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Red Hots Gelatin Salad

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Recipes | Red Hots Gelatin Salad

Be prepared for all sorts of rave reviews from this recipe!  It makes a wonderful presentation on the dinner table, and is as delicious as it is beautiful.  Made with the old classic Red Hots candy and cherry gelatin, it is one of the most vibrant red salads I have ever seen.  This recipe will not disappoint – and with chunks of apples, walnuts, and celery mixed in … it also has a nice crunch factor going on.  Enjoy!

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Red Hots Gelatin Salad
Red Hots Gelatin Salad - I did not create this recipe.  I found it in an old Taste of Home magazine over 10 years ago.  I have been enjoying it ever since, and by sharing it ... I hope you will too!
Recipes | Red Hots Gelatin Salad
Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 3 oz package cherry gelatin
  • cups boiling water, divided
  • ¼ cup Red Hots candies
  • ¼ cup + 1½ teaspoons cold water
  • 1 cup chopped green apples
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 3 oz package cherry gelatin
  • cups boiling water, divided
  • ¼ cup Red Hots candies
  • ¼ cup + 1½ teaspoons cold water
  • 1 cup chopped green apples
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
Recipes | Red Hots Gelatin Salad
Instructions
  1. Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water.
  2. In another bowl, dissolve Red Hots candies in the remaining ½ cup water. Once dissolved, stir into the gelatin mixture.
  3. Stir in cold water and refrigerate until slightly thickened - about 1 hour.
  4. Fold in the chopped apples, celery and walnuts.
  5. Pour into a 4-cup mold, coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for a few hours to set, or overnight.

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