Circus peanut jello salad has become popular from LoveBakesGoodCakes, but Jello Tester on YouTube has a tutorial where she recreates the recipe. This is a weird retro recipe that brings back memories from the past. Everything in this recipe has me confused, but it might make sense. For example, crushed pineapples with cool whip and circus peanuts sound like my tastebuds would shoot off alarms. Also, I wouldn’t know until I make this recipe for myself, but the bright neon orange color and the congealed jello salad texture has me curious. The presentation with one circus peanut on top looks pretty cool and could be worth a try to make.
- 44 circus peanut candies, divided
- 1 cup boiling water, divided
- 2 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin
- 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
First, chop 32 circus peanuts and place them in a microwaveable bowl with 1/4 of boiling water. Cover the bowl and place it in the microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir it and microwave it back for 1 minute.
Next, in a large bowl, make the orange gelatin with 3/4 of boiling water and mix until it is dissolved. Combine the jello and candy mixture together and stir. Then, add the crushed pineapple and cool whip in another bowl and stir. After everything is combined, fold the whipped topping into the gelatin mixture. Continue to watch Jello Tester’s tutorial on YouTube for the rest of the instructions.
Overall, I never liked circus peanuts so I find this recipe strange, but I like how she uses old candy from the past to try and recreate something new. If you do like circus peanuts and jello, this would be a cool and interesting recipe to try because it’s so simple. Plus, the texture on this jello salad looks fluffy and foamy.