layered christmas jello

Layered Jell-O recipe

we call this "Christmas jello" at our house because of the red and green coloring - you can actually change up the flavors to create different colors
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner jello, jello salad, layered jello
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 266kcal
Author Ashlee Marie



  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C chopped walnuts or pecans

Middle Layer

  • 3 oz Lime Jell-O packet
  • 1 C boiling water
  • 8 oz full fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 C Stabilized whipped cream or whipped dessert topping

Top Layer

  • 6 oz strawberry Jell-O
  • 3 C boiling water



  • Mix Butter, flour and sugar, then add nuts. Press into glass 9x13 pan
  • bake 12-15 min at 375
  • let cool

Middle Layer

  • Dissolve Jell-O into boiling water let cool to room temp.
  • Mix cream cheese and sugar add Jell-O mix fold in the whipped cream
  • Pour into crust
  • Refrigerate until firm

Top Layer

  • Dissolve Jell-O in water
  • Cool to room temp.
  • Pour into pan
  • Refrigerate till firm



To cool the Jello quickly - Boil only half the water and dissolve the jello, then add the rest of the water in ice form, stirring until the ice is dissolved it should be room temperature.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.6mg