seaside gelatin salad
You can make a whole beach scene with a jello “ocean” and graham cracker “sand”. Gummy fish, chocolate seashells, and paper umbrellas make it extra fun! I found this recipe at Taste of Home, and if you want to go for the full island look, they also have recipes for Rice Sand Castles, Life Preserver Meat Loaves and Beach Blanket Sugar Cookies!
Seaside Gelatin Salad Recipe
4 packages (3 ounces each) berry blue gelatin
3 cups boiling water
3 cups cold water
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
Candies for decorating
In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water and pineapple. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Refrigerate until set. In a bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, butter and sugar; cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, sprinkle cracker mixture over half of the gelatin to form a beach. Decorate as desired. Yield: 12-15 servings.