Best Jell-O® Dessert Recipes

No, this post is not sponsored by Jell-O, but rather a very pregnant woman who hit the jackpot by making a Jell-O dessert via a recipe she saw in a magazine. I was so impressed with how good this tasted (and how easy it was to make) that I went online and found a gazillion other dessert recipes by Jell-O. Who would have thought, right? Bon appétit!

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  1. Triple Layer Mud Pie, recipe
  2. Strawberry Pretzel Squares, recipe
  3. Banana Pudding Squares, recipe
  4. Rainbow Yellow Cake, recipe
  5. No Melt Sundae Pie (this is what I made), recipe
  6. Lemon Lovelies, recipe

Pictures from KraftRecipes.com

Individual Frozen Key Lime Pies

I logged into Pinterest for the first time in years (it seems) and I saw this beautiful piece of dessert staring back at me. I’m pregnant, hungry all the time, and hot – so this refreshing dessert looks perfect for me. I’ll be making this something this week. Wish me luck. Recipe and link to more photos if you want to join me.

Key Lime Pie Recipe

All photos from Dana’s cooking blog.

From the Kitchen of Kelsey Cross

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Princess Hamburger Five-Layer Cake

Let’s just say Kelsey and I haven’t perfected the art of making a layered cake yet. The other day, we decided to bake a cake. We didn’t read any directions, we just decided to wing it. That made for half of the fun! We wanted it five layers (Kelsey’s choice) and all kids of colors (again, her call). We didn’t get rid of the ‘bubble’ on the layer that result in a fast bake time, instead we just stacked and let the cake lay where it may.

It was hilarious! No, seriously, this was the best part of baking. Allowing your four-year-old dictate the colors of the cake, not worrying about a mess and frosting with your fingers, and forgetting to tighten the lid on the sprinkles before pouring them on top of your cake. We really did have a great time baking together. After it was all done, Ryan walked in and said, “Is it supposed to look like a hamburger?” Well, no. It’s not. But since it does, we called this our Princess Hamburger Cake. And if you’re wondering, it tasted amazing.

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The Culinary Hat: Roy’s Chocolate Soufflé

I had an amazing dinner last night with some great friends. Girlfriends I’ve met over the last year. We are all mom’s with kids in the same school and have found such great common ground. Last night, we went to Roy’s and stayed until (gasp!) 10:30pm! (moms – you know this to be a big deal) It’s so refreshing to have great, working momversations with some incredible women.

I don’t know how it happened, but during dinner this amazing plate of chocolate heaven was passed my way. By some grace of God, I passed up on trying a bite. Turns out it was their specialty, Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé. What was I thinking passing this up. Anyway, I went online and actually found this recipe!

Here it is, directly from the Roy’s Restaurant website. Enjoy.

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(Serves 4) Printable Version

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 eggs plus 4 egg yolks
  • 12 tbsp. butter
  • 8 oz. semisweet dark chocolate (make sure to use a good quality)

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. In a separate bowl, mix eggs and yolks together. In a saucepan, bring butter to a simmer, then add the chocolate. Mix until the chocolate is smooth and begins to simmer along the edges. Combine this chocolate mixture with the sugar and cornstarch and mix thoroughly. Add eggs and mix at low-speed until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth. Refrigerate overnight in a bowl.

Preheat oven to 375º. Line 4 metal soufflé rings with parchment paper and coat with non-stick spray. On a baking sheet, place each ring on a square of parchment paper. Fill 2/3 of each ring with the filling. Bake for 28-30 minutes. Remove the baking sheet. While holding each mold with tongs, slide a metal spatula underneath and transfer to a plate. Gently lift the mold off, remove the paper and serve with ice cream.