Fruit salad fluff with cool whip, a delicious dessert side dish that you can make ahead this holiday season. Full flavors with chunks of banana, mandarin oranges and pineapples, the fun mini marshmallows brings it all together for a perfect kid friendly and family favorite side dish.
Before making most fluff salads you need to prepare the pudding base. Prepare based on the box.
You can buy a "heat and serve" pudding, which is simply your heated up milk and pudding and is ready in minutes. It can be made on the stove or the microwave. Even though the pudding is ready to heat and serve, its always best to let your pudding cool atleast 20 minutes before making your fruit fluff salad. Popping it in the freezer can help cool it faster. An overheated pudding can melt down your cool whip, requiring a longer set time in the fridge.
Combine the Fruit Salad Fluff
Combine 1 cup of banana pudding and 8 oz of chilled cool whip and fold together with a spatula.
Add drained fruit (half can up to the full can, depends on how much fruit you want), one cut up fresh banana, and half a bag of mini marshmallows to the bowl and gently fold until all combined. Make sure your fruit is drained well and not watery.
Can eat immediately OR place in fridge for 4 hours or overnight for a fluffier salad.
Top with nuts like Pecan pieces or walnuts prior to serving.