FESTIVE EASTER FLUFF SALAD

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The Easter Fluff Salad is a whimsical, light dessert that combines the creamy textures of whipped topping with the sweet tang of seasonal fruits, all adorned with the playful addition of marshmallows and optional nuts or coconut flakes.

Easter Fluff Salad is not just a treat for the palate but also a feast for the eyes, making it a perfect addition to any Easter gathering.

Whether you're hosting a large family brunch or looking for a simple, delightful dessert to enjoy at home, this Easter Fluff Salad recipe promises to bring a touch of springtime magic to your table.

Easter Fluff Salad Perfect for Easter

Easter Fluff Salad, with its pastel colors and light, airy texture, is a festive variation that specifically celebrates the spring season and Easter holiday. It draws inspiration from traditional ambrosia and fruit salads, incorporating a similar mix of sweet fruits and creamy elements, but with a playful twist that makes it especially appealing for Easter.

The addition of Easter-themed candies, colored marshmallows, or food coloring to match the spring palette further ties this dessert to its holiday context, making it a beloved treat that heralds the arrival of spring and the celebratory Easter spirit.

What you'll love about this recipe:


  • EASY TO MAKE: You'll love how effortlessly this Easter Fluff Salad comes together, requiring no baking and just a simple mix of ingredients. It's the perfect recipe for a quick and delightful dessert that doesn't skimp on flavor or presentation.
  • FESTIVE AND COLORFUL: The bright, pastel colors and the option to add playful Easter-themed decorations make this Easter Fluff Salad not only a treat for the taste buds but also a vibrant addition to your holiday table, enhancing the festive spirit of the occasion.
  • VERSATILE: The ability to customize this Easter Fluff Salad with your choice of fruits, nuts, and even vegan alternatives means it can easily cater to various dietary preferences and tastes, making it a versatile option for any Easter gathering.
Festive Easter Fluff Salad

Ingredients you'll Need for Easter Fluff Salad

To get started making this recipe, you'll first want to gather all your ingredients.

Easter Fluff Salad Ingredients

Here is what you'll need:

Wait to put your garnishments on your Easter Fluff Salad after it chills!

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Add the Jello powder and whipped cream to a large mixing bowl. Stir until fully combined.

Mix Jello Powder with Whipped Cream

Step 2: Add the marshmallow fluff and sour cream to the bowl and stir well.

Add Marshmallow and Sour Cream

Step 3: Add the remaining ingredients, except the garnishes, and fold in until fully combined.

Add Remaining Ingredients

Step 4: Cover and place in the fridge overnight, or serve immediately, this is based on preference. I prefer storing it overnight so all the ingredients have a chance to really meld together, making it fluffier.

Cover and place in Fridge

Step 5: To garnish, fill a medium serving bowl until heaping and place a bunny Peep directly on the top middle. Push the bunny down into the fluff a little to keep it in place. Surround the bunny with 4-5 Cadbury mini eggs. Place a couple of fruity marshmallows in random spots around the outside of the fluff to finish off an adorable presentation. Serve and Enjoy!

Place Bunny in Middle and add Eggs

Easter Fluff Salad stands out as a quintessential springtime dessert that embodies the joy and vibrancy of the season. Its simplicity, combined with the ability to customize and adapt to different tastes and dietary needs, makes it a sweet addition to any Easter celebration.

With its creamy texture, sweet flavors, and colorful presentation, this dessert is sure to become a cherished part of your Easter traditions, bringing smiles and a touch of whimsy to your springtime gatherings.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Start by chilling your mixing bowl and beaters to help the whipped topping achieve maximum fluffiness.
  • If you're adding fruits, ensure they're well drained to prevent excess moisture from making the salad too runny.
  • For a fun, festive look, use pastel-colored marshmallows or add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture.
  • Experiment with textures by including different ingredients like crushed nuts or coconut flakes for crunch.
  • To keep the salad fresh, fold in the fruit and any crunchy add-ins just before serving to maintain their texture.
  • For an extra special touch, garnish with fresh mint leaves or edible flowers to make your Easter Fluff Salad not only delicious but also a visually stunning centerpiece on your Easter table.
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FAQs about Easter Fluff

Easter Fluff Salad can be gluten-free, but it depends on the specific ingredients used. Most of the primary ingredients (whipped topping, marshmallow creme, fruit, and nuts) are naturally gluten-free. However, if adding any additional ingredients like cookies or candies for texture or decoration, be sure to check their labels for gluten content.

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Yes, Easter Fluff Salad can be adapted to be vegan with a few substitutions to replace the non-vegan ingredients typically found in traditional recipes. To create a vegan Easter Fluff Salad, substitute traditional whipped topping with a plant-based alternative, such as vegan whipped cream made from coconut cream or aquafaba. Replace marshmallow creme or marshmallows with vegan versions that avoid gelatin, opting for those using plant-based gelling agents. Use dairy-free yogurt or a vegan-friendly substitute in place of any dairy products, like cottage cheese, ensuring all added fruits, nuts, and optional mix-ins like chocolate are also vegan.

If preparing Easter Fluff Salad for someone with nut allergies, simply omit any nuts or nut-based ingredients from the recipe. Always check the labels of pre-packaged ingredients like marshmallows or whipped toppings to ensure they're produced in a nut-free facility or do not contain traces of nuts.

Easter Fluff Salad

Festive Easter Fluff Salad

Easter Fluff Salad
Easter Fluff Salad is a colorful and easy-to-prepare dessert that blends sweet fruits, marshmallows, and creamy whipped topping. Perfect for Easter gatherings, it's customizable for all diets, including vegan options. This festive, light treat adds a joyful touch to any spring celebration, delighting guests with its sweet, fluffy texture and vibrant presentation.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours

Equipment

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Lemon Jello 3 ounces
  • 1 Tub Cool Whip 16 ounces
  • 1 Can Fruit Cocktail drained (15.25 ounces)
  • 1 Tub Marshmallow Fluff 7 ounces
  • 3 Cups Fruity Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Sweetened Shredded Coconut
  • Bunny Peeps yellow or pink for garnish
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs for garnish
  • Extra Fruity Mini Marshmallows for garnish

Instructions

  • Add the Jello powder and whipped cream to a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir until fully combined.
  • Add the marshmallow fluff and sour cream to the bowl and stir well.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except the garnishes, and fold in until fully combined.
  • Cover and place in the fridge overnight, or serve immediately, this is based on preference.
  • I prefer storing it overnight so all the ingredients have a chance to really meld together, making it fluffier.
  • To garnish, fill a medium serving bowl until heaping and place a bunny Peep directly on the top middle.
  • Push the bunny down into the fluff a little to keep it in place.
  • Surround the bunny with 4-5 Cadbury mini eggs.
  • Place a couple of fruity marshmallows in random spots around the outside of the fluff to finish off an adorable presentation.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

Do not garnish if storing, the garnishes won’t stay fresh.
If you plan to store it, store in the fridge, covered, for up to 5 days.
Do not freeze.
If you would like the fluff to be a different color for Easter, you can switch up the Jello flavor.
If your marshmallow fluff is tough and not cooperating, simply heat it for a few seconds in the microwave and it should be easier to handle.
You can use any color Peeps you like, I prefer yellow or pink for this specific color.
It’s important to drain the juice from the can of fruit cocktail or it will make the mixture soupy and runny, and it won’t be fluffy.
This will not turn out pretty.
You can replace the fruit cocktail with crushed pineapple or mandarin oranges, if desired.
Don’t forget to drain no matter what the option you choose.
You can use cottage cheese in place of the sour cream, if desired.

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