Banana Split Fluff Salad is a delightful dessert that combines the flavors of a classic banana split with the creamy texture of a fruit salad. Here’s how you can prepare it:
For the Salad:
- 3 ripe bananas, sliced
- 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries, drained and patted dry
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as walnuts or pecans)
For the Fluff:
- 1 box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 container (8 oz) whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
- In a large mixing bowl, prepare the vanilla pudding according to the package instructions. Typically, this involves whisking the pudding mix into the milk until it thickens.
- Once the pudding has thickened, fold in the whipped topping until well combined. This will create a creamy and fluffy base for your salad.
- Add the sliced bananas, crushed pineapple, mini marshmallows, chopped strawberries, maraschino cherries, and chopped nuts to the pudding mixture.
- Gently fold all the ingredients together until they are evenly distributed and coated with the creamy fluff.
- Refrigerate the Banana Split Fluff Salad for at least 1-2 hours before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together and the salad to set.
- Just before serving, you can garnish with additional sliced bananas, strawberries, or cherries if desired.
Serve your Banana Split Fluff Salad chilled, and enjoy!
This dessert salad is a sweet and fruity treat that’s perfect for potlucks, picnics, or as a refreshing dessert on a warm day. Feel free to customize it by adding or omitting ingredients based on your preferences.