I thought a fun desert for Valentine's Day would be nice. This jello layered desert from HeatherLikesFood.com seemed to fit the ticket well. A refreshing and attractive dish, its really pretty easy to make but does take some time to allow each layer to set up before adding the next.
I was actually able to find fresh strawberries, maybe because of Valentine's Day, after all what says Valentine better than strawberries? Anyway it was delish!
Here's what I did...
Gather ingredients, only jello, strawberries, and plain yogurt. I used Greek Yogurt but you you can use regular yogurt or even sour cream.
Bring 2 cups water to a boil and mix in the darker jello, in this case the raspberry.
Put one cup of the mixture in a separate bowl and add 2/3 cup plain yogurt. Make sure the yogurt is at room temperature first, it will look a bit lumpy at first will mix in nicely after a bit. If the yogurt isn't at room temperature you may have a problem getting it mixed together.
Pour the jello and yogurt mixture into a smooth 9" X 13" pan. Put in refrigerator until set. For me this took about 45 minutes.
Take the remaining jello and add 2/3 cup water to it. Heat it up a little if it has begun to set. Pour this on top of the first layer. Place pan back in refrigerator until set.
Repeat the process with the strawberry jello but you will make one change when you add the fourth and final layer.
Cut the strawberries into "hearts". Secure each heart onto the third layer by putting a dab of jello on the back of each one and placing it where you want it. If you don't do this the strawberries will move all around when you move the pan.
How to cut the strawberry hearts. First wash and hull the berries.
Cut the strawberry in half
Cut a small notch in the strawberry to create a heart shape.
Once the berries are secure on the third layer of strawberry jello and yogurt, add the final mixture of strawberry jello over the strawberries. Put back in the refrigerator for a final set.
Cut, serve, and enjoy!