Snickers Salad is a delicious, Midwestern dessert, sure to please at your next family gathering.
Snickers salad has been around almost as long as I have. Let’s just say my first experience of it was somewhere around the 80s or 90s. I’m pretty sure it was originally in a Betty Crocker Cookbook, however I’m not sure if that was the world’s first introduction to it, or if it was found prior to that. All I know is this was my favorite sweet treat at family gatherings when I was a teen.
I prefer to go apple heavy in this dessert salad and add pudding, which not everyone agrees with. A lot of recipes only use Cool Whip, while I prefer homemade whipped cream. Other recipes use butterscotch pudding, or add additional fruits, such as grapes or pineapples. I’m sure it’s good that way, but, like many people, I stick to what I had growing up.
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- Combine whipped cream, milk, and pudding mix in a large bowl. Once pudding is set fold in Snickers and apples. Serve immediately. See notes about storing leftovers.
- To avoid browning on your apples make sure to place them in a bowl of water with some lemon juice or citric acid immediately after chopping.
- Snickers salad becomes watery over time due to the apples gradually releasing juice. To avoid a soggy Snickers salad, make it the same day you plan to serve it, though you can prep everything but the apples in advance. Only make as much as you need. This recipe will serve a large gathering. You can halve the recipe for a smaller group.