Banana Split Fluff Salad

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If you are looking for a yummy and easy marshmallow style recipe then this Banana Split Fluff Salad will be right up your alley. This recipe is like a banana pudding cake that not only includes bananas, but some yummy banana cream jello pudding as well. This easy marshmallow recipe is sure to be nice and light and fluffy, but really rich and creamy as well. This recipe is similar to other recipes using marshmallows like pistachio pudding which is a classic that we can find at family functions. It always seems to be a favourite of the older folks to make since it was really quite popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Fruit salads and recipes using marshmallows and canned fruit were popular in those days because of the convenience of the foods. All you have to do is buy a few things at the grocery store and mix them all together in a bowl and you have yourself a yummy recipe as well as a beautiful looking recipe. There were even vegetable jello mixes that would be mixed with lettuce and other vegetables to create a super colourful and interesting side dish for dinners and parties. You can see some of the typical jello salads and recipes using marshmallows in books from that era, and also through searching online.

Some of the types of marshmallow salads and other easy marshmallow recipes you can find are Ambrosia salad, Watergate salad, Marshmallow and Fruit salads and then there are many dessert recipes using marshmallows like rice crispy squares, confetti squares, fudge, s'mores and more. How did this fun food that is so popular in recipes come to be? Marshmallows were actually used primarily as a medicine as early as Egyptian times. The Althaea officinalis plant was grown and medicinal properties were extracted from it to use in easing sore throats. The Egyptian people also used this extract from the marshmallow plant as a sweet and would mix it with honey and nuts to make a nice dessert treat. In ancient Rome, the sap from the marshmallow plant was rubbed on their bodies in preparation for battles.

In 1954, the way that marshmallows are made today was started by a man in the United States named Alex Doumak by an extrusion process where the ingredients of a marshmallow are mixed together and then put through a machine to create many of them in a timely fashion. The marshmallows we know and love are now made with sugar and gelatine. The individual pieces of marshmallow are coated with corn starch to keep their cylindrical shape. You can also make your own marshmallows at home, which can be fun to try out, but you do need some patience and time. This recipe calls for one cup of mini marshmallows, which stay whole in this recipe. In this recipe there are also pineapple chunks, maraschino cherries.

Thank you to Jocelyn from Inside Bru Crew Life for this awesome Banana Split Fluff Salad recipe that looks so delicious. This Banana Split Fluff Salad recipe wold be perfect for any occasion and would light up everyone's faces with joy as they remember good old times eating banana splits as a child. Make sure you try out the recipe soon and have a look through the other recipes on the Inside Bru Crew Life website for more inspiration. There are lots of other dessert recipes, entree recipes, breakfast recipes, bread recipes, and even drink recipes that you can try out at home. So join Jocelyn over on her wonderful sight and enjoy gathering recipes to enjoy and share with your family and friends.**

Nutrition Facts of Banana Split Fluff Salad from Inside Bru Crew
Ingredients: Instant banana pudding, crushed pineapple, Cool Whip, marshmallows, walnuts, chocolate chips, bananas, maraschino cherries.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings * Per Serving: Calories 418, Calories from Fat 195, Total Fat 21.7g (33%), Saturated Fat 9.1g (46%), Cholesterol 2mg (1%), Sodium 204mg (8%), Potassium 379mg (11%), Carbohydrates 54.3g (18%), Dietary Fiber 3.9g (16%), Sugars 41.9g, Protein 6.6g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 64%, Calcium 5%, Iron 7%

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