4 hours 50 minutes
This easy ambrosia salad recipe is sure to become an essential dish to have at your next party! It's a delicious no-bake alternative to heavier desserts.
‣ 1 cup pecans, chopped ‣ 20 ounce crushed pineapple ‣ 15 ounce mandarin oranges ‣ 12 ounce maraschino cherries ‣ 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut ‣ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ‣ 3 cup miniature marshmallows, either plain or fruit flavored ‣ 8 ounce cool whip, softened ‣ 1/2 cup greek yogurt, or sour cream or whipped cream cheese
Start off by spreading out the chopped pecans on a baking sheet then toast the pecans in the oven for 10 minutes. Allow the pecans to cool completely.
Thoroughly drain the fruit, then add all of the following ingredients to a 13-quart mixing bowl: toasted pecans, drained fruits, sweetened shredded coconut, vanilla extract, mini marshmallows, and Cool Whip.
Use a spatula to gently mix everything together until smooth and creamy. Once done, cover the dish and chill for 4 hours.