JELL-O® Beach Dessert

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20 servings, about 1/2 cup each

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 of the wafer crumbs and the butter in 13x9-inch baking dish. Press firmly onto bottom of dish for crust; cover. Set aside. Mix cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in half of the whipped topping. Spread evenly over crust.
  • Stir boiling water into gelatin in medium bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to cold water to measure 2 cups. Stir into gelatin. 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 whipped topping over gelatin. Sprinkle with wafer crumbs and sprinkles to resemble sand and water. 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. Cut dessert into 20 squares to serve. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

Size Wise

At 20 servings, this fun recipe is great for a party or classroom celebration!


To kick the flavor up a notch, prepare with JELL-O X-Treme Wild Berry Flavor Gelatin.

How to Soften Cream Cheese

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


  • 20 servings, about 1/2 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings, about 1/2 cup each
Calories 260
% Daily Value
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 170mg
Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 23g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 4 %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!!!!!!!