Total Time
4mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 2 mins

TIPS: 1> The water must be rolling boil hot. Otherwise the gelatin will not dissolve quick enough. I use a Pyrex measuring cup and the microwave. 2> Unless you want "gummy yarn", the whipped topping must be completely thawed. I thaw it out in the fridge for a couple of days before making. (a half frozen center can spell disaster). 3> Be prepared to move fast. This stuff sets very quickly. (IE: have your mixer ready, spatula handy, dish ready) 4> This is actually diabetic friendly (although not sugar free). 5> You can mix different flavor gelatins and fruit for a wide variety of flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Drain the mandarin oranges and place single layer in an 8 x 8 dish. (I prefer to use my 7 x 11.5 dish, but it's an odd size for recipes).
  2. Place whipped topping in a large mixing bowl and divot the center.
  3. Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water (stir constantly about 15-20 seconds) and immediately pour into the whipped topping reservoir.
  4. Using a mixer, completely blend the gelatin and whipped topping. Quickly place the mixture in the dish and smooth the surface.
  5. Refrigerate about 30 minutes. Number of servings dependent on dish size. Can be inverted onto a plate once set, for aesthetics and garnishments.

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