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Desserts

JELL-O® Beach Dessert

JELL-O® Beach Dessert recipe
photo by:kraft
Shimmering blue gelatin is layered with cream cheese and whipped topping in a vanilla wafer crust then decorated to resemble a sandy beach.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
3 hr 30 min
servings
total:
20 servings, about 1/2 cup each
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What You Need

2-1/4
cups  finely crushed vanilla wafers, divided
1/2
cup  (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4
cup  sugar
1
tub  (12 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1-1/2
cups  boiling water
1
pkg.  (8-serving size) or 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
 Ice cubes
3/4
cup  cold water
1/4
cup  blue colored sprinkles
6
sticks  colored chewing gum
6
pieces  chewy fruit snack roll (2 inch)
6
 miniature paper umbrellas
2
 jawbreakers

Make It

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.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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