|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||29%|
|Total Carbohydrate 32g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|Total Sugars 27g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||16%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Snickers salad is a vintage recipe that makes a sweet and fun summer side dish. The creamy fruit salad is similar to an ambrosia salad with a nutty twist and is enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The crunch from this salad comes from chopped apples. Crisp, tart apples such as Granny Smith are a good choice for a salad like this. The texture of the apples holds up to the creamy dressing and the flavor helps balance the sweetness that comes from the chopped candy bars. For added flavor and interest, halved red grapes are also used in the salad.
For a pretty presentation, only mix half of the chopped Snickers candy bars into the salad mixture and reserve the rest to sprinkle on top just before serving. This allows your guests to see the star of the recipe in every scoop. For added crunch and pizzaz, you can also sprinkle some chopped peanuts on top of the salad before serving.
1 1/2 cups cold milk
1 package (3.5 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8-ounces) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
6 cups chopped Granny Smith apples (about 4 large apples)
1 cup halved seedless red grapes
4 bar (2 oz) Snickers candy bars, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
Gather the ingredients.
In a large bowl, whisk together the cold milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes.
Let stand until soft-set, about 2 minutes.
Fold in the thawed whipped topping.
Fold in the chopped apples, grapes, and half of the chopped Snickers candy bars.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, top with the remaining candy bar pieces and the chopped peanuts.
How to Store
- This recipe can be prepared the night before you intend to serve the salad—just top with Snickers and peanuts right before serving. Any longer than that and the fruit will begin to weep and water down the wonderful creaminess of the dressing.
- Any leftovers after serving should be stored in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator for up to two days.
- If you prefer, you can make this recipe using homemade whipped cream rather than whipped topping. Once the cream is whipped, measure about eight ounces or two cups of the whipped cream to equal the same amount as the container of whipped topping.
- For an alternate presentation, this recipe can also be assembled as a trifle rather than as a salad. Simply layer the fruit followed by the pudding and whipped topping, and chopped snickers in a large trifle bowl or in individual-sized trifle bowls. Continue layering until you reach the top of the bowl. Be sure to finish with a sprinkle of chopped Snickers bars and the chopped peanuts for perfect presentation.