Snickers Apple Salad


Author: Rachel

Published Date: July 21, 2023

Looking for an easy dessert that is a unique combination of your favorites? This Snickers Apple Salad is just perfect!

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This sweet treat brings in the tart from the apples, the caramel-y goodness from the Snickers bars and the sweetness and creaminess from the vanilla pudding. It is perfect for potlucks and dinner parties during summer and all throughout the year! And if you love candy bar recipes, try my Snickers Brownies, Rolo Pretzel Bites or Twix Cookies!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • Lots of textures: This dessert is full of textures. You’ll get the creaminess from the Cool Whip and vanilla pudding, the crunch from the apples and the chewiness from the candy bar.
  • Full of flavor: It doesn’t fail you on the flavor front too. The salad has a nice balance of sweet, tart and creamy flavors.
  • A total crowd pleaser: Since the dessert barely takes any time to put together, it is perfect for get-togethers, and is a total hit too!
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SNICKERS APPLE SALAD INGREDIENTS

  • Milk
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • Cool Whip
  • Apples, Granny Smith
  • Lemon Juice
  • Snickers Bars
  • Caramel Sauce

*see recipe card for amounts

HOW TO MAKE SNICKERS APPLE SALAD

  1. First, place the Snickers Bars in the fridge to cool and harden a bit so they are easier to chop later.
  2. Next, pour your milk into a large bowl and add the instant vanilla pudding. Whisk together until smooth, the pudding will set up and thicken once combined.
  3. Add half (8 ounces) of cool whip to the bowl and fold together with pudding. Once it’s mostly combined, add the remaining cool whip and fold in. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl so that all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Set aside, preferably in the refrigerator while you cut up the other ingredients. 
  4. Now core and chop up the apples into small bite size pieces (Toss with lemon juice to keep the apples from browning). Set aside
  5. Remove the Snickers bars from the refrigerator and chop each bar into small bite size pieces as well.
  6. Add the chopped apples and Snickers bars (reserving about a half cup of each for garnish) to the cool whip mixture and fold together until evenly incorporated.
  7. Drizzle the top of the salad with caramel sauce and sprinkle on the reserved apple and snickers pieces and serve. 
  8. *If you are preparing the apple salad ahead of time make sure to wait to add the toppings until right before serving. I recommend you offer caramel drizzle to each person as you serve!

STORAGE AND REHEATING NOTES:

Store the Snickers apple salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Ideally, the salad should be eaten within 2-3 days due to the freshness of the apples and other ingredients.

The apples may start to brown and soften, and the Snickers may start to soften as well, which can change the texture of the salad.

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HELPFUL TIPS & SUBSTITUTIONS:

What Other Variations Can I Try?

You can change things up and bring in lots of variations to this recipe. Add in other fruits like bananas and strawberries or use another candy bar like Milky Way or Twix. You can also use any other flavor of pudding mix if you want to.

What Kind of Apples Can I Use?

While you can use almost any kind of apples you can get your hands on, I would recommend using tart apples like Melrose and Granny Smith or even Jazz apples as opposed to sweeter apples, since the tart flavor can really complement the sweetness of the other ingredients.

Can I Make the Snickers Apple Salad in Advance?

You can make this Snickers apple salad up to a day in advance. To keep the apples from browning, you may want to coat them in a bit of lemon juice.

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Snickers Apple Salad


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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 456 kcal
This Snickers apple salad, with its tart & sweet flavors, is the perfect summer dessert that you can put together in minutes.

EQUIPMENT

  • 1 Sauce Pan

INGREDIENTS
  

  • ¾ cup Milk
  • 3.4 Ounces Instant Vanilla Pudding, 1 packet
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip
  • 6 Apples, Granny Smith
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 6 Snickers Bars
  • ½ cup Caramel Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  • First, place the Snickers Bars in the fridge to cool and harden a bit so they are easier to chop later.
  • Next, pour your milk into a large bowl and add the instant vanilla pudding. Whisk together until smooth, the pudding will set up and thicken once combined.
  • Add half (8 ounces) of cool whip to the bowl and fold together with pudding. Once it’s mostly combined, add the remaining cool whip and fold in. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl so that all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Set aside, preferably in the refrigerator while you cut up the other ingredients.
  • Now core and chop up the apples into small bite size pieces (Toss with lemon juice to keep the apples from browning). Set aside
  • Remove the Snickers bars from the refrigerator and chop each bar into small bite size pieces as well.
  • Add the chopped apples and Snickers bars (reserving about a half cup of each for garnish) to the cool whip mixture and fold together until evenly incorporated.
  • Drizzle the top of the salad with caramel sauce and sprinkle on the reserved apple and snickers pieces and serve.
  • *If you are preparing the apple salad ahead of time make sure to wait to add the toppings until right before serving. I recommend you offer caramel drizzle to each person as you serve!

NOTES

Storage and Reheating Instructions:
  • Store the Snickers apple salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Ideally, the salad should be eaten within 2-3 days due to the freshness of the apples and other ingredients.
  • The apples may start to brown and soften, and the Snickers may start to soften as well, which can change the texture of the salad.
Other FAQ suggestions:
  • What Other Variations Can I Try? Add in other fruits like bananas and strawberries or use another candy bar like Milky Way or Twix. 
  • What Kind of Apples Can I Use? I would recommend using tart apples like Melrose and Granny Smith or even Jazz apples as opposed to sweeter apples, since the tart flavor can really complement the sweetness of the other ingredients.
  • Can I Make the Snickers Apple Salad in Advance? Yes, To keep the apples from browning, you may want to coat them in a bit of lemon juice.

NUTRITION

Serving: 8ServingsCalories: 456kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 278mgPotassium: 395mgFiber: 5gSugar: 64gVitamin A: 292IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 1mg
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
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