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Green Peppermint & Chocolate Loaf Dessert

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“If you like Peppermint Patties or Junior mints you'll probably like the taste combination in this dessert. The idea of using LIME jello may seem weird, but the peppermint overwhelms the lime taste, so that what the lime Jello is contributing is its jelling properties and the color green rather than its flavor. (If you're worried about this, take a taste of the jello right after adding the peppermint extract and add more if you think it's necessary; I tested mine like this the first time I made it but didn't find any more extract was needed.) The Dream Whip version of this seems a little better than the Cool Whip version, though both work fine. Cooking time is actually jelling time. To be safe, I usually make this a day ahead.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve Jello in 2 cups boiling water.
  2. Add 2 cups cold water and peppermint.
  3. Chill 1½ hours.
  4. Pour 1-3/4 cup of the gelatin into the bottom of a 9 X 5 X 3-inch loaf pan and chill approximately 15 minute Blend the topping into the rest of the gelatin and spoon 1/3 of mixture into the pan.
  5. Sprinkle with half of the Oreo crumbs.
  6. Add another layer of topping-Jello mixture, another sprinkling of cookies and end with the rest of the topping-Jello mixture.
  7. Chill at least 4 hours until thoroughly set.
  8. Unmold.
  9. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  10. Optional: just before serving, garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle more crumbs over the top.
  11. To serve, cut into approximately 1-inch-wide slices.

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