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Candy Bar Apple Salad Recipe

Candy Bar Apple Salad Recipe

This creamy, sweet snickers 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


  • 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).

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Using crisp, tart apples like Granny Smiths helps to balance the sweetness.
  • For a pretty presentation and a bit of extra crunch, sprinkle chopped peanuts over the top.
  • 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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    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2017

    "Yum! Made with my youth cooking class and we all enjoyed. Other moms mentioned they have used different pudding flavors (caramel, butterscotch, chocolate) or added some TBSPs of creamy peanut butter to the vanilla pudding. But anyway you make, easy and delicious. Next time I would add some chopped nuts for crunch, but tasty as is."

    Reviewed Oct. 3, 2017

    "My daughter-in-laws nieces friend really loved this recipe, some even fell on the floor and the dog loved it too! I recommend adding 3 tbsp of sour cream to balance the sweetness and to thicken up the recipe. I also love my personal spin on the recipe by substituting the snickers with diced red hot candys."

    Reviewed Nov. 28, 2016

    "I made this salad for my grandson's birthday party and everyone loved it. The recipe was very easy to prepare and absolutely delicious!"

    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."

    Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

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

    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!"

    Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015

    "Fantastic!! Super easy!! Super delicious!!"

    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."

    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."

    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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