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Mandarin Cookie Salad

 Mandarin Cookie Salad
"This yummy dessert is an all-time favorite with our family," says Karen Marcus of Renville, Minnesota. "I seldom bring home leftovers when I take it to potlucks or family gatherings. It's so easy, even the kids can make it."
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 2 cups cold buttermilk
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) fudge-striped shortbread cookies, coarsely crushed


  • In a bowl, whisk the buttermilk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let
  • stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping and
  • oranges. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Fold in crushed
  • cookies. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 439 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 507 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.