Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

It’s nearly time to transition from peach season to apple season and I can’t think of a better way to do that than this Snickers Caramel Apple Salad, a classic easy recipe that’s a real favorite with kids and makes a fabulous fall snack.

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

 

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad is a great make-ahead recipe for potlucks and block parties and can easily feed a crowd.

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

 

Calling it a salad confuses some people in the same way that Watergate Salad does. It’s really a dessert. And it reminds me of the time years ago I took my niece and nephew to Cracker Barrel. My nephew was only 2 or 3 at the time and I told him he could pick out some candy. “Mommy doesn’t allow us to have candy,” he said. But he was looking around at the assortment of candy with huge eyes. He heard his sister say look at these Peanuts. They were those marshmallow peanuts that aren’t peanuts at all. But I could tell the wheels started turning in my nephew’s brain when his eyes suddenly doubled in size and a devious grin spread across his face. It occured to him that he could eat this candy and tell his mother he ate peanuts. LOL!

And I am sure he would happily eat this dessert and tell his mother he ate salad! Don’t you love the minds of small children?

Caramel Apple Snickers Salad

 

Only a few simple ingredients are needed: instant vanilla pudding mix, cool whip, chopped apples, snickers bars (the best part!), and I like to throw a few marshmallows in too, but they are optional. The whole thing gets drizzled with caramel sauce.

Caramel Apple Snickers Salad

 

Lately I’m really loving Smucker’s Salted Caramel Topping. It has just the right balance of sweet and salty and it is perfect for this Snickers Caramel Apple Salad.

You can use whatever apples you like. A lot of people like the tartness of Granny Smith with the sweetness of the other ingredients. I usually do a mixture of Granny Smith and something like Red Delicious or Gala.

Caramel Apple Snickers Salad

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Snickers Caramel Apple Salad
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Snickers Caramel Apple Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad is the perfect potluck recipe for fall. Drizzled with caramel sauce with lots of crunchy goodness from fall apples.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 313 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 6 small apples, cored and chopped (I like to use a blend of Granny Smith and Red Delicious)
  • 6 (1.86-ounce) Snickers Bars, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 (5.1-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix,
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 1 cup marshmallows, optional
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
Instructions
  1. Whisk together pudding mix and milk in a large bowl. Fold in Cool Whip.
  2. Fold in apples, chopped Snickers, and marshmallows.
  3. Drizzle caramel sauce on top.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Snickers Caramel Apple Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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31 thoughts on “Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

  1. I too have made this but used Milky Ways candy bars as I have a grand child allergic to peanuts. It was still wonderful

  2. I can’t wait to make this! Have all the ingredients except apples so off to town in the morning for apples! Gonna take this salad to our local moose lodge! Hope they like it!

  3. Can u put this in the freezer same day u make it? I have a long drive to the bbq at a friends house am afraid it will get warm and start to run. (Making it same as i am taking it)

  4. I took this to a picnic last summer and one lady said “this is so good I would eat it even if a fly got in it”. I get so many compliments on this recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us. Toby B.

    1. My daughter and I make this for all of our big holiday family get togethers, and it’s amazing! I can tell you from experience that by the second day, it’s ALWAYS watery. For the best results, you should serve it within hours of making it. If you chill all of the ingredients before making, you can serve it right away.

  5. Kids are so cute, and I’m pretty sure this is the only salad my older son would be happy to eat! Haha. I’ve never seen anything like this — it looks so incredibly good!

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