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Cherry Coke Salad

Recipe Shared by Yvette
"Recipe by Tootsie"
Serving Size: 1    

  1/2 cup cold water
  3 packages Knox gelatin
  4 cups diet cola (with saccharin), flat
  1 package unsweetened cherry Kool-aid, (Black Cherry flavor)
  1 tablespoon Sweet'n Low┬« sweetener
  8 ounces cream cheese
  1/2 cup coconut, fresh grated
  1/2 cup celery, chopped
  1/2 cup pecans (or nuts of your choice)

Soften gelatin in cold water for about 2 min. I do this in a glass measuring cup. Now set the whole cup in the microwave and cook on high for 11/2 min. Stir well and check to see if you can see through it. If not microwave for a few more seconds. Pour this in a large bowl. Add the flat cola, sweetener, and Kool aid. Stir until there is no fizz at all. If you didn't let the cola set until it was flat, you can add it VERY slowly. Take 1 C. of this liquid mixture and place it in a blender with the 8oz. of cream cheese and whip until the cheese is completed blended. Pour the cream cheese liquid back into the bowl with the rest of the mixture. Stir to blend. Place in the refrigerator and watch it for the beginning signs of setting up. Stir it occasionally to keep the cream cheese blended. When the mixture begins to thicken add the pecans, coconut, and celery. It should be thick enough to suspend the chopped stuff. Now is the time to pour it in a fancy bowl if you want. Place back in refrigerator and let it set up firm. You may eat it as is or with whipped cream.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 1327 Calories; 129g Fat (84.5% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 249mg Cholesterol; 946mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 24 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates. NOTES : This recipe shows only one serving so you must divide the carb count by the number of servings minus fiber.

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