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
- 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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