My mom used to make this jello salad for special occasions. It makes such a pretty addition to a meal.
Dissolve 6-8oz of cinnamon red hot candies* in 1 cup boiling water.
Dissolve 1 large pkg of strawberry jello ion 1 cup boiling water.
Add above to 1 qt applesauce.
Chill and top with cool whip.
*Cinnamon red hots can be found in the baking aisle of the grocery store usually with the cake decorating supplies. They can be over 2.00 for 2 oz. The best place to buy them is a bulk food grocery store. The last time I bought in bulk, I paid 3.00 for 15oz.
Also note: if you use homemade applesauce it doesn't set up well if you use 1 quart, try cutting back by 3/4 cup and it will do well.