Sunday, July 1, 2012

Red, White and Blue Treats from around the web (Part 1)

July 4th is not about colored candies and cakes or picnics and potlucks.  July 4th is about Independence!  More on that later.

I started this blog back in 2009 and my primary focus was health.  For now, my primary goal for this blog is organic gardening, non-gmo and food education with a random scattering of DIY projects and recipes.  Most of my edible creations can be found at
 Mary's Kitchen.  Enjoy!

Red, White and Blue Jello
2 (3 1/2 ounces) packages berry blue gelatin mix
1 (3 1/2 ounce) package lemon Jell-O gelatin
8 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces whipped topping (Cool Whip)
2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages raspberry Jell-O gelatin

Prepare berry blue jello according to directions on box. Pour into 13x9 baking dish and place in the refrigerator. Allow to chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Prepare lemon flavored gelatin using 1 cup of boiling water. Beat cream cheese slightly and then add the lemon gelatin mixture. Beat gelatin and cream cheese until smooth. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.

Once the cream cheese mixture has cooled, fold in the whipped topping until mixed thoroughly. Pour this mixture over the firmly set bottom layer. Return to the refrigerator and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Prepare raspberry jello according to directions on box. Cool this mixture until room temperature and then pour over the middle cream cheese layer.

Return the 3 layers to the refrigerator and chill until top layer is firm.  Cut into squares to serve.  Top with a little whipped topping and a couple of blueberries, if desired.


Candy said...

How festive and looks so good. Maybe I can do this Wednesday for my guy.
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Mary Smith said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love your turquoise table and I'm your new follower!

Lissa said...

This is definitely one of my favorite 4th of July treats! We are doing a version of this today. :)

Michelle O said...

Wish I'd spied this when it was the Diamond Jubilee! Looks great :)

I'm holding a patriotic link party this week over at The Purple Pumpkin Blog and would love if you stopped by and added this (and any other patriotic posts you have!)

Found you via I Gotta Try That link party!