I've tried to reconcile with the fact that, coming from a large family, not everyone is always going to like everything...and that is O.K.
This is one of those recipes! My mom, one sister and I love coconut, but we are among precious few in our house! So therefore, we got to eat the majority of this salad, and we were totally fine with that!
It's so fast and easy to throw together, and it was just such a yummy, refreshing salad! Not too sweet, but just right! It will definitely be awesome during the summer, but it's great any other time of year as well!!
I hope you try it out!
1 (3.4 oz.) package Instant pudding mix, see note
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, do not drain
2 cups mini-marshmallows
1 cup sweetened coconut, shredded or flaked
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
In a large bowl, mix together pudding mix and pineapple.
Stir in marshmallows, coconut and pecans.
Add Cool Whip, and gently mix until well combined.
Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
-You can use so many different kinds of pudding here - Coconut Cream, Vanilla, French Vanilla, Banana Cream, White Chocolate or Cheesecake. Some of them may add a tiny bit of a yellow tint to the finished dish, but any of them would taste fantastic in this recipe!