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Strawberry-Vanilla Layered Dessert

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 20 servings
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Looking for a wonderful fruit dessert? Then check out this delicious gelatin based strawberry and vanilla treat - ready in just 30 minutes.

1/3
cup graham cracker crumbs
5
(8-oz.) containers low-fat plain yogurt
2
(5.1-oz.) or 3 (3.4-oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
2
envelopes unflavored gelatin
2/3
cup water
1/4
cup sugar
2
(10-oz.) pkg. frozen strawberries in syrup
1
(8-oz.) container frozen light whipped topping, thawed
20
fresh strawberries, bunny-shaped pastel marshmallows, pastel cream mint kisses or bunny-shaped jelly candies

Steps

  • 1 Generously spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add graham cracker crumbs; tilt dish to coat bottom evenly.
  • 2 In large bowl with electric mixer, beat yogurt and pudding mix at low speed for 2 minutes or until mixture thickens. Carefully spoon small mounds into crumb-coated dish; gently spread into even layer. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate while preparing strawberry topping.
  • 3 In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand 1 minute to soften. Heat over low heat until dissolved, stirring frequently. Add sugar; cook and stir until dissolved. Pour mixture into blender container.
  • 4 Break up frozen strawberries and syrup into chunks. Add to gelatin mixture all at once; blend until smooth. Scrape down sides of blender container as necessary during blending. (Mixture will set up quickly.)
  • 5 In large bowl, combine strawberry mixture and whipped topping; stir gently until well blended. Spoon small mounds onto pudding mixture; gently spread into even layer.
  • 6 Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Just before serving, top with fresh strawberries. To serve, cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Generously spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add graham cracker crumbs; tilt dish to coat bottom evenly.
  • 2 In large bowl with electric mixer, beat yogurt and pudding mix at low speed for 2 minutes or until mixture thickens. Carefully spoon small mounds into crumb-coated dish; gently spread into even layer. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate while preparing strawberry topping.
  • 3 In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand 1 minute to soften. Heat over low heat until dissolved, stirring frequently. Add sugar; cook and stir until dissolved. Pour mixture into blender container.
  • 4 Break up frozen strawberries and syrup into chunks. Add to gelatin mixture all at once; blend until smooth. Scrape down sides of blender container as necessary during blending. (Mixture will set up quickly.)
  • 5 In large bowl, combine strawberry mixture and whipped topping; stir gently until well blended. Spoon small mounds onto pudding mixture; gently spread into even layer.
  • 6 Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Just before serving, top with fresh strawberries. To serve, cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Using frozen strawberries reduces the preparation time by making the gelatin layer set up in the blender.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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