Melon Icebox Cake

We paired cantaloupe and apricot flavored gelatin; honeydew with Melon Fusion gelatin; and for a pink color use tropical fusion gelatin and top with watermelon.

Melon Icebox Cake
1 hr 30 mins
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  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (21 squares)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 3 ounce tropical fusion, melon fusion, apricot, or desired-flavored gelatin
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups white grape juice, chilled
  • 1 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 8 ounce container frozen extra creamy or regular whipped dessert topping, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups 1/2- to 1 1/2-inch melon balls (honeydew and/or cantaloupe) (optional)
  • Toppers such as watermelon balls or wedges, cantaloupe ball and/or honeydew balls (optional)
In a medium mixing bowl stir together graham cracker crumbs and butter. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with heavy foil. Press crumb mixture into bottom of foil-lined pan; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl thoroughly combine flavored and plain gelatin; add boiling water. Stir until gelatin dissolves. Stir in the grape juice. In another large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed beat softened cream cheese until very smooth; very gradually beat in gelatin mixture, scraping sides of bowl as neded. Chill until partially set (the consistency of soft pudding), stirring occasionally. Fold in thawed whipped dessert topping.
Evenly space the 1 1/2 cups melon balls on the graham cracker crust, if using. Carefully pour the gelatin mixture atop the balls. Chill until top is set. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.
Using foil, lift dessert from pan. To serve, cut dessert into squares. Top with additional melon balls or wedges.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 305, Fat, total (g) 19, chol. (mg) 45, sat. fat (g) 12, carb. (g) 30, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 18, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (IU) 485.9, vit. C (mg) 11.81, Thiamin (mg) 0.03, Riboflavin (mg) 0.14, Niacin (mg) 0.59, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 4.03, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.06, sodium (mg) 255, Potassium (mg) 130, calcium (mg) 30.29, iron (mg) 0.72, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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