This is my mom's recipe, and it is delicious! It can be served as either a salad or dessert. This recipe can also be used to make parfaits. Simply layer the salad, extra whipped topping, crushed cookies and repeat. Top parfaits with a dollop of whipped topping. Or, to serve as a pie, pour into a graham cracker or cookie crust and chill before serving.

JT
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the pudding mix and the buttermilk. Fold in the whipped topping. Mix in the pineapple chunks and mandarin oranges. Chill until ready to serve. Crush cookies and mix in just before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

500.2 calories; 6.9 g protein; 72.5 g carbohydrates; 5.4 mg cholesterol; 290.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2005
This is a great recipe that we use for potlucks family gatherings and the like. It is always a hit! The only thing we do differently is leave out the buttermilk and used crushed pineapple instead of chunks. The cookies don't get soggy at all in fact I like it best the next day. Read More
(55)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/01/2004
I don't know what made me make this what a waste of good ingredients. I will not make this again Read More
(34)
129 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 100
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2005
This is a great recipe that we use for potlucks family gatherings and the like. It is always a hit! The only thing we do differently is leave out the buttermilk and used crushed pineapple instead of chunks. The cookies don't get soggy at all in fact I like it best the next day. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2004
This salad is delicious everyone always wants the recipe. Instead of using cookies we add twix candy bars chopped into small quarter inch squares. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/01/2004
I don't know what made me make this what a waste of good ingredients. I will not make this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2003
This recipe is also a favorite in my family. It is also excellent with sliced bananas or fresh cut strawberries (I have also used frozen strawberries). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2004
This salad is so good! I took it to a church potluck several years ago and now it seems I may never have to take anything else! I always get begged to bring this. I have doubled tripled and even quadrupled the recipe with no problem. You can also try different fruits- strawberries bananas etc- but I have found that canned oranges and pinapple chunks are the easiest way to go. Its a good thing there aren't very many ingredients and it's easy to prepare...you will find yourself writing down the recipe over and over! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2005
I found this recipe last night and made it for a gathering. Excellent. It was yummy everyone loved it. It was easy to make. I used fat free buttermilk and light whipped topping. Many asked for the recipe need I say more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2005
Went over very well at my work potluck. The theme was "salads." I doubled the recipe and it turned out perfect. Don't forget to add the cookies at the last moment. Plus it was easy to prepare the night before. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2002
Mmmm! This recipe brings back childhood memories! My mom used to make this during the hot summmer months (she used only bananas in her version) - my siblings and I would go hog wild over it and beg for more.:) Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2004
I sliced 2 bananas instead of the pineapple(personal taste just don't like pineapple)be sure you put the cookies in right before serving.took it to a church luncheon everyone wanted the recipe Read More
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