(I usually double the recipe when I am making it for a group.)
Jeanne Leak's Jello Salad
1 small pkg. cook-style vanilla pudding (can use sugar-free)
1 small pkg. cook-style tapioca pudding (can use fat free)
1 small pkg. Jello (can use sugar-free, any flavor)
3 cups water
Mix all together and bring to a boil. Let cool 2 to 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
Mix cooled Jello, making sure to blend well (no chunks - I use a big whisk).
Fold in fruit of your choice (mandarin oranges, strawberries, or my favorite, raspberries)
and 1 (8oz) Cool Whip (can use light - NOT fat free).
You can serve immediately, or refrigerate for later.
It's a little reminiscent of the Jello salad that has cottage cheese, WITHOUT the cottage cheese. The tapioca pudding absorbs the jello, and you end up with brightly colored tiny soft balls of tapioca.