This EASY to make, sweet and delicious tropics inspired Piña Colada Fluff Salad, with pineapple and coconut, only takes 5 minutes to prepare and serves 8!This EASY to make, sweet and delicious tropics inspired Piña Colada Fluff Salad, with pineapple and coconut, only takes 5 minutes to prepare and serves 8!
I recently made a tropical inspired Piña Colada Fluff Salad, with crushed pineapple, shredded coconut, rum extract and miniature marshmallows as a side dish. My husband and I can’t stay out of it,  grabbing a spoonful here and there, because it is sooo incredibly good! Bonus? IT ONLY TAKES 5 MINUTES TO MAKE!

When I first showed this piña colada fluff salad to my husband, he didn’t seem too thrilled since he’s not much of a pineapple and coconut kind of guy.   But… after he took a taste, he took another bite, said it was “refreshing”, and another, and then another!

You get the picture!  He ended up absolutely LOVING this sweet taste of the tropics “dessert” salad, that is made in about 5 minutes!  How’s THAT for a real timesaver!? I can’t vouch for it’s “healthiness” (ha ha- who am I kidding?), but I can vouch for it’s “amazingness”!

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What Is IN This Piña Colada Fluff Salad?

Here’s the cast of characters for the piña colada fluff salad. The ingredients are crushed pineapple, miniature marshmallows, shredded coconut, whipped topping, rum extract, chopped nuts, and vanilla pudding mix.

These are the ingredients used to make this fluff salad.

Trust me, this salad is fantastic, and it’s SO EASY to make in 5 minutes. Here’s what you do:

How To Make Piña Colada Fluff Salad

Place the pudding mix and an entire can (juice included) of crushed pineapple into a large serving bowl.  Stir ingredients until they are completely mixed together.

Vanilla pudding and canned pineapple are combined to make fluff salad.

Add the marshmallows, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, and rum extract to mixture.

Marshmallows, pecans, coconut and rum extract added to fluff salad.

Top it off with the whipped topping.  Gently fold all the ingredients together until completely combined.

Whipped topping is added to Piña Colada Fluff Salad.

Refrigerate Before Serving

Once the piña colada fluff salad is thoroughly combined, cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve! I recommend refrigerating it for a couple hours, at least!

Piña Colada Fluff Salad is refrigerated, then is ready to serve!

Time To EAT!

That’s it!  See how easy that was?  When ready to serve you will notice that the salad has thickened up a little bit. Scoop it up, serve, and enjoy the taste of the tropics with this simple, sweet piña colada fluff salad.

A spoonful of Piña Colada Fluff Salad, ready to eat!

I really hope you enjoy this salad.  If you like this, check out my recipe for Pistachio Pineapple Fluff Salad. YUM.  We had this with our dinner, but you could also serve this as dessert, if you wanted to.  This easy recipe is definitely going into my KEEP pile of recipes!  Enjoy!

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Recipe Source:  http://www.momontimeout.com/2015/02/pina-colada-fluff/

Piña Colada Fluff Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

This EASY to make, sweet and delicious tropics inspired Piña Colada Fluff Salad, with pineapple and coconut, only takes 5 minutes to prepare and serves 8!

Category: Salad/Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pina colada fluff salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories Per Serving: 294 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding mix (3.4 ounces)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple (do NOT drain!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 tub Cool Whip (8 ounces), thawed
Instructions
  1. Place the entire can of crushed pineapple (undrained) and the pudding mix into a large serving bowl. Stir ingredients until they are fully mixed together.
  2. Add chopped nuts, rum extract, marshmallows and coconut to bowl. Top with entire tub of Cool Whip, and fold the ingredients in together until fully combined.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate salad until completely chilled (recommend a couple hours) and you're ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Piña Colada Fluff Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 213mg6%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Piña Colada Fluff Salad

    • Hi, Claire! It REALLY is yummy. Not the healthiest, but it’s all about “balance”, right? I found it hard to stay out of! Hope you enjoy it… it’s so very easy to make! Thanks for taking time to write!

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