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Individual Fruit Cup Dessert

Your children can help you make this easy dessert that's colorful and good for them to eat.


Have all of your supplies and ingredients ready before you begin. Be careful with boiling water and small children.


1 15-ounce can fruit cocktail (in its own juice)

1 3-ounce package sugar-free Jell-O, or any other gelatin mix, any flavor

1 cup boiling water

1 cup cold water


Place equal amount of fruit cocktail in each of four small bowls. Put boiling water into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle in Jell-O powder and stir for about two minutes. You can let an older child stir, while a younger child watches the clock or counts slowly to 120. Add cold water. Use a ladle to pour Jell-O into the bowls over the fruit.

Put bowls in refrigerator for 1½ to 2 hours. When Jell-O is firm, it's ready. Optional: Top with one tablespoon of vanilla fat-free yogurt.

Serves four

Each dessert contains approximately 70 calories, less than 1 gram protein, zero grams fat, 13 grams carbohydrate.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 2/26/2008
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