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A light, tasty (and easy!) dessert

picture of Layered Jello

Awhile back one of my readers, Roberta, asked if I could post some lighter recipes. Here is a light and tasty dessert that is also pretty in my humble opinion. It would be even prettier if you had the right kind of glassware to put it in. You can't see it from my picture, but the jello mixture forms layers. This would show up much better in a tall, slender container. I think this recipe came from a jello ad.

Layered Jello

3 oz. orange gelatin (sugar free works great)
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 carton Cool Whip (the Light kind works fine)
1 can mandarin oranges

Dissolve the gelatin in boiling water. Stir in about 2 cups of the frozen cool whip. Pour into clear glasses. Chill. This will form two layers. Before serving top with some of the now thawed cool whip and drained mandarin oranges.

You could also try this with other flavors of gelatin and fruits. We really enjoy this and it's a good recipe to know about if you are serving someone who needs to watch his sugar intake.


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