Snicker Apple Salad

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This delicious apple snickers salad has layers of granny smith apples, snickers, and caramel in a creamy topping made from cool whip, milk, and vanilla pudding mix.

Even though this is a dessert, it still kind of counts as a green salad, right? 😉 Layered desserts like this one, our candy bar trifle, and even banana pudding, are perfect for parties when you want a dessert to wow your guests!

Snickers Salad in a tall glass trifle dish

Have you ever had a Snickers Salad?

It’s definitely not as healthy as a green salad, but I can promise you it tastes a lot better. 😉 It’s more of a dessert salad! And I’m telling you right now that you will LOVE it!! It’s kinda like a big caramel apple covered in nuts and cream. Now, doesn’t that sound delicious?

My sister made this not too long ago and the family officially declared it a new favorite. If you have yet to try this delicious recipe, I highly recommend it. It’s perfect for family get togethers and barbecues in the summer, or even in the fall time to celebrate caramel apple weather.

Close up of snicker apple salad in a trifle dish

Delicious layers of goodness!! Adding this to a glass trifle makes it look even prettier!

Chop and Layer

Making this salad is as simple as chopping your apples and snickers bars and layering with the cool whip/pudding mix. It only takes a few minutes to put together!

Mix it up a bit: You can change the pudding flavor and use white chocolate or butterscotch. Try changing up the candy bar type and use milky way or twix. You can also add chocolate syrup to the top and sprinkle with chopped nuts.  Be creative!

What are the 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

Snicker Apple Salad topped with caramel drizzle

A great party treat!

I love putting my snicker salad in a glass trifle dish when I serve it at parties! It makes it look so pretty! Don’t you think? If you’re making it for a party, you might wonder if you can make it ahead, or what to do if there are any leftovers…

You can make this up to a day ahead of time. If you are going to layer the ingredients you will want to treat the apples to keep them from browning. Here are a few way to do so: *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 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. 

Store leftovers covered in the fridge for 2-3 days.

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. 🙂

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Snicker Apple Salad Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes

Delicious Apple Snickers Salad that is so good and so easy to make! Layers of apples, snickers, and caramel in a creamy topping made from cool whip, milk, and vanilla pudding mix.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 210 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 large green apples
  • 4-5 snickers bars
  • 8 oz cool whip
  • 1 small box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • caramel

Instructions

  1. Mix milk and pudding then fold in the cool whip.
  2. Cut up apples and snickers and mix in. Top with caramel. Serve cold or layer and serve cold.

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Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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  1. Did you mean to say layer the apples & Snickers and the pudding/milk mixture? I don’t see any pudding on the apples & Snickers (even in the middle section) so just wondering?

    The combination sure looks good and one can never go wrong when there’s caramel involved.

    Tavette – S. Fla..

  2. Last month at Bunco, the hostess served this as dessert. It was wonderful. I was surprised how well it worked together (I was a little skeptical 🙂

  3. When you say green apples do you mean granny smith or more of a sweet apple? I know most carmel apples are made with a granny smith or a pippen..Thanks!!

  4. I make this all the time for BBQ’S over last few years…it’s a HIT! Though mine is a hair different. I use red delicious apples, and instead of 1 pkg of vanilla pudding, I put one sm. Jello cheesecake pudding and 1 sm. White chocolate Jello pudding. It’s so yummy!!!

  5. How many would it make with the above listed ingredients? Wanting to make this for a carry in at work
    And needing to know how much I need to buy.
    Thank you.

  6. How far in advance could you make this? I am wondering if the apples would start to turn brown after a few minutes after being cut up. Looks yummy!!

  7. I have this on my schedule to make for a bbq this weekend…any idea how many servings this makes? Trying to see if I’ll need to double the recipe or not!

    1. It doesn’t make a whole lot, so if you’re going to a BBQ, I would maybe double it. Can’t say exactly how many it feeds, but doubling the recipe would feed more. Have fun!

    1. I would just make it the morning of, but wait to add more apples and snickers on top, so the apples won’t brown. I haven’t made it sooner. Hope that helps!