Candy Bar Apple Salad Recipe
- 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
- 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).
Test Kitchen Tips
3/4 cup: 218 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Candy Bar Apple Salad
"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."
"I love this classic salad. This simple recipe is always a hit at parties and potlucks!"
"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!"
"Fantastic!! Super easy!! Super delicious!!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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!!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"Yummy. May try bananas too next time"
"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."
"Denice & mmk_19You 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."
"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."
"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!"
"i really enjoy this salad....but when i made this it turned out very liquidy. any insite to fix this would be great, thanks!"
"Delicious and simple to make!"
"fabulous and so easy"
"This is awesome!! I packed it into mason jars for a party. So good that I can't stop eating it!!"
"i love this apple salad i make it alot"
"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."
"I like to put the snickers in the freezer for a while then all I have to do is break them up."
"Mixed reviews with my family, but it was a fun treat. Might be best for a brunch; will make it again."
"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!"
"I made this with my granddaughters, but we used banana cream pudding, because we had no vanilla pudding. It was delicious!"
"I made this with my grandaughters, but we used banana cream pudding, because we had no vanilla pudding. It was delicious!"
"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."
"easy and taste like a caramel apple!"
"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."
"I have made this and it is very good but it gets runny."
"My mom used to make a recipe just like this when we were kids except we always added pineapple chunks or crushed pineapple!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"What ever the occasion this delicious dessert is always a winner."
"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."
"My family loves this recipe and we make it often. We usually add grapes and mandarin oranges to the salad!"
"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"
"Great and easy recipe to make. My family loves it! I added strawberries and that was a hit too!"
"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"
"We also add grapes, and sometimes we add bananas."
"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."