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Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad is a deliciously sweet dessert that’s perfect for fall. Snickers candy bars are combined with granny smith apples, cheesecake pudding, whipped topping and salted caramel sauce – grab a spoon and dig in!

Glass dishes of Snickers Caramel Apple Salad next to candy bar pieces and granny smith apples

For the past couple of years, we’ve done our apple picking with Elle’s school for their fall field trip. While it was such a fun experience for Elle, the apple selection wasn’t our fave, so we’d always end up picking up a couple of bags of apples from our local fruit stand.

Convincing Elle to go apple picking twice in a matter of weeks just wasn’t happening because copious amounts of buzzing bees just isn’t her thing.

This year, we’re on our own for apple picking because there isn’t an orchard trip on the school’s fall calendar, so we’re picking a place a little further from home that’s known for its Honeycrisp apples and a new-to-me variety, the Evercrisp.

Plus, they have phenomenal apple fritters and cider.

Servings of caramel apple salad with Snickers and apples

WHAT IS SNICKERS APPLE SALAD?

I first learned about Snickers Caramel Apple Salad during our first trip to the apple orchard with Elle when she was a baby.

While talking about apple recipes, my aunt mentioned this one – a recipe that her friend had given her. She claimed it was so good that she made it twice in one day. Once for a work function and the other to scarf down in the comfort of her own home.

Pudding and cool whip mixture for caramel apple salad in a glass mixing bowl

Whenever someone tells me they’ve made a recipe twice in one day, it immediately jumps to the top of my must-make list.

I came home and immediately whipped up my own batch of Snickers salad and totally fell in love.

Now, I am fully aware that calling anything that utilizes Snickers candy bars as an ingredient a salad is quite a stretch.

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad in a glass serving bowl

But since there are apples involved, I we can all just let the whole salad thing slide, right? Especially since we fully recognize that this is 100% a dessert.

Sort of like how some people call fluff recipes “fluff salad.” I mean, we know that my strawberry cheesecake fluff is definitely a dessert.

Spoon digging into a serving of Snickers Caramel Apple Salad in a glass bowl

In the case of Snickers Caramel Apple Salad, the recipe is made up of diced granny smith apples, pudding, whipped topping, and chopped Snickers candy bars.

If you really want to take it over the top (at this point, why wouldn’t we?), you can drizzle it with salted caramel sauce before serving.

Close up of Snickers Caramel Apple Salad in a glass cup

HOW TO CHANGE UP THIS RECIPE

I’ve seen many variations of Snickers salad or caramel apple salad online using different flavors of pudding and even different candy bars.

The most popular version, and the one I like best, uses Snickers candy bars. But you could use Milky Way candy bars or even Twix.

Spoon digging into a serving of caramel apple salad

Any candy bar with caramel in it would be great!

I also like to use cheesecake pudding mix because, um, it’s cheesecake flavored.

(Hello, my name is Jamie and I love cheesecake.)

Servings of caramel apple salad in glass dishes, topped with snickers and caramel sauce

But if you happen to have vanilla or even white chocolate pudding mix on hand, that will work great.

If you’re looking for a simple and delicious recipe to bring to fall potlucks and parties, Snickers Caramel Apple Salad is just the recipe for you.

It’s a few simple ingredients, and since it’s pretty decadent, small bites are totally appropriate. Meaning this recipe can stretch and stretch to feed a crowd.

Now that’s what I call a winner.

Spoon digging into a serving of Snickers Caramel Apple Salad in a glass bowl


Glass dishes of Snickers Caramel Apple Salad next to candy bar pieces and granny smith apples

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad is a deliciously sweet dessert that’s perfect for Fall. Snickers candy bars are combined with Granny Smith apples, cheesecake pudding, whipped topping and salted caramel sauce – grab a spoon and dig in!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 3.4-ounce package instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1 8-ounce tub of frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip)
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples, chopped
  • 4 full size Snickers candy bars, chopped into bite size pieces
  • homemade salted caramel sauce, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and dry pudding mix.
  2. Let the pudding mix set up for about 3 minutes then use a rubber spatula to fold in the whipped topping.
  3. Add in apples and Snickers.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  5. Before serving, drizzle with salted caramel sauce.

Notes

  • Snickers Caramel Apple Salad is best served the day it is served, but will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 185Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 194mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 2gSugar 25gProtein 2g

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Deb Carmicheal

Monday 14th of October 2019

I've had this and it IS wonderful !! Thank you for sharing the recipe

Jamie

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Deb! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

Lori Villar

Monday 23rd of April 2018

Do you have to use cheesecake pudding or could you use vanilla?

Jamie

Thursday 26th of April 2018

Lori- You can use vanilla if you prefer! Really any flavor you like! :) -Jamie

Emily Hoffman

Thursday 2nd of March 2017

Is it possible to use almond milk or some type of non-dairy milk. I'm lactose intolerant but I would LOVE ot make this!

Jamie

Friday 3rd of March 2017

Hi, Emily! I haven't tried this with a non-dairy milk, but my concern is that it would be a bit thin. I think by adding some cornstarch you could thicken it a bit? I'm honestly not sure, but I'd love to know the results if you give it a try!

Jean

Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Do you peel the apples?

Jamie

Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Jean- I left the peel on, but you could definitely peel them if you wanted to. :) -Jamie

Suzanne

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

Hello. What size jars/bowls are you using? This looks so good.

Jamie

Saturday 8th of November 2014

Suzanne- They are these mini bowls - Pier 1 sells something similar as well. Thanks for stopping by! -Jamie

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