Years ago a dear family friend made this and Yuri, our oldest, ate so much I thought it was going to come out of his ears.
The original recipe is really good but I tweaked it to our family’s liking. neither of my children care for cookies so that is completely omitted when I make it
Mix 1 package (small) instant vanilla pudding with 1 cup buttermilk. Add 8 oz cool whip, 1 small can drained mandarin oranges, 1 (13.5 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained.
Crush 9 or 10 fudge striped cookies and add in salad (this step I omit)
Pour in bowl and add a few more crushed cookies to top of salad (again I omit cookies)
Now to add crunch I also add a handful of shredded coconut to salad occasionally.
Also when the satsumas are in I use those instead of canned mandarin oranges