Sunday, August 9, 2009

Watermelon Pops

I made these for dinner group a couple weeks ago and we loved them! Even Jared and I wished we had more. The cream cheese layer adds a little extra something and I'm surprised at how much I like frozen Jell-O. They're a little time consuming, but WELL worth the effort. So yummy and fun! I found the recipe at (And as my pictures attest, ours didn't look nearly as cute... but they were cute enough.)

1 cup sugar
1 (3 ounce) package JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
2 cups boiling water, divided
Ice cubes
1 cup cold water, divided
1 (3 ounce) package JELL-O Strawberry or Raspberry Flavor Gelatin
3 tablespoons miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
16 3 oz. cups (skinnier ones are better)

1. Mix 1/3 cup sugar and lime gelatin mix in medium bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to 1/2 cup cold water to measure 3/4 cup. Add to lime gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted. Refrigerate 25 min.

2. Meanwhile, repeat Step 1 using strawberry gelatin mix and omitting the refrigeration step. Pour into 16 (3-oz.) paper cups. Freeze 20 min. Stir 1/2 tsp. chocolate chips into gelatin in each cup. (We found that just stirring the choc. chips in didn't work. I used a wooden skewer to push the chips into the gelatin and all the way down. That way they were "floating" in the red gelatin a little better. Otherwise, they just all sit at the top.)

3. Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar with mixer in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in COOL WHIP; spread over gelatin in cups. Make sure that your red gelatin is well set before spreading the cream cheese layer. Otherwise you'll get "floaties."

4. Once your lime Jell-O has gotten thick (not set... but very thick and no longer "pourable"), spoon lime gelatin over cream cheese mixture. Insert wooden pop stick into gelatin in center of each cup. Freeze 3 hours or until firm. Remove pops from cups just before serving.

How to Easily Remove Frozen Pops from Cups: Dip cups in warm water for 15 sec. Peel off cups. (Do not twist or pull pop sticks.)