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Candy Cane Parfaits

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6 servings, 1 parfait each

Layers of peppermint and strawberry are topped with COOL WHIP and crushed mints in this luscious holiday dessert. It's a sweet treat that's easy enough for a weeknight dessert or a festive gathering.

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  • Add 1 cup boiling water to strawberry jelly powder in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle unflavored gelatine over cold water in separate medium bowl; let stand 1 min. Add remaining boiling water; stir until gelatine is completely dissolved. Stir in milk and extract. Spoon 2 Tbsp. creamy gelatine mixture into each of 6 dessert glasses. Refrigerate 15 min. or until gelatine is set but not firm. Let remaining gelatine mixture stand at room temperature until ready to use.
  • Spoon 1-1/2 Tbsp. strawberry jelly over creamy gelatine layer in each dessert glass. Refrigerate 15 min. or until strawberry jelly layers are set but not firm. Meanwhile, let remaining strawberry jelly stand at room temperature until ready to use.
  • Repeat layers, in alternating colours, to use remaining creamy gelatine and strawberry jelly, refrigerating 15 min. after each strawberry layer. Refrigerate finished parfaits 1 hour or until all layers are firm.
  • Top with Cool Whip and crushed candies just before serving.


For best results, prepare these festive parfaits in straight-sided dessert glasses.

Gelatin Success Tip

To make Jell-O Jelly that is clear and uniformly set, be sure the jelly powder is completely dissolved in the boiling water. Stirring with a rubber spatula will help to completely dissolve the jelly powder.


  • 6 servings, 1 parfait each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1 parfait each
Calories 220
% Daily Value
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 100mg
Carbohydrate 40g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 39g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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