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Hoppin' Good Salad

 Hoppin' Good Salad
"Everybunny" at your Easter meal's bound to love this smooth medley—take it from Gail Kuntz. "I have to admit, anything containing cream cheese is automatically a winner with me," the Dillon, Montana cook laughingly confides. "With that ingredient plus tangy oranges, gelatin and fluffy marshmallows, this salad is always a hit with others who try it, too."
8-10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature pastel marshmallows, divided
  • Maraschino cherry, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream cheese and gelatin powder. Stir in water until
  • gelatin is dissolved. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until thickened,
  • stirring frequently. Set aside 10-12 oranges for garnish.
  • Fold whipped cream, 3/4 cup marshmallows and remaining oranges into
  • gelatin mixture. Transfer to a 2-1/2-qt. serving bowl. Sprinkle with
  • the remaining marshmallows.
  • Chill until firm. Garnish with reserved oranges and a maraschino
  • cherry if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 242 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.