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Snicker Apple Salad is a sweet treat, filled with texture and flavor! Bright pops of apple perfectly complement chewy chunks of Snickers.

It may be called a salad, but this Snicker Apple Salad is definitely a dessert. It’s similar to our best-loved Ambrosia Salad or Pistachio Salad, and is sure to wow your guests!

Close up of a bowl filled with snicker apple salad.

Snickers + APples in salad! Yes!

It’s definitely not as healthy as a green salad, but I can promise you this Snicker Apple Salad tastes a lot better. 😉

That’s because it’s more of a dessert salad. I’m telling you right now, you will LOVE it!! It’s kind of like a big caramel apple, covered in nuts and cream. It’s essentially a Snickers caramel apple salad! Hard NOT to like, if you ask us.

The family officially declared Snickers Salad a favorite! If you have yet to try this delicious recipe, I highly recommend it.

It’s a perfect side dish for potlucks, family get togethers, BBQs in the summer, or even to celebrate caramel apple weather in the fall.

ready in minutes

Making this Snickers Salad is as simple as its gets. It only takes a few minutes to put together!

COMBINE. Mix milk and pudding, then fold in the cool whip. Cut up apples and Snickers candy bars into bite-size pieces, and mix in.

ENJOY! Drizzle caramel sauce on top. Serve cold or layer, and serve cold.


Pudding flavor. Change the pudding flavor: white chocolate or butterscotch pudding.

Candy bar. Try changing up the candy bar type: Milky Way, Mars Bars, or Twix.

Toppings. Drizzle chocolate syrup on top, sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Be creative!

recipe tips

Best apples to use. It entirely depends on your preference. I like using a more tart apple to balance out the sweetness of the other ingredients. No matter if you prefer tart or sweet, be sure the apples you choose are firm and bruise free. Here’s a guide to help you choose what apples you might like to try: 

  • Sweet: Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious 
  • Tart: Granny Smith, Cortland, Melrose, Winesap 
  • Sweet and Tart: Jazz, Pink Lady, Jonagold

Pudding Mix. Be sure to buy INSTANT vanilla pudding mix, not the cook ‘n serve kind. Also note: when you combine the dry pudding mix with the ½ cup of milk, it will resemble more of a paste texture, rather than a soft pudding mixture. 

Red and green apples scattered on table.

Keep Apples from Browning

Here are a few ways to to keep apples from browning, note that some may alter the flavor of the apple:

  • Lemon or lime juice. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of water. Soak the apple slices for 3-5 minutes. Drain, rinse and pat dry.
  • Use Ball’s Fresh Fruit or another ascorbic acid powder. This can usually be found in the food storage/canning section at the grocery store.
  • Soak in ginger ale for 3-5 minutes. Drain, rinse and pat dry.
  • Salt water. Mix 1-2 teaspoons of salt into 1 quart of water. Soak apples for 3-5 minutes. Drain, rinse and pat dry. 
  • Using a very sharp knife to cut the apples also helps. 

storing info

Make this up to a day AHEAD OF TIME. The coating of the whipped cream will help keep the apples from browning, but if you want to be extra cautious, pretreat the apples (with previous suggestions), before mixing up the recipe.

STORE. Keep leftover Snicker Apple Salad covered, in the fridge, for 2-3 days. Over time, the extra moisture from the apples will begin causing the whipped cream to separate. It is still safe to eat. Give it a good stir, or add a bit extra whipped cream to help smooth it out.

You can’t go wrong with Snickers in your salad, right? I think not! We hope you enjoy this Snickers Salad as much as we did. 🙂

For more caramel apple recipes, check out:

5 from 207 votes

Snicker Salad Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Snicker apple salad is a sweet treat, filled with texture and flavor! Bright pops of apple perfectly complement chewy chunks of Snickers.
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes


  • 1 small box vanilla instant pudding
  • ½ cup milk
  • 8 ounce cool whip
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples
  • 4-5 Snickers bars
  • caramel sauce


  • Mix milk and pudding then fold in the cool whip.
  • Cut up apples and Snickers and mix in. Drizzle caramel sauce on top. Serve cold or layer and serve cold.



Calories: 210kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 114mg, Potassium: 173mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Vitamin C: 3.5mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I love this salad/dessert! I came across it a few years ago while looking for a recipe that could pass as a salad but yet could be put on the dessert table for a family gathering we were planning. This filled the bill! It had the flavor of fresh crisp apples but the sweetness of pudding along with the taste of a caramel apple. What more could you ask for in a recipe?

  2. 5 stars
    I am down with dessert as salad. When I was a child, a balanced meal was a hot dog, blue box mac and cheese, and a “salad” made with a box of either jello or pudding. Miss those days.

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe for years. Many times I only add half the vanilla pudding and substitute the other half with butterscotch pudding…so yummy!! It’s a family favorite. I also freeze the snickers for a few minutes before chopping them. It makes it a lot easier to cut it!

    1. That’s a great suggestion. So glad to hear you love the salad! It’s a great one, isn’t it? 🙂

  4. Very good but did granny and honeycrisp apples, diced and salted. A vanilla and butterscotch pudding with milk, added coolwhip and crushed butterfingers. Excellent

  5. 5 stars
    This is a solid recipe. I added about 1/2 C regular fat sour cream. This cut down a bit of the sweetness, but not too much. I tossed the chopped apples in some Ball brand Fruit-Fresh to help prevent browning. Very tasty

  6. We love this salad and I’ve made it for years however the past couple times making this exact recipe the pudding cool whip mixture is way more runny and not thick like your video is. I’m not sure of the change but tips on how to thicken it once all ingredients are combined would be great.

    1. Hmmm… I would suggest maybe adding a bit more cool whip to help thicken it a bit. Starting with cold ingredients helps too so it doesn’t start melting as you mix. I’m glad to hear you love the salad! Hope this helps.

  7. My daughters best friend was unable to go home to Wisconsin for Christmas due to the weather so she spent the day with us. Food is my love language so I asked if there was something I could make for her. She shared this recipe and everyone loved it. Most importantly, Hannah said it was just like her grandmother’s.