Recipe by Bwendler
"In my family, we have this every time there's any type of get-together. The large bowl is always finished off and finally I asked my great Aunt how she does it. Here's her secret!"
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2 (8 ounce) containers
whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®)
1 (20 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, most of juice drained
1/2 (16 ounce) package
miniature marshmallows, or more as needed
1 (4 ounce) jar
maraschino cherries, drained
2 (3 ounce) packages
instant pistachio pudding mix
Loved this recipe. Halved it as it was only for 3 of us. I omitted the cherries as I didn't have them on hand (the recipe says optional so I don't feel too bad about tweaking that part, lol.) The only thing was I felt it needed a little more pineapple for the amount of Cool Whip & pudding mix. This would be perfect for a baby shower or party. Next time I will half everything but the pineapple and see how that turns out :)
When I make this, I used one container Cool Whip, one package instant pistachio pudding and one full package mini marshmallows. It's one of my favorite holiday fluffy salads.
My family loves this dessert! It has become a favorite request. Will make it many more times!! Thanks!
This is a tradition in my family for Thanksgiving since I was a little girl. My children love it and it's one of the things that they look forward to come time for dinner. The recipe I use though doesn't have cherries in it and I only use 1 box of pudding, 1/2 a container of cool whip, 1 cup of the colored mini marshmallows and a lg can of crushed pineapple with the juice.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 62
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