I don't have a title for this recipe. It originally came from my best friend (the one whose husband gave me the nickname of the Sugar Queen). It's very good, and is often requested.
1 (3 - oz) pkg orange jello
2 (3 - oz) pkgs Cook & Serve vanilla pudding (not instant)
2 1/4 cups hot water
1 (8 - 12 oz) ctr Cool Whip
1 can mandarin oranges, drained (optional)
Combine the jello, pudding mixes and hot water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, over medium heat. Mixture will become thick and transparent. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a while. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Beat in the Cool Whip until well combined, and stir in the mandarin oranges. Store in the refrigerator.