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Spiced Apple Cider Jelly Shots

These spiced, spiked gelatin squares are sure to get the party started at fall get-togethers. If you’re going for the more traditional shot-style look, pour the mixture into 2-ounce plastic cups and refrigerate until set. — Rachel Seis, Senior Editor, Taste of Home

Red, White ‘n’ Blue Salad

29 reviews

Our striking "flag" salad drew plenty of attention at our Independence Day party. The shimmering stripes are formed with distinctive...


Sweet & Tart Lemon Jell-O

7 reviews

With its sunny lemon color, this gelatin mold brightens up any table. I usually make two molds for parties because...


Stained Glass Gelatin

4 reviews

Kids love this sweet, wiggly gelatin and whipped topping dessert. Use different flavors of gelatin to make color versions that...


Swedish Creme

9 reviews

This thick and creamy dessert is my interpretation of my mother’s recipe for Swedish krem. It has just a hint...

Light Strawberry Gelatin Pie

45 reviews

There's plenty of sweet berry flavor in this refreshing dessert. Made with sugar-free gelatin and a graham cracker crust, the...


Special Strawberry Salad

4 reviews

This berry-filled salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort....

Pina Colada Molded Salad

10 reviews

My gelatin ring gets a tropical twist from coconut, pineapple and macadamia nuts. It's a wonderful anytime treat. Now that...


Peppermint Stick Dessert

2 reviews

With every spoonful of this cool, creamy concoction, my family goes back in time to when our Grandma Dagmar made...


Fluffy Cranberry Delight

5 reviews

This was originally my daughter's recipe, and she or I will make it for one or more of our holiday...


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Homemade Holiday Marshmallows

27 reviews

This marshmallow recipe was my grandpa's favorite. At Christmastime, he would be busy making homemade marshmallows for his family and...