Recipe by JJH
"This is a wonderful yet simple sweet fruit salad. Anyone can make this, and it is sooooo yummy! People always ask for this recipe."
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1 (3.4 ounce) package
butterscotch instant pudding mix
dry roasted peanuts
1 (15.25 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, in juice
1 (16 ounce) package
frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
I tried this recipe once with apples, and as crazy as it sounds, I tried bananas too. It was wonderful! Dice the bananas and spritz with lemon juice before adding pudding mix. This recipe is also great when added to a graham cracker crust!
This recipe is very good if you add mini marshmellows and chopped cocoa nut instead of the peanuts. This is very good.
I was amazed at how good this was! It tastes almost exactly like Scotcharoos bars, only it's full of healthy goodness! I thought it was a tad soupy, so I think I will add some sliced bananas to it next time to add more chunks to the pudding/Cool Whip mixture. I also chopped the nuts, so there was more peanutty flavor in every bite. I will definitely be making this recipe often!
TOTALLY loved! I was really surprised with this recipe. 1st, I wasn't sure about adding peanuts & pineapple. 2nd, was if my kids would love it and it being a waste. Which it wasn't. I'll make this again and see how it tastes without the pineapple. But 3 of my children really loved it. 3rd-ly, I made fresh whip topping and added a whip topping stabilizer so that, my whip topping wasn't runny when combined. I think that was a better fit for what I was going for because the pudding really thickened up everything. Will keep this recipe in rotation with other fruited dishes. TY. Will make again.
This is one of the recipes I LOVED as a kid. I think its one of my top 3 recipes my mom made.
This was a good base fruit salad. I wasn't able to use nuts due to allergies so I had to add other things to give it some more flavor. I think with the nuts it would have had a yummy taffy apple flavor. Without the nuts I added coconut, maraschino cherries and mini marshmallows
I've used this recipe for a couple of years now and I always get rave reviews! The only alterations I make are to add 1/2 package of mini marshmallows, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
I used sugar free pudding to reduce the calories. It wasn't my favorite salad but my company really liked it. We used pecans instead of peanuts because that's how I originally had the recipe. I really really liked the pecans and would not want peanuts. We thought it would be awesome with some cream cheese in it, some toffee bits and some caramel drizzles in top. But that wouldn't be too healthy, would it?
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Butterscotch Fruit Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 211
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