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JELL-O Beach Dessert

JELL-O Beach Dessert is rated 3.888888888888889 out of 5 by 18.
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
3
hr.
30
min.
Servings

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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Make It

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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.

Servings

  • 20 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 240
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 160mg
Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made this one for my daughters pool party, got lots of oohs and aahs when it came out. 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.
Date published: 2009-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from We have an inground pool. We have an inground pool. We love entertaining, so you can imagine how many party's we end up haveing in one late spring,summer,& eary fall. Our pool stay's warm because we have a heater. This was a good,and entertaining dessert. A BIG WINNER everytime I used it.
Date published: 2005-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was a hit at a beach themed party. This was a hit at a beach themed party. However, instead covering over all the Jello with the whipped topping and using the blue colored sprinkles for water, I just left part of the jello uncovered and let that be the water.
Date published: 2005-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made this recipe twice and both times the people at the party loved it and wanted the... I have made this recipe twice and both times the people at the party loved it and wanted the recipe. Its Cheesecake with a hint of Raspberry.. The blue really takes in the kids.. i would recommend this. It's really cute too.
Date published: 2002-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great summer treat. What a great summer treat. Everyone was very impressed. This cake is very easy yet impressive. It's fun to play w/different themes on top of the cake.
Date published: 2002-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this recipes looks easy, delicious, and practical. this recipes looks easy, delicious, and practical. It's a recipe that has a 'fancy' side to it yet it looks easy to prepare
Date published: 2002-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a wonderful idea for a party, it is a real hit. This is a wonderful idea for a party, it is a real hit. Great for anytime of the year. The family loved it.
Date published: 2002-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I don't have some of the ingredients on hand. I don't have some of the ingredients on hand. Example - marshmellows or cream cheese.
Date published: 2002-10-09
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