Gram's CHERRY COKE JELLO SALAD
1 6-oz package black cherry gelatin
reserved juice from cherries ~ below plus enough water to equal 1-1/2 cups
1-1/2 cups cola (carbonated soda)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
2 cans (about 15 oz. each) canned pitted dark cherries, drained
Drain cherries ~ heat the cherry juice and enough water to equal 1-1/2 cups total; dissolve the gelatin in the hot juice/water.
Add cold cola to jello mixture. Let set in refrigerator about 30 minutes (until slightly thickened), then stir in cherries and nuts (if used). Can be poured into a ring mold or square pan, if desired (or just leave in the bowl).