Home > Desserts > Snickers Salad Snickers Salad December 12, 2022 | No Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Snickers Salad is a retro-fluff salad combining diced Snickers bars and chopped apples in a creamy vanilla pudding and whipped topping mixture. Yes–it’s not really a “salad,” but a fun dessert! We love a good dessert fluff salad–try some other favorites like this Oreo Fluff, Raspberry Fluff, Orange Fluff Salad, Grape Salad, Watergate Salad, or Ambrosia Salad! Snickers Apple Salad Yes, this isn’t really a salad–it’s a dessert combining a mix of chopped Snickers bars, Granny Smith apples, vanilla pudding, and whipped cream. But since it technically does have some fruit in it and gets tossed together in a salad bowl, it’s perfectly acceptable to pile it high on our dinner plates right alongside the Roasted Vegetables and Crockpot Turkey Breast. At least that’s how it goes where I’m from! 🙂 Note: Snickers® is a trademarked product name for a type of candy bar. Snickers Salad Origin I hear you: you’re asking, “What is Snickers Salad?” Well, it’s not totally clear where this salad originated. That said, if you attend a church or community picnic/potluck in the Midwest, there is a good chance you’ll find a “salad” like this that satisfies your sweet tooth! At a potluck, these salads are usually served alongside other comfort-food-type casseroles (also called hot dishes) like Funeral Potatoes or Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole. So no matter how sweet, if it’s served on the same table as these hot dishes, you can bet it’s part of the main course! Snickers Salad Ingredients We make Snickers Salad with pudding instead of cream cheese– which is how we like it best! If you’d prefer to make a Snickers Salad with cream cheese, use an 8-ounce block of cream cheese as a replacement for the pudding and milk. Beat it with a hand mixer until smooth and then gradually fold in the whipped cream. Snickers bars. Yes, the candy bar! Grab full-sized or fun-sized bars and dice ’em into small pieces. Granny Smith apples. This is the traditional apple to use in this salad since it pairs so nicely with the caramel in the Snickers bars. These apples are tart which helps to balance the sweetness of the salad. Vanilla pudding mix. I recommend the Jell-O® brand here. Make sure to get the smaller (3.4 ounces) box, not the 5.6-ounce package. Stick to the regular vanilla pudding mix instead of the sugar-free kind, and use the instant pudding, not the cook-and-serve type. Ingredients, Continued Milk. Don’t follow directions on the pudding mix–only add 1 cup of milk here. 1%, 2%, and whole milk all work great here. Frozen whipped topping. Whatever frozen whipped topping you get (lite, sugar-free, or original) be sure it’s fully thawed before making this Snickers Salad. If it is still frozen in its entirety or in part, it won’t incorporate with other ingredients the way it’s supposed to. Want to make your own whipped topping? Check out the “quick tip” box below! QUICK TIP To make homemade whipped topping using heavy cream: Whip 1 cup heavy cream with 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Beat to combine, and then increase the speed and whip until firm peaks form, about 2-4 minutes. Snickers Salad Toppings To top off this Snickers Salad, we like adding a few toppings–these are of course optional, but they add some vibrancy and visual interest to the treat! Top with sSome of the diced Snickers bars (reserved from the salad). Heath® milk chocolate English toffee baking bits add a nice crunch and complementary flavors. Add a drizzle of caramel sauce (either homemade or store-bought). 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Course Dessert, Side Dish, treat Cuisine American, Vegetarian Keyword snickers apple salad, Snickers Salad Prep Time 25 minutes minutes Total Time 25 minutes minutes Servings 8 servings Chelsea Lords Calories 350kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $9.14 Ingredients▢ 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix (Note 1)▢ 1 cup whole milk (or 1% or 2%)▢ 1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping (like Cool Whip), fully thawed▢ 4 Granny Smith apples, diced▢ Optional (if making ahead of time): club soda▢ 5 full-sized Snickers candy bars or similar chocolate-nougat-nut candy bar▢ Optional toppings: caramel sauce, toffee bitsUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsPREP: Unwrap and dice the candy bars to small bite-sized pieces. Set aside 1/3 cup of the diced Snickers bars (for topping later). Then, dice the apples (no need to peel). If making ahead of time, toss apples in club soda then pat dry to prevent browning. PUDDING: In a large bowl, briskly whisk together the vanilla pudding and milk until smooth and creamy. Use a spatula to fold in the thawed whipped topping until smooth and combined. ASSEMBLE: Add the cut Snickers and apples to the bowl. Gently stir through and chill, covered tightly for 30 minutes or until ready to serve. Gently stir again before serving. GARNISH: Smooth the top of the fluff and if desired, garnish (right before serving) with reserved Snickers pieces, a sprinkle of crushed toffee, and a drizzle (3-4 tablespoons) of caramel sauce. Serve promptly. Video Recipe NotesNote 1: Vanilla pudding mix: Make sure to get the smaller (3.4 ounces) box, not the 5.6-ounce package. Stick to the regular vanilla pudding mix instead of the sugar-free and use the instant pudding, not the cook-and-serve type. Nutrition information does not include optional toppings. Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 0.4mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.