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Broken Glass Torte

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Cubes of flavored Jello are hidden inside a whipped cream and yogurt layer with a crust made from Frosted Toast Crunch. 8 servings

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 50 min
  • Servings 0
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Broken Glass Torte  

As prepared by Girl Who Ate Everything

This vintage springtime fave makes a fun comeback with fresh twists that make it all that and more.


I have always been intimidated by this dessert with its flashy colors and fancy geometric shapes. It’s one of those desserts that I could never figure out how it was actually made and decided to leave it to someone else to tackle it.

But after looking into it a little bit more, come to find out, it isn’t really all that hard. This Broken Glass Torte dessert comes together easily and has the showstopper affect on all who eat it.

Usually this dessert has a graham cracker crust but we’re going to shake things up with a crust made from Frosted Toast Crunch cereal crumbs and a little butter.

Frosted Toast Crunch Crust

Just press the crumb mixture in the bottom of a springform pan and chill it.

Frosted Toast Crunch Crust

The great part about this dessert is that you can use any color and any flavor of gelatin that you want inside. I opted for Easter colors with yellow pineapple, purple grape, and pink strawberry-banana flavored gelatin. You could easily adapt this for any holiday, whether it be the Fourth of July, Halloween, or Christmas.

Next, you’re going to make the creamy mixture that holds your beautiful gelatin cubes. I used some whipped topping combined with some Yoplait yogurt to add more flavor and creaminess. When your gelatin is set, gently fold in the gelatin cubes and pour it on top of your crust.

Broken Glass Torte Filling

Once your dessert has chilled, cut a slice and let the magic begin. Each piece is like a snowflake with its own unique design and pattern.

Piece of Broken Glass Torte Dessert

The colors remind me of the stained glass windows I used to stare at in church. Of course while listening to the speakers…


More Gelatin Recipes


Here we go! Spring is the time we start up with backyard barbecues, picnics and lots of gatherings. Everyone loves fresh salads and desserts, so try a few of these:

 

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Broken Glass Torte

3
cups Frosted Toast Crunch cereal
1/4
cup butter, melted
3
(3 ounce) boxes of Jell-O, different colors and flavors
4 1/2
cups boiling water
3/4
cup pineapple juice
1
envelope unflavored gelatin
3
cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
1
(6 ounce) container Yoplait very vanilla yogurt

Directions

  • 1 For the crust: In a food processor, process cereal into fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and continue to process the crumbs until they are the texture of wet sand. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and place in the freezer while preparing the rest of the dessert.
  • 2 For the filling: In three separate bowls, whisk each box Jell-O with 1 ½ cups boiling water until dissolved. Pour into 3 loaf pans or pie plates and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours. Once the Jell-O set, cut into ½ inch cubes and keep chilled.
  • 3 Combine 1/4 cup pineapple juice and unflavored gelatin in bowl. Microwave for about one minute, stirring occasionally, to dissolve. Slowly whisk in remaining pineapple juice. Let mixture cool slightly.
  • 4 Place the whipped topping in a medium bowl and fold in the yogurt. Slowly add juice mixture until combined completely. Gently fold Jell-O cubes into cream mixture. pour into prepared pan and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours.
  • 5 Cut and serve.
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