Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cookie Salad

Thursday I made a dessert for a Relief Society activity... and it was so good I made it again Saturday for a potluck dinner!  Though it has the word "salad" in it's name, you'd have to make some creative substitutions to make it Weight Watchers friendly.  It is rich, delicious and just a little bit decadent!

And it's simple to make, doesn't heat up the kitchen and travels well!

That's a winning combination on every front!!

With friends who love to experiment with food as much as I do, we've come up with some yummy combinations of ingredients...

We all start with this basis:

1 small pkg instant vanilla pudding
1/3 cup milk
32 oz of thawed whipped topping (aka CoolWhip)

Whisk the pudding and milk together until smooth, then fold in the whipped topping.  Next you add crumbled up cookies and cut up fruit.

Some combinations we've tried and really like:

  • Carmello cookies (or Twix or Snickers) with a tangy apple like Fuji or Granny Smith
  • Pecan shortbread cookies with fresh peaches
  • Vanilla sandwich Cookies (aka White Oreos) with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
  • Fudge stripe cookies with mandarin oranges
  • Chocolate animal crackers and mini marshmallows and tangy apples
  • Ginger snaps with peaches, pineapple and halved grapes

We've all eaten them so quickly that no one has got a picture so here's one I stole off Pinterest of the Snickers/Apple combination.

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