A sweet and easy dessert salad that combines whipped topping, gelatin and fruit.

Dee J

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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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  • In a large bowl, combine the thawed whipped topping, gelatin, fruit cocktail, oranges, grapes and marshmallows. Mix together well and refrigerate until chilled. Stir again before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

420 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 73.5g 24% DV; fat 14.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 119.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2005
Would like to try this but have to ask what maybe a dumb question. Do I make the strawberry gelatin or just stir in the crystals? 2 questions - do I halve the grapes? I'm cooking challenged! Read More
(81)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/19/2005
I made this last night for dessert for my family and nobody liked it. It turned out so thick like glue. I thought mabey I did something wrong but I've looked over the recipe time and again and can't see where I went wrong. It's pretty bad when the kids won't eat it. Read More
(14)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2005
Would like to try this but have to ask what maybe a dumb question. Do I make the strawberry gelatin or just stir in the crystals? 2 questions - do I halve the grapes? I'm cooking challenged! Read More
(81)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2005
This is a "night before" recipe. If it is not chilled overnight the dessert will not have a fluffy texture. Also be sure to FOLD the jello and fruit into the whipped topping. DO NOT STIR!!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
I made this last week - my kids didnt like it! Good! More for me & Daddy. I am making it again today. The recipe is rather large but it only lasted two days between my husband & I. This time I will omit the mandarin oranges. Hubby says they taste bitter. (he still ate them!) I love this stuff! Its just like the stuff you can get in the supermarket deli (only better). Been looking for this recipe for a long time. Now I got my hands on it. Thank You! Read More
(17)
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Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2003
I thought this was absolutely horrible as did everyone else in my family. The jello did not mix into the cool whip so it just kind of "beaded" on top of the whipped topping. It was really not edible. To each his own I guess. Read More
(14)
Rating: 1 stars
05/19/2005
I made this last night for dessert for my family and nobody liked it. It turned out so thick like glue. I thought mabey I did something wrong but I've looked over the recipe time and again and can't see where I went wrong. It's pretty bad when the kids won't eat it. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2006
This was really good but if you are only preparing it for a couple people reduce the amounts becuase it serves many! Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2003
I was looking for easy recipes to make and yet very good. This one is wonderful and really keeps it shape for a few days. I did not have grapes so just kept them out. It was very good anyway. I will be making this recipe again this weekend for our family reunion. Thank you so much for sharing it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
I made this dessert for my bf's birthday and he loved it! So did his friends who had more than one helping. I accidently only bought 8oz of cool whip so I had to cut the recipe in half...next time I make it I'll be sure to have all the ingredients. Also left out the grapes but it still tasted wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2008
I make a jello salad very close to this. I use strawberry banana jello (just the crystals) 1 can of fruit cocktail and 16 oz of cottage cheese. No grapes. The rest is the same. The key is letting it refridgerate long enough so the marshmellows soften. Read More
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