Orange Jello Delight
2 1/2 c boiling water
2 pkg 3 oz. ea. orange jello
11 oz can drained, mandarin oranges
4 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
8 oz tub thawed cool whip
chopped walnuts, optional
Stir boiling water into jello in a medium bowl stirring until completely dissolved.
Stir in cold water.
Chill about 1 1/2 hours or until slightly thickened(so it looks like raw egg whites)
Reserve a few orange segments for garnish, and gently stir in remaining ones into the jello; set aside.
Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gently stir in by hand the topping.
Spoon jello into glass cake pan or bowl.
Cover with jello mixture; then spread topping over jello, and place orange pieces or nuts on top.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.