Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Grinch Salad

A super fun mixture of pudding, whipped cream and marshmallows transform themselves into a Grinch-y watergate salad. A fun way to celebrate the holidays!

Christmas is less than two weeks away! Is it just me, or is time just flying by? Now that I work, I find that days and months are just passing us by. The next week or so will be spent wrapping gifts, baking and getting ready for Christmas. The kids and I have already been enjoying some Christmas themed outings and they've enjoyed helping with Christmas baking this week. AND let's not forget that we've been watching Christmas movies. Some of our favourites are ELF, The Santa Clause and of course The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

Last week as we talked about which Christmas movie we should watch later that evening, I decided to try making a Watergate salad, adding a bit more green food colouring and a cherry for the Grinch's heart and calling it Grinch Salad.

I've always been intrigued by these kind of dessert salads, that incorporate pudding, marshmallows and fruit. So a themed movie night seemed like the perfect way to try one out!

Grinch Salad

1 (4 oz) box Instant Pistachio Pudding
1 (14.5 oz) can crushed pineapple
1 1/2 C mini marshmallows
2 C thawed cool whip
2-5 drops green food colouring
Maraschino cherries, well drained

Pour crushed pineapple, with juice, into a mixing bow and combine with the pistachio pudding. Stir in mini marshmallows and fold in the cool whip; until well combined. Add 2-5 drops (depending on how green you'd like it) of green food colouring and fold to combine. Refrigerate 1 hr before serving.

Drain maraschino cherries on a paper towel. Using a small pairing knife, cut a small V out of the top of each cherry, turning it into a heart.

Serve Grinch Salad in small bowls and garnish with a cherry 'heart'.

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Jamie Jeffers said...

What a clever, festive idea! I never would have thought of it.

April J Harris said...

I love your Grinch Salad, Cindy! What a fun (and very delicious) way to celebrate the season. Thank you so much for sharing this tasty recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Sharing!