Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Okay, well this clearly isn’t baked but I just had to dedicate a post to it.

This is a LOVE it or HATE it kind of dessert…I happen to LOVE it.

It reminds me of something that housewives in the 50’s would make for summer block parties.  Almost all the ingredients are canned (crushed pineapple, fruit cocktail) or processed somehow (marshmallows, Jell-O, Cool Whip) but I’m not one of those food purists so it’s fine by me.

Have any of you ever had Ambrosia salad before? Please tell me I’m not alone on this one…

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 ounce) containers of frozen whipped topping, thawed ( I use Fat Free Cool Whip)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (30 ounce) can of fruit cocktail, drained (in light syrup)
  • 1 (30 ounce) can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 package sugar-free pistachio pudding

Directions:

  1. Mix everything together in a big bowl
  2. Refrigerate for at least an hour
  3. Enjoy 🙂
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Peanut Butter Monster Cookies

These are pretty much just everything I love (peanut butter, chocolate chips and marshmallow) smashed into one awesome little cookie. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky both work)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • A dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cream peanut butter and sugar until completely mixed
  3. Mix in egg, baking soda, vanilla, salt.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  5. Bake for 7 minutes
  6. Let cool completely (at least 30 minutes) so the marshmallow pieces can harden.
  7. Enjoy!

*Makes around 14 cookies