JELL-O Mosaic Dessert Bars

Try the sweet dessert bars with a healthy salad or just alone!















Although, the JELL-O mosaic dessert bar recipe is fun to make and eat the way it is, I have a variation you might like as well. The recipe calls for making four types of JELL-O and then cutting it into cubes and pouring a milky mixture over it for a mosaic effect. After chilling for two hours you have a colorful and tasty dessert you can slice and serve.

My variation involves arranging the cubes in sections. By separating out the colors I was able to create a orange creamsicle-like section, a lemon creme section, and a strawberries and cream section. I was still able to have my mixed cubed section as well. Whether you decide to serve this at a party or are trying to please picky eaters at your house, the splitting of the flavors allows you to make everything in one pan and still have something a little different for everyone to pick from. You could even spell someone's name out with the cubes if you wanted to get really creative.

Ingredients:
5-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
2 env. KNOX Unflavored Gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

  • Add 1 cup boiling water to each flavor fruit gelatin mix in separate bowls. Stir at least 2 min. until completely dissolved.
  • Pour each flavor of gelatin into separate small shallow food storage container sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm
  • (After 2 hours) Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 min.
  • Stir in 1-1/2 cups boiling water. Add condensed milk; mix well. Cool slightly.
  • Cut flavored gelatin into cubes. Randomly place cubes in 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. ( An 8x4 loaf pan can also be used; then served in slices)
  • SLOWLY pour milk mixture over cubes. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
If you are watching your calories, consider having a small slice of a lemon and orange cream mosaic dessert with a citrus spinach salad. For the citrus salad, take a bed of fresh spinach and top it with cashews, mandarin orange slices, a spritz of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Top the salad and the dessert with freshly grated lemon. Not only will the lemon orange mosaic JELL-O dessert complement the salad; you won't feel one bit guilty about having dessert!

Content by Chrissie Klinger.