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    Butterscotch Ambrosia

    Source of Recipe

    JoAnna M. Lund

    Recipe Introduction

    If you remember your grandma's traditional ambrosia with it's classic flavors of pineapple, marshmallows, and nuts, I've gone it one better with this updated version that adds the sweet pleasure of butterscotch to all that good stuff. And since all the men I know love butterscotch...
    Serves 6

    List of Ingredients

    • 1 (4-serving) package JELL-O sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix
    • 1/3 cup Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
    • 1 cup (one 8-ounce can) crushed pineapple, packed in fruit juice, undrained
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 3/4 cup Yoplait plain fat-free yogurt
    • 3/4 cup Cool Whip Lite
    • 2 cups (2 medium) sliced bananas
    • 1/2 cup (1 ounce) miniature marshmallows
    • 3 tablespoons 3/4 ounce) chopped pecans


    1. In a large bowl, combine dry pudding mix, dry milk powder, undrained pineapple, and water. Mix well using a wire whisk. Blend in yogurt and Cool Whip Lite. Add bananas, marshmallows, and pecans. Mix gently to combine. Evenly spoon mixture into 6 dessert dishes. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes.

    Final Comments

    HINT: To prevent bananas from turning brown, mix with 1 teaspoon lemon juice or sprinkle with Fruit Fresh.

    Each serving equals:
    HE: 1 Fruit, 1/2 Fat, 1/2 Skim Milk, 1/2 Slider, 5 Optional Calories
    175 Calories, 3gm Fat, 4gm Protein,
    33gm Carbohydrate, 272mg Sodium, 1gm Fiber
    DIABETIC: 1 Fruit, 1 Starch, 1/2 Fat

    "Cooking Healthy With a Man in Mind, pg. 233"




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