Kids' Favorite Fruit Salad

Yummy fruit salad ready in just 15 minutes - perfect for your little ones.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
(17-oz.) can fruit cocktail, drained
1 1/2
cups miniature marshmallows
1/4
cup drained maraschino cherries, halved
2
medium bananas, sliced
1
medium apple, coarsely chopped
1 1/2
cups frozen whipped topping, thawed, or sweetened whipped cream
Lettuce leaves

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Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, combine all ingredients except whipped topping and lettuce; mix lightly. Gently fold in whipped topping. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 To serve, line salad plates with lettuce. Spoon salad onto lined plates. If desired, garnish each with additional maraschino cherries.
  • 1 In large bowl, combine all ingredients except whipped topping and lettuce; mix lightly. Gently fold in whipped topping. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 To serve, line salad plates with lettuce. Spoon salad onto lined plates. If desired, garnish each with additional maraschino cherries.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If a grownup opens the can of fruit cocktail, slices the cherries and banana and chops the apple, children old enough to read should be able to prepare the rest of the salad more or less independently.

For a children's party, substitute marshmallows for the cheese slices. Or, if you're using cheese, cut it into shaped that suit the occasion.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2/3 Cup
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
10mg
10%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.