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Candy Bar Apple Salad Recipe

Candy Bar Apple Salad Recipe

This creamy, sweet salad with crisp apple crunch is a real people-pleaser. It makes a lot, which is good, because it will go fast! —Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 4 large apples, chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 4 Snickers candy bars (2.07 ounces each), cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Fold in apples and candy bars. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 218 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein .

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sbuckbee
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"I tried this but so sweet we couldn't even taste the apples (I used granny smiths so tartness would offset the sweetness). I have made it in the past using only frozen whipped topping and no pudding which cuts down on the sweetness and allows the apples' flavor to come through."

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randcbruns
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"I love this classic salad. This simple recipe is always a hit at parties and potlucks!"

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Romans31
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"I recently took this to a church potluck and the people loved it so much I had to go home and print out the recipe to share. My family had me make more the next day!"

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BilliePock
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015

"Fantastic!! Super Easy!! Super delicious!!"

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MarineMom_texas
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

"I made this yesterday to take to a salad supper and it was a hit. So much so that I had ladies coming up wanting the recipe. I think next time I will decrease the milk as it is not as fluffy as I like. However, the flavor was wonderful. The ladies loved it. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."

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wintermom9597@yahoo.com
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"My son had this at a potluck and has been asking me to make it for him. Couldn't be any easier. I like the idea of omitting the milk. May try that next time."

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derilda
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"I agree. This is a great recipe for dessert. Omission of the milk held the recipe together. Whether dessert or salad it is delicious. It's a winner!!!!"

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waagedaage
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"I got a very similar recipe from my mother-in-law, but it doesn't use milk. You just sprinkle the instant pudding mix over the apples/snickers, toss gently to coat, and then fold in the Cool Whip. I haven't had trouble with it getting watery, and I wonder if the omission of the milk gives the water from the apples a place to go. This is a favorite in our house!"

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jhattanellis
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"I read reviews to see how others have tweeked your recipes or for actual reviews Taste Of Home but reading about how some idiot emptied his babies diaper into cool whip or how someone cant believe its a salad and would only serve it to make someone diabetic blah blah blah! Really??? Is it really necessary to allow these kind of posts? I'm giving the" RECIPE" 5 stars by the way!!"

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insanemom
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"I made this dish last year, and it went over so well I'm making again. It's a great combination of sweet and tart with the candy bars and granny smith's. It is also best to make and serve right away, as it can get watery from the fruit. As for the person who says its not a salad and won't give people diabetes, this is called a DESERT SALAD!"

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Wisconsinese
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"How is this salad? It's dessert. I would only serve this to people if I wanted them to be diabetic. I don't invite people to my house to do that to them."

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bbtulsa
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"One time, I couldn't afford apples, so I emptied my babby's diaper into some Cool Whip, and nobody was the wiser. Thanks, Taste Of Home!"

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CathyOMichigan
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"Received a similar recipe from a friend. Have made it several times. The only difference is her recipe did not call for pudding. Just the whipped topping. Very good. If you're in a time crunch, it would save time. Will try it with the pudding. See which one I prefer."

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czartoryp
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"Yummy. May try bananas too next time"

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lmmanda
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"I've been making this one since it originally appeared in TOH back in 2008. We love it. Sometimes I omit the snickers and add sliced bananas."

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WoodbineCottage
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"Denice & mmk_19

You both mentioned the the apples were runny or there was liquid. Anytime sugar meets fruit it draws the juices out of the fruit. A few other versions of this recipe say serve same day for best results."

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kmarqui
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"Yummy. Our family loved this treat. I'll be using this as a pot luck dessert. Like one of the other reviewers there was some liquid by the next day not sure why."

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everydaymomsmeals
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Love this one in the fall with leftover halloween candy and fresh picked apples. Sweet and salty at the same time, it's a great one to get the kids to help with too!"

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mmk_19
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"i really enjoy this salad....but when i made this it turned out very liquidy. any insite to fix this would be great, thanks!"

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bunny99
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"Delicious and simple to make!"

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bluiz01
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"fabulous and so easy"

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kountrykook
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"This is awesome!! I packed it into mason jars for a party. So good that I can't stop eating it!!"

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kacatj
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"i love this apple salad i make it alot"

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anitamm
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"I made this for a "Johnny Appleseed" potluck yesterday and it was gone in no time! I would make it again but maybe try caramel or butterscotch pudding."

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AshBir
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"I like to put the snickers in the freezer for a while then all I have to do is break them up."

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Hannah0418
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"a big hit this Christmas. very easy to make. will definitely be making it again. might try adding seedless halved grapes next time."

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AngieMM
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"Mixed reviews with my family, but it was a fun treat. Might be best for a brunch; will make it again."

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Sally Miner
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2012

"I have made this now 3 times. My husband loves it. This time I used 1 pear, 1 granny smith and 1 macintosh and used crushed up heath bar. SOO Good!"

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mayge
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"I made this with my granddaughters, but we used banana cream pudding, because we had no vanilla pudding. It was delicious!"

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mayge
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"I made this with my grandaughters, but we used banana cream pudding, because we had no vanilla pudding. It was delicious!"

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Sue Zappa
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"We've been enjoying a similar recipe since 1995. I use an 8-ounce container of Cool Whip only--no pudding & milk. It's a very quick recipe to make. We have it for Sunday brunch along with bacon/sausage & muffins for a special treat."

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jackieyost
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"Easy and taste like a caramel apple!"

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mel93ag
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"Yum yum yum! The combination of ingredients sounded intriguing, so I had to try it. I would never have thought of combining apples and Snickers, but it was delicious. Easy and quick to prepare, too."

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HappyHomemaker88
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"Delish! I added more snickers than it called for, just because......... LOL This recipe is a keeper. I suggest making it the day you serve it and not the day before. It gets a little watery if you make it a day ahead."

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Denice Dudero
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I have made this and it is very good but it gets runny."

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schapdel
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"My mom used to make a recipe just like this when we were kids except we always added pineapple chunks or crushed pineapple!"

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mauishores
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"Love how quick and easy this comes together. It's best if eaten within a day or two of mixing it together. Very yummy!"

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chocolie1
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"The flavor was pretty good. You really have to watch it when you eat the Snickers because when they are cold, they get pretty hard and I could see where one could break a tooth."

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maryanlibrarian
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"I made this for a bridal shower and received many compliments and recipe requests! I couldn't find a 3.4 oz pudding mix so used a 1.5 oz box. I bought 2 just in case, but the vanilla flavor was very overwhelming. I ended up using 16 oz of frozen whipped topping to make up for this. It made a little extra sauce, so some extra apples and candy bars were good. But after these few adjustments, the flavor was excellent. The left overs lasted a few days in the fridge, too, which surprised me with apples. I can't wait to make this again!"

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iambettyboop
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"Very good dessert salad !!

" ENJOY " !!"

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Deanna Watkins
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"It was GREAT! I made when my son had a friend over. I used White chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. At first they didn't even want to try it, but after one taste they kept coming back and filling up their bowls. Now my boys ask me to make it."

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mano_b78
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"What ever the occasion this delicious dessert is always a winner."

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marob532
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2009

"i make this same type of salad but is use 1 (8oz) carton vanilla yogurt, 1 can drained very cherry fruit cocktail, drained mandrain oranges, and mini marshmallow. this has always been a hit at the holidays and even when my hubby and i want a quick easy dessert.

mary king"

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rkinnelly
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"This was a hit at a BBQ though people had to ask what it was. I added some mini marshmallows to the mix. Next time I think I'll add some oranges and/or grapes too because it seemed like there was more 'sauce' than salad."

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glbraun
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2009

"My family loves this recipe and we make it often. We usually add grapes and mandarin oranges to the salad!"

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jillgingras
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2009

"Excellent recipe! I've made it a few times. Added sliced bananas and grapes once and that was good too. Easy to make and a crowd pleaser!

JillGingras"

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Kichler073
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"Great and easy recipe to make. My family loves it! I added strawberries and that was a hit too!"

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michelleHunter
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2008

"This is a recipe my family will enjoy any time of the year..I made it for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it,sooo delicious !!!! Thank You Michelle H"

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jaymi
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"We also add grapes, and sometimes we add bananas."

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tnhoneypot21
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"DELICIOUS! I had bought 4 huge apples but only used 2 in the end and still used the 4 snickers. It was perfect. Gone in no time. Thanks for the recipe."

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