Jell-O® Desserts

Yes, they do call them "salads." But these Jell-O® concoctions are beloved desserts. Take pretzel salad, a fluffy pie, layered Jell-O®, gelatin "cake," or poke cake to your next potluck or picnic, and be a retro star.

Editors' Picks

Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Rating: Unrated 1822
This show-stopping dessert is made with a pretzel crust, a cream cheese layer, and a strawberry gelatin topping.
Stained Glass Gelatin Cake
Rating: Unrated 3
This showstopper no-bake Jell-O cake is as delicious to eat as it is pretty to look at.
Rainbow Salad
Rating: Unrated 90
This gelatin salad recipe is so pretty in a glass cake pan!
Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake
Rating: Unrated 4
A simple recipe with flavors that pop. Top cake with fresh whole or sliced strawberries just before serving.
Broken Window Glass
Rating: Unrated 14
Four colorful gelatin flavors make for an eye-catching dessert. Pour into a graham cracker crust instead of a mold for variety.
Lemon Pretzel Salad with Mango and Kiwi
Rating: Unrated 5
Refreshingly satisfying! Fresh lemon, mango, and kiwi are fused with fluffy cool cream cheese, all sitting atop a yummy salty sweet pretzel, what else can you say?! It always disappears with a quickness. Perfect for BBQs, holidays, pitch-ins, or just a tasty treat with a hot cup of tea. Enjoy!
Heavenly Raspberry Dessert
Rating: Unrated 6
Light-tasting and delicious! My mother's famous dessert recipe has completed many holiday meals and makes a stunning summery cake. This works beautifully with strawberries as well.
Ruby's Strawberry Jell-O® Flan Cake
Rating: Unrated 6
This cake recipe was created by me; I wanted to try something unique, something that is different than any cakes that I have made before. This 3 layer cake is creamy and so moist! The result was amazing! My friends and family loved it!
Strawberry Firecracker Banana Wobblers
Rating: Unrated 1
Fun for the kids to make and eat! Banana and strawberry gelatin? Can't go wrong with that!
Fluffy Strawberry Pie
Rating: Unrated 21
My grandmother made this pie every year for Thanksgiving. She would make it with a homemade pie crust, but I love it with a graham cracker crust. Either way is great! It's good with any type of pie crust. It's perfect for a very sweet and light dessert. It just melts in your mouth! Enjoy! It does not freeze well.
Fourth of July Layered Gelatin
Rating: Unrated 22
A hit with kids and those young at heart. My childhood neighbor made it our block party and now, even though I have moved far away, I still make it with fond just isn't Fourth of July without it! I have seen similar recipes where the white layer is made with sour cream or whipped topping, but this one uses sweetened condensed milk...easy and delicious!

Inspiration and Ideas

Topsoil Garden Jell-O®
Rating: Unrated 1
This weird dark brown gelatin dessert looks like a mound of soil with flowers and worms sticking out. Kids will love it.
15 Vintage Jell-O Desserts That Are Due for a Comeback
Bring a little retro flair to your sweet treats with these cool Jell-O desserts.