Snicker Apple Salad

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.

Variations

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:

Snicker Apple Salad Recipe

5 from 35 votes
Snicker Apple Salad is a sweet treat, filled with texture and flavor! Bright pops of apple perfectly complement chewy chunks of Snickers.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 210 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is one of my summer favorites! “I love the idea of adding caramel! Can’t wait to give this a try 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Yum! I made this for my family and they absolutely loved it! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks!

    1. A Mars bar is a Snickers bar without peanuts. They also make a Snickers bar with almonds instead of peanuts. Hope this helps 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a yummy salad/dessert! I was in a pinch and needed a quick easy side fruit salad and this was a hit! Everyone loved it! We used Granny Smith apples and the tart with the sweet ingredients was so good! Definitely a go to recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    I tried this at a Bridal Shower lady weekend and OMG! It was Amazing! Not too sweet & a bit refreshing! Delicious! Makibg it for the 4th of July this year! Lol unless I eat it before I go!! 😁

  5. 5 stars
    Super loved this, really helpful! Highly recommended! Thanks a lot for this amazing and super easy to make apple snickers salad recipe! It’s really tasty and very flavorful! Will surely have this again!

  6. Could I make this early the morning of for a 1:30pm lunch? I was wondering if the apples would brown if it sits that long?

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