Firecracker Holiday Salads

October 17, 2016

Prepare Firecracker Holiday Salads easily by following this recipe.

  • Yields: Serves 4.


1 package strawberry, raspberry or cherry gelatin

1 cup boiling water

¾ cup cold water

16 square marshmallows

watercress, Mayonnaise

4 marshmallow stars


Dissolve gelatin in boiling water, add cold water and pour to ½ inch thickness in a shallow oblong pan.

When gelatin is almost set, arrange 4 stacks of marshmallows each, flat sides together, in the gelatin, allowing room between each “firecracker.”

When firm, pour on remaining cooled gelatin.

Cut between the rows of marshmallows and lift out carefully with a spatula.

Arrange each plate with water cress, place “firecracker” on it and make a fuse from mayonnaise.

Tip each fuse with a star cut from a marshmallow with a wet scissors.


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