Irish Dessert

"I call this "Irish Dessert" because my husband, who loves it, is Irish plus it's green! I don't know the original name for it. My mother in law gave me the recipe, but I have messed with it a bit. I am not into the marshmallows, but kids seem to like them. It is refreshing and different from run of the mill pudding :) Chill time not included."
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  • Combine pineapple and juice with pudding mix.
  • Add nuts and marshmallows (if desired) and stir until combined.
  • Fold in Cool Whip and mix well.
  • Place in individual serving dishes or a medium bowl.
  • Chill for at least an hour.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. This has been my mother's "go-to" dish for potlucks ever since I can remember. Everyone loves it! We call it "The Green stuff" and leave out the marshmallows & nuts.
  2. My mother has made this since the 70's. Around here, it has always been called "Watergate Salad." It is very good, light and has always been a great picnic or holiday dessert.
  3. I made this for St. Patrick's Day and it went over wonderfully. I'm don't think the origin is really Irish but hey, it's green and it worked. But I remember my mother making this when I was a kid and it had some different name (although I don't remember what it was). I also added some maraschino cherries cut in half.
  4. This is a tried and true recipe. Have made it for over 20 years, also.
  5. This is a great recipe. I have been making this for at least 20 years. This was handed down to me from a girl friend. I have always used regular size marshmallow and the longer it seats, the better it taste.


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