CHASES FAVORITE! A Classic Southern Party Salad: This original Watergate Salad is another one of those classic recipes that dates back to the 70s and that just about every southern cook has in their party file. With pistachio pudding with marshmallows, pineapple & Cool Whip - it sure is yummy.
Cookie Salad 1-3.4 oz pkg. instant vanilla pudding 1 c of milk 12 oz cool whip 1-20 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained 1-11 oz can mandarin oranges, drained 2 bananas, sliced 1/2 c maraschino cherries, halved & well drained 1-11.5 oz pkg. fudge stripped cookies, crushed (save a few to garnish the salad) In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding and milk until well blended. Fold in the cool whip. Then fold in the fruit and crushed cookies and refrigerate for at least one hour.