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JELL-O Beach Dessert
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JELL-O Beach Dessert

3 Hours 30 Minutes
30 Min Prep
3 Hr 30 Min Cook
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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20 servings
Original recipe yields 20 servings
2-1/4 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers, divided
1/2 cup 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. (6 oz.) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
ice cubes
3/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup blue sprinkles
suggested decorations (6 sticks colored chewing gum, 6 pieces [2-inch] chewy fruit snack roll, 6 miniature paper umbrellas, 2 jawbreaker candies)
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Let's Make It
1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
Kitchen Tips
Size Wise
At 20 servings, this fun recipe is the perfect dessert to serve at a summer party or classroom celebration.
Substitute
Prepare using 2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Berry Blue Favor Gelatin.
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.
Nutrition
Calories
240
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
18%
Saturated Fat 9g
45%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 160mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 27g
10%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 21g
42%
Protein 2g
4%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
20 servings
* 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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