What the heck is Red Hot Applesauce Jello? I can hear you asking that. It’s one of those classic recipes that everyone made in the 1950s and 1960s, but that seems to have been forgotten about.
My mom wasn’t a big Jello fan, so she never made it. But when I’d go visit my dad, my step-mom’s family would make applesauce jello bars because they were easy, inexpensive, and apparently I was impressed!
Red Hot Applesauce Jello isn’t difficult to make. In fact, its really simple, and practically foolproof. You need just 4 simple, easy to find ingredients, and some time. It’s also fairly low calorie, and cheap to make.
- 1 1/2 cups of boiling water
- 1 cup Red Hots candies
- 1 (6 oz) box cherry Jello (can also use strawberry)
- 2 cups applesauce (I used Motts unsweetened)
- 1 cup chilled Sprite (or 7-Up)
- Cool Whip or whipped cream
- Red Hots candies
- Bring water to a boil in pan, over high heat.
- Add the red hot candies. Reduce heat to low and stir until dissolved.
- Add the box of jello and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat.
- Add the applesauce and Sprite into the Jello-Red Hots mixture and stir to distribute.
- Pour jello mixture into serving glasses and cover with plastic wrap.
- Chill overnight.
- Before serving, add a dollop of Cool Whip or whipped cream and sprinkle with extra red hots.
See how easy that Red Hot Applesauce Jello recipe is? You can also make this in a 13×9 baking dish and make bars instead of cups. It’s great for family get togethers, pot lucks, or even a classroom party, if your school allows homemade treats.
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