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  • A delicious, no-bake holiday dessert!

    When you're ready to line up the holiday dessert table with miniature desserts, pick out recipes that take less than an hour or so to prepare. The holidays are busy enough without baking and cooking activities, so a few no-bake recipes can save time and still satisfy a crowd!

    Chocolate-cherry bombs made with JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin took me less than 15 minutes to put together and were ready to serve within an hour. These eye-catching, miniature desserts would make a great addition to any holiday table and are sure to be an instant hit with chocolate lovers.

    Here's how to make your own batch of 14 chocolate-cherry bombs:

    What you'll need:

    1/3 cup boiling water

    1 package (3 oz.) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin

    1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk

    2 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, coarsely chopped

    14 maraschino cherries with stems, drained

    14 3 oz. paper cups sprayed with cooking spray

    Baking sheet or tray

    To make chocolate cherry-bombs:

    Step 1:

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  • They make for the perfect passed dessert.
    With the holidays on the horizon, my sister and I were excited to spend an evening together sampling new dessert recipes that we could share with our family this year. Triple-chocolate cookie balls were a simple, no-bake delight that we enjoyed making together, devouring half of, and then sharing with the kids the next day. They look much more complicated than they actually are, and they'll be the perfect addition to your holiday party this year.

    Getting Started

    Triple-chocolate cookie balls require 1 package of Oreo cookies, ½ a cup of milk, 1 package of JELL-O chocolate instant pudding, 12-16 semi-sweet Baker's chocolate squares, 4-8 white Baker's chocolate squares, and waxed paper. You'll make approximately 40-45 cookie balls.

    First Dose of Chocolate

    To begin, you'll make chocolate balls using Oreo cookies, JELL-O chocolate instant pudding, and half a cup of milk. Mix the chocolate pudding and the milk together. Though you may be inclined to use a whisk, I had better

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  • Black Forest cupcakes for a crowd.
    When you're short on time and need a no-fuss dessert for a crowd, whip together a batch of Black Forest-inspired cupcakes and you'll be good to go! JELL-O Black Cherry flavor gelatin is a versatile ingredient you can use to make a delicious, dessert-like frosting for chocolate cupcakes. Unlike a Black Forest layer cake that can take hours to prepare, these cupcakes can be made in less than 30 minutes.

    Whether you're having guests over for a holiday event or just want to treat the kids to something new, use these tips to make some tasty Black Forest cupcakes for a crowd:

    What you'll need:

    1 package two-layer chocolate cake mix

    24 cupcake liners

    ½ cup boiling water

    1 package (3 oz.) JELL-O Black Cherry Flavor Gelatin

    1 ½ cups COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

    24 maraschino cherries with stems, drained

    To make the dessert:

    Prepare two 12-cup muffin pans by placing a liner in each cavity. I like to spray liners with a spritz of cooking spray so the

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  • Serve them as an appetizer, a beverage, or as a dessert treat.

    If you're hosting a holiday party, you know that no matter how organized you are, time is always in short supply. If you're like me, when you mix hosting duties with three small children, a house to clean, and food and drinks to put together, you want simple, elegant, and classic options without spending the entire day in the kitchen. Add some sparkle to your holiday table this season by putting together simple, non-alcoholic mini "mimosas" that guests of all ages will love. Serve them as an appetizer, a beverage, or as a dessert treat. However you serve them, they're sure to be a hit among your party guests.

    Getting started

    For every 10 mini "mimosas", you'll need a 3 oz. package of JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin, ¼ of a cup of boiling water, 1/3 a cup of club soda, 10 small plastic cups (2-3 oz), and 3-4 strawberries. You'll also need cooking spray to grease the cups. Purchase several boxes of JELL-O to make a larger tray of these treats if you're expecting a crowd.

    Putting

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  • Easy treats for the holidays.

    In my annual search for yummy new holiday goodies, I decided to try using classic ingredients in a new way. Luckily, my pantry yielded the perfect solution - a quick, no-bake treat, using JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin, white chocolate, and evaporated milk. The hardest part of making them was waiting 20 minutes for them to set up in the fridge!

    These JELL-O Strawberry 'n Cream Minis have a consistency like custard and the smell is amazing. They're an unexpected alternative to cookies and cakes; the colors stand out and give holiday sweets a fresh feel. My kids couldn't wait to get their hands on them!

    JELL-O Strawberry 'n Cream Minis

    Prep time: 15 minutes plus refrigerating time
    Makes: 14 servings

    Ingredients:
    1/3 cup boiling water
    1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
    1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk
    2 squares BAKER'S White Chocolate
    4 fresh strawberries, quartered

    Add boiling water to the gelatin mix in a medium bowl. Stir it for around 2

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