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5 from 2 votes

Red Hot Fluff

Red Hot Fluff is a vintage "salad" featuring cinnamon along with those classic ingredients of crushed pineapple, Cool Whip and mini marshmallows.  Cinnamon Imperials (also known as Red Hots) melt into crushed pineapple to form a sweet, cinnamon base before adding the fluffy marshmallows and whipped topping.
Prep Time8 hours
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time8 hours
Course: Dessert, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: are cinnamon imperials the same things as red hots, can i make my own crushed pineapple, cinnamon fluff, cinnamon salad, crushed pineapple recipes, recipes with leftover pineapple juice, red hot fluff, red hot pineapple salad, red hot salad
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Red Hots candy
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 8 ounces whipped topping (Cool Whip)


  • Combine drained pineapple and Red Hot candies in a bowl; cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, stir in mini marshmallows and whipped topping.
  • Chill until ready to serve.


  • If you are big on cinnamon or big on the "hot" part of red hots, add up to 1/2 cup of the cinnamon candies.  For milder tastes, only use 1/4 cup.
  • Drain off all the juice from the crushed pineapple; a sieve works wonders for this step.
  • Be sure the red hot candies are completely melted into the crushed pineapple.  If you find candies still in the bowl, give it a good stir and return it to the refrigerator for a few more hours.
  • If you can't find Red Hot candies, use Cinnamon Imperials instead.
  • You could eat this right away but it gets better if you chill it for a couple hours first to let the flavors meld together. 
  • Love Oreos? Try our Oreo Fluff recipe. 


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg