This salad includes fresh crunchy apples and diced candy bars mixed in with a sweet, creamy mixture. Enjoy this quick and easy salad that can be served as a dessert salad, party food, side dish or even a snack. It is an irresistible summer, fall and winter treat!
Today was a doozy. Had a tough day. With kids, work and the weather. That’s a trifecta. BUT, here’s some great news before I dive into the recipe! FOUR DAYS FROM NOW…my little family and I are leaving for Florida! Elijah got a Make-a-Wish granted and he chose to go to a super cool waterpark in Florida. While we’re there, we’ll hit Disney and Sea World. We are excited, but it doesn’t quite yet seem real yet. As crazy as that boy made me today, Elijah is so deserving of this trip.
Ready to talk about candy? In a salad? This is a dream of a recipe to bring to a work event, a potluck or a dessert that’s eaten like a salad. This version is made without an instant pudding mixture but I have a feeling you won’t mind one bit.
CAN I USE HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM FOR THIS RECIPE?
Absolutely yes! If desired, replace Homemade Whipped Cream with the whipped topping called for in the recipe card.
WATCH THIS QUICK VIDEO TO SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO MAKE WHIPPED CREAM!
HOW TO PREPARE SNICKERS APPLE SALAD
The perfect potluck salad, it’ll be sure to disappear with grown ups loving it as well as the kids.
In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping (Cool Whip or go homemade!) and cream cheese. Mix these ingredients until smooth.
In a medium bowl, combine fruit cocktail, 2 apples (cut in bite sized pieces), 5 Snickers candy bars and the mini marshmallows.
Stir until combined and add to the whipped cream-cream cheese mixture. Stir gently until combined. Be sure to cover and refrigerate for one hour before serving.
To change it up, here are some great optional add-ins: toss in sliced red or green grapes; instead of just tart green apples throw in one sweet red apple; a 1/4 cup of shredded coconut would be delicious too!
Feel free to drizzle salted caramel sauce over the top!
Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the apples to keep them from browning.
Granny smith apples are my FAVORITE variety of apple to use in this recipe, but any firm variety tastes great.
HOW LONG DOES FRUIT SALAD LAST
When you prepare this salad, serve it the same day. It can be made several hours ahead but it’s not made to be saved for another day.
DO YOU PEEL THE APPLES FOR SNICKER SALAD
You can! It’s delicious and not hard to eat. But if you prefer them off, it’s just a few more minutes of your time.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR APPLES FROM BROWNING
When chopping and peeling the apples, fill a large bowl about half with cool water and squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into it. The lemon juice will keep your apples from getting brown while you get them prepped for the recipe. Use an apple corer/peeler if you have one because they will make this process go super fast. You’ll need to peel, core and chop the apples. Place them into the water-lemon juice mixture as you work.
ARE APPLES GOOD FOR YOU
Good news! The recommendation is that you enjoy an apple in the morning hours of your day. Apples are high in dietary fiber and pectin found in the peels of apples. This will help you avoid poor digestion at night.Fruit can help your stomach to empty more slowly, helping you to stay feeling full longer and not prone to snack/eat between meals.
A FEW OTHER DELICIOUS FRUITY TREATS
Red Fruit Salad – This beautiful salad isn’t just for looks! The flavor will blow you away. Great for summer gatherings!
Fruit Salad with a Twist – Put a delicious spin on your next Fruit Salad by adding a super-secret and unexpected ingredient. Simply mix together your favorite fresh summer fruits to enjoy a naturally sweet salad. This salad is a hit at parties!
No Bake Strawberry Pie – This no-bake, FRESH Strawberry Pie is a great dessert for gatherings of any kind. It is super easy to prepare and it is packed with delicious strawberry flavor!
Lemon Refrigerator Pie – The perfect compliment to the zest of lemon is the graham cracker crust. A citrus flavored cream pie is delightful and so delicious. A small slice goes a long way in flavor, it’s the perfect summer treat!
Salted Chocolate Caramel Apples – A sprinkling of sea salt and a bit of chocolate turns Caramel Apples into an extravagant dessert.. Salted Chocolate Caramel Apples!
Fruit Pizza – The classic, crowd-pleasing Fruit Pizza has a cookie dough crust, dreamy cream cheese frosting and a colorful top layer of fruit and a tasty glaze. Great appetizer/dessert for parties of any kind, any time of the year!