20 servings, this fun recipe is the perfect dessert to serve at a summer party or classroom celebration.

How to Decorate

Bend gum into "s" shapes to resemble beach chairs; place on "sand." Place fruit roll pieces near chairs to resemble towels. Insert umbrellas into dessert behind the chairs. Place jawbreakers on the sand for the beach balls.

How to Soften the Cream Cheese

Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 15 sec. or just until slightly softened.


  • 20 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings
Calories 240
% Daily Value
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 160mg
Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • melissasuda85 |

  • tiffany87111 |

    Made this one for my daughters pool party, got lots of oohs and aahs when it came out. I used decorative candles in the shapes of flamingos and palm trees and they looked like tiki torches. It is not a delicious go back for more dessert, but it is definitely fun for kids and adults.

  • grant3005 |

    It is so yummy!!!!!!!