Cheap and Easy 4th of July Desserts
Celebrating our nations Independence Day brings about warm thoughts of barbecues, and fun family picnics. Grilled hamburgers, potato salad, and our favorite Fourth of July desserts will be anticipated by our loved ones. Let’s not forget our ancestors on this day, and pull out our favorite dessert recipes for homage.
Absolutely nothing satisfies the sweet tooth like Watergate Salad. Sweet and crunchy, it can be made with Mandarin oranges or Pineapple. No one will believe it was so simple to make. The second helpings from your family and friends will be proof enough of what a favorite dessert this is. If made the night before, it will be chilled nicely to withstand the July heat.
It is unknown exactly where the title “Watergate” came from when naming this dessert. The most popular theory is a reporter at the time of the Watergate scandal coined the name.
Easy Watergate Salad
2 instant pistachio puddings
1 can crushed pineapple
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 containers whipped topping
Put pistachio pudding mix and crushed pineapple in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix well. Add marshmallows and whipped topping. Mix well again. It is important to use the 2 complete containers of the whipped topping for flavor. Cover and place in refrigerator. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to completely chill. Serves up to 10 people as a dessert or side dish.
Some other options are adding coconut or maraschino cherries or adding oranges instead of pineapple, as mentioned above.
This recipe can easily be turned into a low sugar one by using sugar free pudding and sugar free whipped topping.
Enjoy the fireworks!
megan allen says
Oh my..oh my!!! My grandmother used to make this!! I have to have this right now! Thanks for sharing!
This sounds so yummy and such a great recipe I’ve never made this before
Antoinette M says
This sounds really good! Thanks for the recipe. I’ve pinned it, too!
Dana Rodriguez says
This sounds really good. I am going to give this a try!
Linda Manns Linneman says
This sounds so good for any time of year. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing
Debbie P says
Thanks for the easy Watergate Salad recipe. It is one of my favorites and is great at any time of year!
Nena Sinclair says
I love this salad and haven’t had in for years! Thanks for the recipe! I’ll be making this VERY soon!!
paula peterson says
I’m going to try making this, thanks for the amazing recipe.