Sunday, March 14, 2010

In the Mood for Food

OK, here we go again: another recipe blitz. The first one I've tried personally. Kathryn and I loved it, Alex was ambivalent, Nathan looked at me in horror and rushed for the nearest trash can. Truly. It has a somewhat peanut buttery, caramel-ly flavor that he despises in desserts. Oh, well. More for ME- heehee (picture my most evil-y grin!). Don't be put off by the butterscotch pudding. I don't even like butterscotch, but the combo is really pleasant. A cup of marshmallows will be going into my next batch- yum!

Caramel Fruit Salad
1 small box fat-free, sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix (dry mix! do not prepare)
1 small can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 apples, chopped
1/2 c. dry roasted peanuts (optional)
1 small container fat-free cool whip

Mix well, chill, serve.

And I found another version. Similar, but far more calories, no doubt.

6 (2 1/4 ounce) Snickers candy bars, chill and chop
6 apples, cored and chopped into bite sized pieces (Granny Smith and/or Red Delicious)
1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip
1 (5 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding or butterscotch pudding mix (dry mix – do not prepare!)
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping or caramel apple dip (optional)
1/2 cup chopped peanuts, can also sprinkled on top (optional)
Mix cool whip and dry pudding mix together. Chop apples and chilled Snickers. Mix together.
Heat caramel sauce a bit in the microwave- just enough to drizzle, not enough to heat up salad.
Drizzle caramel sauce over salad and sprinkle peanuts on top. Chill for at least an hour.

1 comment:

Heather said...

One of Heidi's friends (years ago) made the second recipe (without the garnish). We have made it since then many times. Now I have to make it again to try it with the peanuts and caramel topping. :O)