Top this simple Snicker Apple Salad with a drizzle of caramel sauce and you’ve got an easy dessert worthy of holidays, family get togethers and potlucks. Perfect for summer, fall and all year round!
I have always been a fan of dessert salads (and I hope you too). For this reason, I can pick any in mind and try out. There is just something so fun about calling dessert “salad” and I especially love how inherently simple they are to make.
This Snickers Salad is one such dessert salad and it’s perfect all year round. I particularly love to serve it towards the end of summers but still it can be made at any convenient time. Some call it Caramel Apple Salad but it turns out this salad has lots of different names. You may know it by Candy Salad,
Snicker Apple Salad or just plain ole’ Snickers Salad. No matter what you call it, there is absolutely no denying this combination of caramel, chocolate, vanilla and tart Granny Smith apples is charming. It can always win your soul.
Snickers Salad is a sweet and tart dessert salad made vanilla pudding, Snickers candy bars, Granny Smith apples and cool whip or whipped cream. Top this simple Snicker Apple Salad with a drizzle of caramel sauce and you've got an easy dessert worthy of holidays, family get togethers and potlucks. Perfect for summer, fall and all year round. Try it!
Course: Dessert, Salad
Keyword: caramel apple salad, snicker apple salad, snickers salad
Author: daisol plate
3.4ouncesinstant vanilla pudding mix
¾cupwhole milk8 ounces Cool Whip or 1 cup heavy whipping cream, beat to stiff peaks
8ouncesCool Whip or 1 cup heavy whipping cream, beat to stiff peaks
6Granny Smith apples divided, reserve 1 for garnish
6Snickers bars full size bars, divided, reserve 1 for garnish
¼cupcaramel sauce (optional)
In a large bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding and milk and smooth and creamy. Fold in the whipped topping (Cool Whip) or whipped cream.– 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix,¾ cup whole milk.
Core and chop all but one of the apples. Toss with lemon juice or 7-Up if making this salad in advance. Pat dry.– 6 Granny Smith apples.
Chop all but one Snickers into bite sized pieces.– 6 Snickers bars
Fold in the chopped apples and Snickers. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Just before serving, top with remaining apple and Snickers and drizzle with caramel sauce if desired. Enjoy!– ¼ cup caramel sauce
Variations To TryThis easy dessert salad is amazing as written but feel free to explore some of these tasty variations to mix things up:
try different flavored puddings – butterscotch, caramel, French vanilla, chocolate – all are delicious in this apple salad!
try a different candy bar – Snickers are amazing but there are so many great options out there: Rolos, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers. This is a great salad to pull together with leftover Halloween candy!
sauce flavor – switch out the caramel sauce with butterscotch or another sauce flavor.
add more fruit – try grapes or strawberries or even bananas!
Snicker Apple Salad QuestionsCan this salad be made in advance? Yes you can but you will need to treat the apples so they don’t oxidize and brown. You can do this by tossing with fresh lemon juice before adding to the salad and then patting dry. Other options include soaking in ginger ale or 7up for several minutes and then patting dry. If the apples are treated, this salad will be good for a couple days in the fridge.Can this recipe be doubled? Absolutely! If you’re making this candy salad for a large group, feel free to double triple, whatever you need.What apples should I use? I use Granny Smith apples because I like the tartness but if you prefer sweeter apples, look for Galas, Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Pink Lady. There is no wrong apple to use in this recipe so feel free to use whatever variety you have on hand.
Try this salad and give a shout-out in the comments. I would love to hear from you and how it all went down in 10 minutes!