Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 10 mins

"A fluffy pink gelatin salad with a slight cinnamon flavor and a little bit of crunch. It's been a family favorite for any holiday or celebration since I was a little girl!" .

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup red-hot candies (I get the box of 'movie' candy from the candy aisle or dollar store, but you can also get the expens)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cherry gelatin (I usually make it with sugar-free gelatin)
  • 1 cup grated apple
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallow
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Combine Red Hots and water in saucepan and boil until candies melt.
  2. Pour hot mixture over gelatin in mixing bowl. Stir well to dissolve the gelatin. Let mixture set until slightly thickened (about the consistency of raw egg whites).
  3. Beat thickened gelatin mixture with electric mixer until foamy.
  4. Add apple mixed with lemon juice, pecans (if using) and marshmallows.
  5. Fold in whipped topping.
  6. Pour into serving bowl, cover and refrigerate until serving time. This can also be made as a molded salad, if you like.