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If you want a sweet treat after your meal but are thinking about something that’s light and easy to make, this cherry Jello mold may be the perfect option. The tangy and sweet cherries give this mold a satisfying texture and flavor. It’s also easy to make, it sets up quickly, it’s a versatile recipe, and it easily feeds a crowd.
One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make it in almost any flavor. If you don’t like the cherry mold, you can change it up with orange, grape, lime, or any other Jello flavor you prefer. You can also change the fruits you add to it. Instead of cherries, you can use pineapple, diced apples, oranges, and even sliced grapes in the recipe. You can also use any flavor of soda you want. Feel free to play around with different flavor combinations to find the one you like best.
Jello Mold Toppings
One way you can add a creative and tasty spin to this recipe is by adding toppings to your Jello treat. You can add more chopped cherries, whipped cream, chopped pecans, or anything else you think pairs well with the other flavors in the dessert. You can also set out bowls of topping so each of your dinner guests can choose the topping they want and add it to their serving of Jello.
Jello Mold Plating Ideas
Another reason you will love this recipe is because it’s fun. It’s fun to make, and it’s fun to plate. The love for jiggling Jello is one you never outgrow. You can find dozens of different molds that can be used to make this dessert. If you are planning to serve it around the holidays, you may be able to find one shaped like a wreath, snowflake, or even an Easter egg. You can also have fun with the toppings you choose to add. Simply use them as decorations to make your cherry mold the centerpiece for your entire meal.
When To Serve Jello Molds
You can serve Jello molds any time of year. They are great for every holiday, but they also make great desserts for potlucks and cookouts. You can make them a day or two before you plan on serving them and keep them in the refrigerator. Kids and adults enjoy the flavors, and it’s a healthier alternative to other desserts and snacks that are full of sugar and high in calories. Once you serve this recipe, you will get a lot of requests to make it again.
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- 1 (16.5 ounce) can pitted Bing cherries, drained, juice reserved
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can cola-flavored carbonated beverage
- 1 (6 ounce) package black cherry flavored gelatine mix
- 1 (15.25 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- In a saucepan, combine the reserved cherry juice with the cola.
- Bring to a boil, and stir in the gelatin until dissolved. Remove from the heat, and mix in the drained cherries, drained pineapple, and chopped pecans.
- Pour mixture into a mold sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.