I figure since Easter is on its hippity hoppity way, I would share some of our favorite holiday dishes in the next few weeks, and this easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad will definitely be on the menu. The kids say it wouldn’t be a holiday dinner without it!
Actually, we don’t just save this treat for Easter. In fact, we usually have it on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Independence Day and other special days, as well.
I started making this when my oldest baby was little because she used to be an uber picky eater, and it gave her something to enjoy at family gatherings.
Even today, she still prefers fruit salad over potato salad, which is always on our Easter menu, and her younger siblings completely agree with her. Of course, this is about the easiest dish you can make, so now I leave the preparation up to the kiddos.
And, they will happily walk you through the steps today and give you some of their expert tips.
How to make marshmallow fruit salad
First, drain the fruit, and pour into a large bowl. Then, fold in the whipped topping with a spatula, and make sure it doesn’t get all over the outside of the bowl.
Recipe for Marshmallow Fruit Salad
Marshmallow Fruit Salad
- 2 cans mixed fruit, drained
- 1 8-ounce container of whipped topping, or whipped cream
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- Add the drained fruit to a large mixing bowl
- Stir in the whipped topping or whipped cream
- Fold in the marshmallows, and smooth top of salad with spatula. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve