I love this stuff!!! It's so quick and easy, but so great for a cool, summer salad! Feel free to add any fruit you want, leave out what you don't - experiment!!! Let me know if you give it a try and what changes you made! I love to hear other variations to simple recipes like this!!
1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
2 small cans Fruit Cocktail, drained with juices reserved
1 small can mandarin oranges, optional, drain and discard juice
1 banana, optional, sliced
1 cup mini marshmallows
Drain the fruit cocktail and reserve the juices. In a small bowl, whisk together the juice from the fruit with the pudding mix, until smooth. Chill for at least 5 minutes, or until slightly set. Stir in fruit cocktail and mandarin oranges, if desired. Chill until ready to serve. Just before serving, stir in banana, if desired, and marshmallows. Serve!
-Other variations: Add chopped nuts, maraschino cherries, pineapple tidbits, chopped apples.