Taffy Apple Salad Recipe
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Taffy Apple Salad Recipe

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Kids especially will eat up this salad, which really does taste like a taffy apple! My whole family enjoys it, and I hope you do, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 cups diced unpeeled apples
  • 1-1/2 cups lightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 315 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a large bowl, combine pineapple and marshmallows; cover and refrigerate for several hours.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the egg, sugars, flour, vinegar and reserved pineapple juice; cook and stir until mixture thickens and reaches 160°. Remove from the heat; cool. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Fold whipped topping into the chilled dressing. Add the apples and peanuts to the pineapple and marshmallows. Fold dressing into fruit mixture. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Taffy Apple Salad in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p76

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joanna217 User ID: 8936436 254327
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2016

"This recipe is fantastic! Follow the directions exactly and it's perfect!"

liztonlady User ID: 2259826 43571
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"I made this salad and loved it. I will be making it for Thanksgiving. Thanks to the person who shared it."

smart35 User ID: 6931767 45925
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"Unfortunately this salad was a huge disappointment. I won't be making it again and I'm not even sure if I want to serve it. The ingredients just don't go well together and the smell of the cider vinegar coming from it is completely overwhelming."

vanillaluv User ID: 5350586 20009
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"I love that this salad is different. The nuts added an unexpected crunch."

mgarcia174 User ID: 6104458 43570
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"This was so easy to make, it was a big hit with the kids, they were so amazed it tasted just like a taffy apple."

TexasCookie User ID: 4277703 16808
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Wonderful and just different enough to surprise your guests. A family favorite at our house."

skraklow User ID: 1124988 73984
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2008

"Make 1/2 for home serving"

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