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Snickers Apple Salad is an easy to make dessert filled with sweet and tart flavors and crunchy, chewy, and creamy textures. Perfect for potlucks, parties, and family get togethers.
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Table of Contents
  1. Snickers caramel apple salad
  2. Why We Love This snicker apple salad Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make snickers apple salad
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. More Dessert Salads
  11. Snickers Salad Recipe

This super simple Apple Snickers Salad recipe is a sweet and tart dessert salad, easily made in 10 minutes with a packet of vanilla pudding, milk, whipped cream, apples, Snickers, and caramel sauce.

With the perfect combination of crispy, chewy, crunchy, and creamy textures, this candy bar salad tastes like a big caramel apple coated in cream.

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Snickers caramel apple salad

A Snickers Salad is not your typical dressed greens that comes before dinner; even though it does contain green color, it’s more of a dessert than a meal starter.

Making this snicker apple salad is as simple as dicing fresh fruit and candy into bite-sized pieces, then mixing it with an easy pudding mixture and garnishing with a drizzle of caramel sauce.

I love how the tart apple flavor balances out the sweetness of the other ingredients in this apple snicker dessert.

With plenty of pieces of the peanut-caramel-nougat bar in every delicious bite, don’t let the title deceive you because this candy apple salad should be served after supper!

Why We Love This snicker apple salad Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 10 minutes.
  • Only uses 5 simple ingredients plus optional garnish.
  • Creamy, sweet salad with crisp apple crunch.
  • Bright pops of green apple complement the chewy chunks of Snickers.
  • Great for fall and apple-picking season, but can also be served as a cool treat for spring and summer, and even for special holidays.  
  • Perfectly portable for potlucks, picnics, BBQs, and parties.

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Ingredients

  • Instant vanilla pudding packet: Make sure to use the dry powder only. You will not make the actual pudding.
  • Milk: I use whole milk in this recipe because it gives it the creamiest taste.
  • Whipped topping or Cool Whip
  • Granny smith apples
  • Snickers candy bars
  • Caramel sauce for optional garnish

Substitutions and Additions

  • Pick Your Pudding: You can swap the pudding flavor in this recipe for Snicker Salad. Some other options can include white chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, French vanilla, and even chocolate.
  • Change The Candy: Feel free to use your other favorite candy in this versatile dessert recipe. Try using pieces of Milky Way, Twix, Rolos, or 3 Musketeers or throw in your leftover Halloween candy. 
  • Swap The Sauce: Instead of caramel sauce, you can use chocolate, butterscotch, or another sauce flavor.
  • Up The Fruit Factor: You can add additional fresh fruit to this apple salad with snickers. Some grapes, strawberries or even bananas would taste delicious.
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How to Make snickers apple salad

  1. Prepare The Pudding Mixture: Whisk together the dry pudding packet with the milk until no lumps remain. Fold in the thawed whipped topping.
  2. Stir The Salad: Mix the diced apples and snickers pieces into the pudding mixture. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. Serve: Drizzle with caramel sauce and garnish with apple and snicker pieces. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • You can double or triple this recipe if you are making your salad for a large crowd.
  • You can use a mix of green and red apples if you prefer.

Storage

  • To Store: Store the leftover salad in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

can i make my apple snickers dessert in advance?

Yes, you can make this dessert ahead of time, but you will need to treat the apples to keep them from oxidizing and browning.
You can easily prevent your apples from browning by tossing them with fresh lemon juice before adding them to the salad.
If you do not have lemon juice, you can also soak your apples in ginger ale or 7up. If the apples are treated, this dessert salad will stay fresh for 3-4 days in the fridge.

What are the best apples to use for apple salad?

I like to use Granny Smith apples for this salad because I like how the tartness offsets the other sweet ingredients. However, if you prefer sweeter apples, you can try Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, or Pink Lady. Cortland, Melrose, and Winesap apples also have a tart taste and Jazz and Jonagold apples are a bit sweet and tart. There is no wrong apple to use in this recipe! Feel free to use whatever variety you have on hand.

can I freeze this salad?

I do not recommend freezing this Snickers Apple Salad.

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Snickers Salad

Serves — 8
Snickers Apple Salad is an easy to make dessert filled with sweet and tart flavors and crunchy, chewy, and creamy textures. Perfect for potlucks, parties, and family get togethers.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding packet (dry)
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 8 oz container of whipped topping thawed
  • 6 medium granny smith apples washed, cored, and diced into bite size pieces
  • 6 full size Snickers bars diced into bite size pieces
  • Caramel sauce for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry vanilla pudding packet with the milk until no lumps remain.
  • Gently fold the thawed whipped topping into the pudding mixture until just combined.
  • Reserve a few diced apples and snickers pieces for garnish and mix the rest into the pudding mixture.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. When serving, drizzle with caramel sauce and garnish with leftover apple and snicker pieces. Enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage :
  • To Store: Store leftover salad in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 
Tips:
  • You can double or triple this recipe if you are making your salad for a large crowd.
  • You can use a mix or green and red apples if you prefer.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. That was a typo in the recipe card. It should be 1 – 3.4 box of pudding. I just fixed it! Thank you again for letting me know!