Snickers Salad is a sweet salad made with Granny Smith apples, mini marshmallows, and Snickers candy bars, mixed in with vanilla pudding and whipped cream. I love Snickers candy bars so much, I even have a homemade Snickers you might want to try!
Okay, you may read that title and think it is a total oxymoron. I mean, a candy bar salad? Those two concepts don’t seem to go together. However, I am here to tell you that in this case, they go together perfectly. I think the definition of a salad should be updated to include candy bars, right? And, dessert salads are great for potlucks or any sort of gathering.
Salad Ingredients & Substitutions
Apples: Look for Granny Smith apples for their tartness. Or, you could use your favorite kind of apples; the Snickers salad will still be delicious! There is no need to peel the apples unless you want to.
Milk: I like whole milk for more creaminess in the salad. However, you could use 2% or 1% if that is all you have on hand.
Pudding: Use instant vanilla pudding mix, not cook and serve. If preferred, you could try a different flavor of instant pudding mixes, like butterscotch or chocolate.
Whipped Topping: Look for an 8-ounce tub of cool whip, thawed, or make your own homemade whipped topping!
Snickers: Chop up some fun-sized Snickers candy bars. If you can’t find a 10.59-ounce bag of fun-sized candy bars, you will need about 6 full-sized Snickers bars to chop.
Marshmallows: Use 2 cups of mini marshmallows, or chop up larger marshmallows to add to the salad.
Variations to Snickers Salad
There are a few ways you can make this Snickers Salad just the way you like it. Here are some ideas:
- As I stated above, you could try a different flavor of pudding.
- Drizzle chocolate syrup or caramel sauce on top. (After all, the more chocolate and caramel you can add, the better!)
- Use different kinds of candy bars like Milky Way or Baby Ruth. Or, use a combination of candy bars.
- Add nuts (more peanuts, anyone?), chocolate chips, pretzels, or even grapes.
How to Store
This salad will last in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days. That is if you don’t start eating it😉. Unfortunately, it will not freeze well. So, make sure you can enjoy it or share it within a few days.
Homestead Recipes Cookbook
This recipe also appears in my book, Homestead Recipes. You can get a copy here!
More Candy Recipes
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 large Granny Smith apples, cored and cubed (about 8 cups cubed)
- 1½ cups whole milk
- 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 8 ounces whipped topping
- 1 bag (10.59 ounces) Snickers fun-size candy bars, roughly chopped
- 2 cups (100 g) mini marshmallows
- Fill a large bowl about halfway with water. Add salt. Place the cubed apples into the salted water while you prepare the pudding mixture. This will keep the apples from browning.
- In another large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix until thickened, about 2 minutes. Let it sit for 2 minutes, or until softly set. Gently fold in the whipped topping until smooth.
- Drain the apples. Fold the apples, candy bar pieces, and marshmallows into the pudding mixture. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill until serving.
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I have to disagree with Elyse about this recipe contributing to depression. I had a good belly laugh just reading her review!
Bless her! Maybe a bit of Snickers Salad would help her disposition.
You’re out of your mind Elyse…your poor church probably had to listen to you banter and carry on about a salad at a potluck, and whomever brought it was likely mortified by your behavior. ALL FOOD IS FINE IN MODERATION…all of it! There are no “bad foods” only overindulgence or lack of self control (sorts like your ranting). You don’t sound like you have a healthy relationship with food and you might want to try nutrition counseling.
You sound fun. Good grief. This is “soul food”. Good for the soul for special occasions.
I love Snickers Salad!
And I also love marshmallows, candy bars, and Paula Deen’s full-sugar/full-fat recipes, Karen. I mean Elyse.
We truly care what you think!!
NOT!!! If you don’t like it ….don’t make it. I for one would make it along with thousands of others. Your RANT made no difference in this world. I hope iambaker posts more like this recipe just to irritate the Dickenson outa you. I hope it just bugs you crazy to see these!!!
Elyse, or should I call you Karen.. you are not the food police and I am baker, Amanda, is not responsible for the entire nations eating habits. There is something called personal responsibility! This is where people take responsibility for their own choices!😱 Imagine that, mind blowing I know.. but treating yourself with a sinful sugary sweet reward once in a while never killed anyone. Nowhere did she suggest you should eat the entire bowl by yourself and do it on a regular basis but if that is what one chooses to do, that’s on them, not Amanda! So why don’t you chill out and keep your Karen attitude in check. P.S. please extend my condolences to your pastor and congregation for having to deal with you on a regular basis..
This is a wonderful recipe, BUT please refer to it by its full title: “Elyse’s Favorite Snickers Salad”