Layered Candy Cane Cups Recipe

Trying to find a candy cane-inspired dish that cuts out unnecessary calories? This gelatin treat makes the holiday season extra sweet.

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  • 3 (3 oz.) packages flavored red color Jell-O (you can use sugar-free)
  • 4 (1 oz.) packages unflavored gelatin, divided
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 4½ cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 container lite cool whip topping or light whipped cream, for serving
  • 6 (9 oz.) clear cups

Layered Candy Cane Cups Recipe

1. For red layer: Combine 1 package flavored Jell-o with half a package unflavored gelatin in a small heat proof bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. Let stand until cooled to room temperature, then divide among the 6 cups. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.
2. For white layer: Mix 1 can of sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup boiling water in a small heat proof bowl. In another small heat-proof bowl, add ½ cup cold water. Sprinkle two packages unflavored gelatin over cold water and let stand for a few minutes. Now add ½ cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add that gelatin mixture to the milk mixture and stir to combine. Cool to room temperature and divide half of the milk mixture among the cups. (Save the other half for the second white layer). Refrigerate cups until set, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Info per Cup of Candy Cane Jello:
Nutrition Facts
6 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207.5
Total Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 10.0 mg
Sodium 155.6 mg
Potassium 1.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39.6 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 39.6 g
Protein 4.9 g
Vitamin A 2.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 0.0 %
Vitamin C 0.0 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.0 %
Calcium 10.4 %
Copper 1.5 %
Folate 0.3 %
Iron 0.1 %
Magnesium 0.3 %
Manganese 0.1 %
Niacin 0.0 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.0 %
Phosphorus 2.6 %
Riboflavin 0.4 %
Selenium 1.8 %
Thiamin 0.0 %
Zinc 0.1 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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