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Swampy Thing

Swampy Thing

Swampy Thing


Makes 6 to 8 servings


1 (1-1/2 gallon) unused glass fish bowl
1 package (4-serving size) blue gelatin
1 package (8-serving size) or 2 packages (4-serving size each) yellow gelatin
1 package (4-serving size) yellow gelatin
1 can (11 ounces) fruit cocktail, drained
Curly endive sprigs
Plastic toy skeleton
Plastic toy tire or car


  1. Wash and rinse unused fish bowl. Set aside to dry.
  2. Prepare gelatin desserts according to package directions, mixing colors to make a swampy green. Pour into clean fish bowl.
  3. Slowly pour in drained fruit cocktail, letting it sink to bottom of fish bowl. Chill in refrigerator about 1 hour or until set but not firm.
  4. Remove from refrigerator. Place endive in gelatin, using chopstick or knife to push to bottom. Using same technique, add skeleton and tire and candies to create "swamp" effect. Return fish bowl to refrigerator until gelatin is firm.


Be sure to remove any plastic toys or small inedible items before serving.

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