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A layered, jello finger snack that is always a huge hit at potlucks! Takes about 4 hours from beginning to end, but most of that is waiting for each jello layer to set, so you can easily be busy doing other things while you make this. Choose your own flavors and colors to make it festive!
Take a 9.5″ x 13.5″ glass dish and coat the inside with Pam spray. Take a paper towel and evenly distribute the grease while absorbing the extra. This will prevent the jello from sticking.
Decide in what order you want the colors, and begin!
Mix 1 cup hot water with 1 packet gelatin and 1 packet Jello; stir until dissolved. Pour the first layer of liquid into the glass dish and set on an even surface in the fridge (really make sure it’s even or your layers will come out wonky!). The first layer will take about 45 minutes to an hour to set.
White you’re waiting, prepare the mixture for the white layers:
Pour and scrape out the can of condensed milk into a medium/large mixing bowl. Then add 1 cup hot water and mix until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
Mix together 1 cup of hot water and 2 packets gelatin and stir until dissolved. Then add to the bowl of condensed milk and stir by hand with a whisk until fully mixed. Set aside to cool, but stir it through the process to keep it from setting. If it does start to firm up, stick it in the microwave until it liquifies again.
Once the first layer of jello is firm, take it out of the fridge and gently pour 1 cup of the white mixture evenly over the top. Return to the fridge and let it set up for about 20 to 30 minutes.
As soon as you’ve put the dish back to cool, start mixing up the next layer of Jello exactly like you did the first layer (1 cup hot water + 1 packet gelatin + 1 packet Jello, then stir until dissolved). By doing this as soon as you can, it gives the hot Jello liquid enough time to cool off so it doesn’t melt the layer that you pour it on. Once the white layer is firm, pour the Jello and stick back in the fridge.
Then just repeat each step (color jello + white + color + white + color) until all ingredients are used up! The first layer takes the longest, but each layer after that sets up within 30 minutes.
Once all layers have been poured, it’s best to keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours just to ensure that everything is solid. Then cut into squares and enjoy!
The salad is absolutely perfect as a side for a nice, salty meat. It’s perfect for ham and divine for roast beef. (You really can’t go wrong!) My maternal grandfather was so taken with it the first year it was served that he took home all the leftovers.
Jello salads are a dying breed. I fondly remember this one that my grandma made for every holiday meal. It’s still a favorite. It’s always invited back whenever I take it to gatherings and pot-lucks. I know this recipe by heart since I’ve repeated it over and over upon request. I hope you will enjoy it as much as my family has.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!