Banana Walnut Jello

Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

Some recipes are about food & some are about MEMORIES. This is a "memories recipe." This easy dessert was one of my Dad's favorites & always served for holidays. The ingredients are so basic but it's such a HUGE family memory I have to share. Mom cooked many dishes for the holidays so she probably didn't have an extra shallow dish for this, so it was always made in a deep bowl. Of course, the bananas & walnuts floated. That's the part that always got eaten first, with plain red jello left behind. How we gobbled this dish up! Honestly, what ever happened to making Jello desserts anyway? =^..^=


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Serves:
4-6 servings
Prep:
5 Min
Method:
Microwave

Ingredients

3 oz
box of red jello, usually strawberry banana
1 c
boiling water
1 c
cold water
2
bananas, sliced
1 c
walnuts

Step-By-Step

1In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the Jello & the boiling water. Mix well until the Jello is dissolved. Stir in the cold water.

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2Pour into a shallow baking dish, like an 8 x 8" one. Leave out on the counter for about an hour. (Yes, you could put this in the fridge if you're sure you'll remember to take it out in about 20-25 minutes, BEFORE it sets. I can't seem to remember this, even with a timer.)

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3Slice the bananas into the slightly thickened Jello. Make sure all the bananas are covered so they don't darken soon. Add in the walnuts. (You can chop them, if you want. Mom left them in larger pieces, so I do, too.)

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4Chill in the fridge for a few hours. Serve with whipped cream, if desired. Make some wonderful memories today!

5NOTE TO MY FAMILY: Mom always made a larger amount of this Jello dessert. She liked to mix cherry Jello & strawberry banana Jello.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Gelatin Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids