Fudge Stripe Cookie Salad

Fudge Stripe Cookie Salad

Fudge stripe cookies may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a salad, but trust me... you're going to want to try this one.

Fudge stripe cookie salad is a popular dessert dish in some regions of the United States, particularly in the Midwest. The origin of the dish is not entirely clear, but it is believed to have originated as a potluck dish in the 1960s or 1970s.

The dish typically consists of a mixture of instant pudding, whipped topping, and crushed fudge stripe cookies, topped with additional cookies and sometimes fruit. It is usually served cold, and is often described as a sweet and creamy dessert with a crunchy texture.

While there is no definitive recipe for fudge stripe cookie salad, variations of the dish have been passed down through generations of families and shared among friends at gatherings and events. Its popularity may be due in part to its ease of preparation and versatility, as well as its sweet and satisfying flavor.


Fudge Stripe Cookie Salad


  • 6.8 oz Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 16 oz cool whip, thawed
  • 22 oz mandarin oranges, drained
  • 20 oz crushed pineapple, drained
  • 25 fudge stripe cookies

In a large bowl, combine the vanilla pudding mix and buttermilk

Fudge Stripe Cookie Salad

Beat with an electric hand mixer until thick

Fold in cool whip

Stir in mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple

Refrigerate until ready to serve

Immediately before serving, crush fudge stripe cookies and stir into the pudding mixture

Fudge Stripe Cookie Salad

Garnish with a whole or partial (not crushed) fudge stripe cookies

Fudge Stripe Cookie Salad

It may seem like an odd assortment of ingredients, and you may think we're just crazy up here in the Midwest, I assure you once you try this, you'll want to make it again.

Fudge Stripe Cookie Salad
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