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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss the diced apples with the packet of pudding mix and peanuts until well combined. Stir in the pineapple and whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

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Nutrition Facts

415.3 calories; 5.5 g protein; 50.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 349.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2007
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/09/2015
This was not very good at all. Most of it went uneaten. It was also not a very appetizing dish to look at. I'm just glad I did not spend a lot of money on ingredients. Sorry. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2007
This recipe is very good if you add mini marshmellows and chopped cocoa nut instead of the peanuts. This is very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2009
This is one of the recipes I LOVED as a kid. I think its one of my top 3 recipes my mom made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2012
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. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2009
This was pretty random...but good! I made it for a funeral luncheon and they said they all loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2008
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 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2011
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? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
I didn't add the peanuts but may try it next time. This can be low fat if you choose the right ingredients and then you won't feel bad having a second helping (because you will). It takes like a caramel apple and the pineapple is wonderful in it! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/09/2015
This was not very good at all. Most of it went uneaten. It was also not a very appetizing dish to look at. I'm just glad I did not spend a lot of money on ingredients. Sorry. Read More
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