My mom used to make this for us kids all the time and we loved it. I had a family barbecue over the weekend and wanted to have it, but I had no idea how to make it. There seem to be many different names for it and variations of ingredients. I read several and winged it, as I always do.
In reality it is not that bad for you either, everything in it is low fat and I opted for sugar free options, so it is diabetic friendly!
2 tubs of Cool Whip (I used sugar free)
2 packages Instant Pistachio Pudding Mix (I used sugar free)
1 20 oz can Crushed Pineapple, do not drain
1/2 bag of Mini Marshmallow
1 cup of chopped Pistachios
1/2 to 1 cup of shredded coconut(optional, but I used it)
Mix everything together and let sit for at least 4 hours up to overnight.
Some optional ingredients I noted when I was reviewing recipes: Maraschino Cherries, Walnuts, Mandarin Oranges, Pecans