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20+ Easy Jello Dessert Recipes

These easy jello recipes are just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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15 Easy Jello Dessert Recipes

There was a time when Jell-O only conjured up images of hospital food trays and senior care centers. Today, home cooks and food lovers alike use Jell-O for so many easy recipes - from pies and cakes to dessert salads and cookies. This collection includes 23 of our favorite Jell-O dessert recipes, perfect for spring and summer parties.
We've included easy Jell-O cakes, pies, and other desserts in all kinds of delicious fruity flavors from orange creamsicle to strawberry and cherry limeade. No matter what Jell-O flavor is your favorite, you're sure to find something to love below. While these desserts certainly scream, "summer," there's really no one time to enjoy Jell-O if you're in the mood. When your food is as colorful as the rainbow, the possibilities often are too. Enjoy these easy jello recipes any day of the year for some fun and sweet nostalgia you can share with the whole family.

Jell-O Salad Recipes

Pink Stuff Recipe

Jell-O salad is a classic barbecue and potluck dish, and it's easy to see why!

There's something irresistible about a fruity blend of sweet Jell-O, whipped topping, and other goodies. Whether you're going for a smooth fluffy dessert, like Grandma Polly's Pink Stuff (shown here), or a layered Jell-O salad like this one, you really can't go wrong!

We've gathered a list of our favorite Jell-O salad recipes here for you to enjoy. Whether you're making these for a group or just for your household, you can be sure that everyone will be smiling.

Another thing we love about Jell-O salad is that it's really easy to make! You usually only need a few ingredients and then some time to let it chill in the fridge. It's the perfect summertime treat, and we're thrilled to be sharing these easy desserts with you.

  • Whipped Cream Raspberry Pretzel Salad

    This delicious layered Jell-O pretzel salad is the perfect recipe to enjoy after a delicious meal! It's light and fruity, with an irresistible buttery pretzel crust.

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  • Strawberry Pretzel Salad

    If you're a fan of strawberry pretzel salad recipes, then you're going to love this version. It's super easy to make, and it's packed with strawberry flavor!

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  • 5-Minute Watergate Salad

    Watergate salad is one of our favorite things to order at the deli counter. And now you can make a delicious version at home! This creamy Jell-O dessert is perfect for the summertime.

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  • Mom's Easy Orange Jello Salad

    Orange Jell-O is such a great match with whipped topping. It basically tastes like a creamsicle! So, it's good that this recipe is easy, because you're going to want to make it all the time.

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  • Perfect Strawberry Jello Salad

    This pretty strawberry Jell-O mold might look really fancy, but we're here to tell you that it actually comes together in a flash. All you need to do is allow time for it to chill, and you'll have a beautiful dessert with minimal effort!

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  • Pistachio Pudding Jello Salad

    This easy pistachio jello is a perfect dessert to bring for a potluck and it's super easy to make. If you love pistachio desserts, check out this delicious version of your favorite flavor.

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Jell-O Cakes and Pies

Strawberry Shortcake Cream Cake

Jell-O is such a versatile ingredient. It actually tastes delicious and adds tons of flavor to baked goods like cake and pie!

These delicious Jell-O cake recipes are easy to make, and they're full of sweet-and-tangy fruity flavor. You'll wonder why you never added Jell-O to a cake recipe before!

We also love the creativity in these recipes. Many of the cake recipes are have delicious toppings or add-ins that go perfectly with the fruity cake flavor.

This Strawberry Shortcake Cream Cake, for example, combines the lush texture of a whipped Jell-O salad with the sweet and crisp flavors of shortcake. The result is a desser that you will want to make again and again.

Try one of these amazing Jell-O dessert recipes this week!

Other Tasty Jell-O Recipes

Cherry Limeade Layered Mousse

Finally, we'd like to share some additional creative Jell-O recipes! These delicious desserts are easy to make, and they're full of vibrant fruity flavor.

From delicious Jell-O cookies to this Cherry Limeade Layered Mousse, these recipes are sure to put a smile on your face.

You'll be surprised by some of the genius solutions that our favorite bloggers, and our test kitchen, have some up with!

  • 4-Ingredient Cranberry Fluff

    This light-and-delicious Jell-O dessert isn't just for Christmas! When an ingredient list is only 4 items long, we think that's the perfect excuse to make that recipe as often as possible.

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  • 1950s Magic Jell-O Dessert

    This retro dessert will bring a little of the magic of yesteryear into your kitchen! The colors in this Jell-O dessert are very groovy, and the flavors are even better.

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  • Creamsicle Jell-O Mold

    We've featured creamsicle recipes a few times in this list so far, and it's because they are just that good! This version looks so pretty in its mold shape. It's perfect for impressing dinner guests.

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  • Jello Cookies

    Who knew you could make cookies using Jell-O? This adorable recipe is sweet and flavorful, and it's also ready in literally 20 minutes. So simple!

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  • Mermaid Tail Jell-O Cups

    If you (or someone you know) is still into the mermaid trend, then these Jell-O cups are the perfect dessert. We love how creative this recipe is, and it also tastes fantastic!

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  • Amazing Jello Fruit Roll Ups

    Did you know you can make fruit roll ups at home? You can! This clever Jell-O dessert uses fresh fruit to create a snack that is light, flavorful, and perfect for all ages.

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  • Stained Glass Jello

    How pretty is this recipe? We love the colors in this Stained Glass Jell-O, and we know it will impress anyone you serve it to.

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  • Red, White, and Blue Jell-O Parfaits

    Jell-O is a great ingredient for making themed desserts, because it comes in so many different colors. In this case, you can make a beautiful dessert inspired by the stars and stripes. What a smart idea!

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  • Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

    We're such a fan of Jell-O cookies that we couldn't end this list without sharing another one. If you like lemon desserts, then you are going to love these delicious cookies!

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  • Cherry Coke Jello

    If you're looking for an easy dessert recipe for the summer, this is it! The delicious flavor of cherry coke and the fun finger food everyone loves make this the perfect dessert.

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This looks delicous! I love pretzels, I love cheesecake, I love strawberries! I was thinking, I cant eat this how many points would this be? Then I read your Weight Watchers comment too funny! )) Thank you! )

I have a question for any one that has this recipe. I lost mine. It is made with lemon Jello, pineapple juice, ground carrots pineapple and one other thing which I forget. It is made in a loaf pan in the fridge. I have the recipe for the homemade dressing for without it, the salad would be bland. Thank br dearcat

I am a diabetic and am always looking for recipes that I can use by changing some of the ingredients to sugar free. I am going to try the Strawberry Jello Cake. I know it will be delicious!!!!!!!!!


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