Layered Cool Whip Jello

3 pkgs unflavored gelatin

3 small boxes Jello (all same flavor)

1 1/4 c sugar

2 1/2 c cold water, divided

3 c boiling water

8 oz Cool Whip

Soften unflavored gelatin in 1/2 c cold water. Set aside. In a large bowl. combine Jello and sugar. Add boiling water and stir. Add softened gelatin and stir until everything is dissolved. Add remaining (2 c) cold water. Add Cool Whip and beat well. Pour into a 9 x 13" pan. Refrigerate until set. Cut into squares or bars.