Snickers Salad

If you're looking for a crazy delicious sweet salad, this Snickers Salad is for you! It's packed with fresh apples, cream cheese, pudding, and SNICKERS! Drizzle a little caramel on top for the perfect garnish. This is the perfect dessert salad for any holiday dinner.

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What is Snickers Salad

So, until this summer I had never heard of Snickers Salad. I was scrolling my facebook to find my cousin's wife talking about it and it immediately piqued my interest. My child is an apple fanatic so I was all in on making a dessert salad.

Snickers Apple Salad is a fruit salad with a creamy mixture of instant pudding and whipped topping that coats the apples with slices of Snickers candy bars mixed in for a delicious, chewy caramel chocolate bite.

So I did put a spin on it because that's who I am. I added cream cheese and a little powdered sugar to my recipe as well as used Honeycrisp apples instead of Granny Smith. I absolutely love the tweaks and know you will too!

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How to make Apple Salad with Snickers

This snickers salad recipe only requires 8 ingredients and 15 minutes tops to throw together. If you're making this for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, give it at least an hour to chill before dinner though.

  • Core and chop the apples. I like to use about 6 cups of chopped apples for this recipe.
  • Slice or chop up Snickers candy bars.
  • Beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Add in the instant pudding mix and half of the milk. Mix until incorporated.
  • Beat in the remaining milk.
  • Beat in the whipped topping or homemade whipped cream.
  • Add the cream cheese pudding mixture and candy bars to the apples and stir until combined.
  • Drizzle with caramel.

TIP: Sprinkle the apples with lemon juice or Fruit Fresh to keep them from turning brown.

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How long do you chill Snickers Salad

I would recommend chilling this salad for at least 1 hour before serving.

How to store Snickers Apple Salad

This salad can be covered with plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

The juices from the apples are make the cream cheese pudding mixture thinner as the days go on.

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Variations:

  • Use butterscotch instant pudding rather than vanilla
  • Add in sliced grapes
  • Sprinkle in mini chocolate chips
  • Add in chopped peanuts
  • Add caramel sauce to the creamy filling

Can I leave out the cream cheese?

Yes! You can skip the cream cheese and powdered sugar if you would like.

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Snickers Salad

This Snickers Salad is packed with fresh apples, cream cheese, pudding, Snickers, and CARAMEL!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 308 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces cool whip thawed
  • 4 to 6 apples cored and chopped
  • 6 full-size Snickers bars sliced
  • ½ cup caramel sauce for garnish

Instructions

  • Add the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer on medium until smooth and combined.
  • Add in the vanilla pudding mix and half of the milk. Beat until combined.
  • Add in the remaining milk and mix in with the hand mixer until creamy.
  • Add in the cool whip and beat until incorporated. The filling will become light and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, add in the chopped apples.
  • Add in the cream cheese mixture and sliced Snickers. Stir to combine.
  • Serve up the Snickers Salad and drizzle with caramel sauce.

Notes

I set aside 5 to 7 slices of Snickers to add to the top of the Snickers Salad for garnish.

Nutrition

Calories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 205mgPotassium: 225mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 280IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 1mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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