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Gelatin Desserts

Looking for recipes for gelatin desserts? Taste of Home has the best gelatin dessert recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Cool, fruity and creamy, these gelatin treats are richer than plain gelatin and cut easily into whatever shape you'd like. They're a fun finger food that works for any holiday or theme. -Annette Ellyson, Carolina, West Virginia
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Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

By alternating fruity layers of gelatin in harvest colors with sweetened sour cream, Melody Mellinger of Myerstown, Pennsylvania created one eye-catching treat. "Kids really fall for it," she says with a laugh, "but it's impressive enough to satisfy any adult."

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanuts were one of the most talked-about candies in my hometown's old-fashioned candy shop. When I saw this gelatin recipe that called for Circus Peanuts, I knew just where to buy them and tried the recipe. Kids love its cool fruity taste, and older folks enjoy the trip down memory lane. -Ruthanne Mengel, Demotte, Indiana

Pastel Torte

Pastel Torte

Pastel Torte

Gloria Denton of Courtenay, British Columbia relates, "I've made this pretty layered dessert for many showers. The delicate almond flavor is wonderful."
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No-Bake Strawberry Dessert

No-Bake Strawberry Dessert

No-Bake Strawberry Dessert

Convenience items such as store-bought angel food cake, frozen strawberries and instant pudding mix make preparing this refrigerated delight as simple as can be. I whip up this refreshing strawberry dessert all year round. It's particularly attractive when served in a glass dish. —Sherri Daniels, Clark, South Dakota

Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Blueberry Gelatin Salad

People request this layered treat for potlucks all the time. This dish can be served as either a salad or a dessert. And preparing it a day ahead makes it taste even better! —Mildred Livingston, Phoenix, Arizona

Swedish Creme

Swedish Creme

Swedish Creme

This thick and creamy dessert is my interpretation of my mother’s recipe for Swedish “Krem”. It has just a hint of almond flavor and looks spectacular with bright-red berries on top. Serve it in glasses to match the occasion. —Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota

Make-Ahead Shortcake

Make-Ahead Shortcake

Make-Ahead Shortcake

This lovely layered dessert showcases strawberries. "This family favorite has all the satisfaction of traditional strawberry shortcake with just a dash of distinction," she promises.

Orange Cream Cheesecake

Orange Cream Cheesecake

Orange Cream Cheesecake

I love serving this impressive-looking cheesecake with its pretty layers and silky-smooth texture. The combination of orange gelatin, cream cheese and whipped topping is simply irresistible. -Madonna Faunce, Boise, Idaho

Layered Christmas Gelatin

Layered Christmas Gelatin

Layered Christmas Gelatin

Christmastime always means that this recipe comes out of my recipe box. The traditional holiday colors in this salad make the buffet table look so pretty. —Diane Schefelker, Ireton, Iowa

Apricot Delight

Apricot Delight

Apricot Delight

"My mother sent me the original recipe for this delightful dessert 45 years ago, and I lightened it up," writes Alice Case of Carrollton, Texas. With bits of angel food cake and a cream cheese-like texture, this refreshing treat tastes so rich that no one will guess it's light.
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