Fun recipe for kids and very tasty. I changed the recipe for what I had on hand, it still turned out fine. I had sugar-free cherry, no sugar, and no sticks. I substituted less corn syrup for the sugar, no problems. I used plastic spoons instead of sticks, worked fine. I piped the cool whip in the cups to form a perfect seal, no color blending and less messy. I froze the cool whip layer, as someone suggested. Perfect. Will make again...maybe red and green for Christmas. I also used smaller cups and made 24 3 oz size. Good Luck, seems to be a forgiving recipe! A cool tasty treat!