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 crust...wow, 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 memories...it 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!
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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.