Cheers to Cherries Parfait
1 can (8 oz.) pitted dark sweet cherries
1 package (4-serving size) JELL-O Brand Strawberry or Cherry Flavor Gelatin
¾ cup boiling water
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
¼ cup slivered toasted almonds
Drain cherries, reserving ½ cup syrup. Quarter the cherries. Completely dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Combine measured syrup and ice to make 1 ¼ cups. Add to gelatin, stirring until thickened. Measure 1 ¼ cups, add half of the cherries and the chopped nuts; set aside. Fold whipped topping into remaining gelatin; add remaining cherries and nuts and spoon into glasses. Chill until set but not firm, about 15 minutes. Top with clear gelatin mixture. Chill about 1 hour. Garnish with whipped topping. Makes about 3 cups or 4 to 6 servings.
recipe source: vintage Jell-O advertisement