How to Make It
Drain cherries and pineapple, reserving juices; add enough water to juice to make 2 cups liquid. Bring liquid to a boil; add gelatin, stirring to dissolve. Stir in cola beverage. Chill until slightly thickened.
Combine celery, pecans, cherries, pineapple, and, if desired, coconut in a bowl. Beat cream cheese in a separate bowl until smooth and fluffy; add fruit mixture to cream cheese, stirring well. Fold cream cheese mixture into gelatin; pour into a 13- x 9- x 2-inch pan. Chill until firm. Cut into squares to serve.