ORANGE CREAMSICLE SALAD

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 3-ounce box orange flavored gelatin
  • 1 3.4 ounce box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 8 ounce tub whipped topping thawed
  • 1 28-ounce can mandarin oranges drained (reserve 8 – 10 for garnish)
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup mini marshmallows (optional garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Using a medium size heat safe bowl, stir together the orange flavored gelatin and boiling water. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  2. Stir in the cold water. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the cooled gelatin from the refrigerator, and whisk in the vanilla instant pudding until completely incorporated. Cover the bowl and return to the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the bowl from the refrigerator. Fold in the whipped topping, drained mandarin oranges and mini marshmallows. Return to the refrigerator and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Just before serving, garnish with the reserved mandarin oranges and mini marshmallows.

NOTES

Storage:Any leftovers tightly covered for up to 3 days. You can freeze Orange Fluff and it will keep for about 3 months. Be aware that the texture of the marshmallows won’t be the same once they’ve thawed out. Since this is such an easy recipe to make, it’s best to make it fresh.Important Notes:

  • You can use less oranges and mini marshmallows than the recipe calls for, but it may seem a bit unbalanced.
  • If you have leftover orange fluff, you can use it to make creamsicle style popsicles, by placing the leftovers into a popsicle mold. You can also spread it in a baking dish and scoop it up like ice cream, once it freezes. It’s delicious this way!

NUTRITION

Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 929IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg

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