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"I made this ambrosia fruit salad for a family BBQ and there was just barely enough to go around - everyone loved it!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. Drain and rinse the fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, maraschino cherries, and crushed pineapple in a colander. Place the fruit mixture and half of the strawberries in a large bowl.
  2. Fold in the whipped topping into the fruit mixture and add the coconut, walnuts, toffee bits, and miniature marshmallows. Gently mix until thoroughly combined. Garnish with remaining strawberries. Refrigerate 45 minutes, or until ready to serve.
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Sep 17, 2010

Very good! Mine ended up a little watery but it had great flavor, and the toffee was wonderful.

Jan 01, 2014

Made it for a New Years Eve potluck and it was a hit! It was a perfect complement to the Honeybaked ham that the hostess served along with the other green salads. I was looking forward to taking home the leftover but the hostess gave me back my clean bowl. When asked for the recipe, I don't bother writing it down for them. I simply say, "" and they know what to do. I made the recipe as is, minus the walnuts (nut restriction) and marshmallows (wanted the salad to be less like a dessert). Everyone wanted to know what was the crunch in the salad and were excited to know about the toffee bits. Used pineapple tidbits, instead of crushed. I added the mandarins oranges as late in the mixing as possible to minimize crushing. NOTE: Drain fruits very well to avoid soupy salad. I am now looking for the next occasion to make this again and try to whip my own heavy cream instead of CoolWhip.


4 Ratings

Jul 27, 2014

I did forget to add to the recipe but YES make sure to drain the fruit well... I have even used paper towels gently to dry it off! That way the salad doesn't get soupy. Also good with flavored cool whip when it's available or adding a little bit of vanilla extract.

Dec 23, 2013

I have made this many times, It does get watery, so drain your fruits well and let dry some, if possible, and be gentle tossing them together so oranges do not break. I have used "Heath" bits when toffee not available - wow! either is great! also, I love crushed pineapple, but tidbits might work better to keep it from being watery. I have excluded the coconut (not a fan! :)) and marshmallows , and its still wonderful!


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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