Cotton Candy Salad has always been a passenger in our picnic basket next to all the other goodies! It’s the perfect dessert for picnics at the park or even at the beach! All the taste of cotton candy without the sticky mess.
Cotton Candy Salad has always been my favorite during our picnics as a kid. I used to rush through the rest of my meal just to enjoy the sweet taste of it. The combination of cherries and strawberries with the fluffiness of the whipped topping. I used to enjoy watching my mom make it. Adding every ingredient carefully and folding them all together. It was like magic right before my eyes when the white of the whipped topping disappeared and turned pink! This dessert definitely goes great with Copycat Chick-fil-A . It’s not a picnic unless I have a big bowl of this pink treat!
This sweet treat has also been a comfort food for me on nights where my mood wasn’t as great as it should’ve been. I’d whip up a quick batch and enjoy it. It always made me smile as well as remind me of my mom. Remembering the times when she’d make it and enjoy the summer picnics we had together. This dessert has always had a place in my life no matter how old I was! I’d even make some for my friends who were feeling down and needed something great! Most of my friends knew they were getting a big bowl of Cotton Candy Salad when I came running! It definitely brightened moods and put smiles on their faces. Sometimes they’d just call and ask for a bowl and I’d rush right over, no questions asked.
Cotton Candy Salad will more than likely always be in my life. No matter where I am, how old I am or who I’m with I’ll always fall back to this favorite of fond memories and sweet flavors. It’s the perfect dish to take almost anywhere whether it’s a party, picnic or anything in between! Many people are sure to enjoy this treat and come back for more. They may even ask you for the recipe! I know plenty of my friends have and so I’ve decided to share it with all of you! It’s so easy to make that even your kids could make it, too. Just add all the ingredients to a bowl, mix and serve! You can chill it for later or serve on the spot. Usually I serve it right on the spot as I can’t wait to dig in to a bowl of this!
Heading to a potluck or picnic? Add a couple of our Potluck Recipes to go with this dessert!
- 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
- 1 can (21 oz) strawberry pie filling
- 1 (8 oz) container of whipped topping, thawed
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- Fold all ingredients together in large bowl and blend well.
- Chill until ready to serve