Saturday, March 24, 2012

Apple Snicker Salad

This recipe will require you to make a decision or two.  *sorry I have to shut off "Islands in the Stream" I am distracted.  

Anyway, the decision you will have to make is if this is a side dish or if this is a dessert.  In my family we eat it with our meal but I have a feeling, if you popped this puppy in a chocolate cookie crust or any crust, let it set, omitting the milk, you could have some good dessert on your hands!  Maybe I will try that one of these times.  I just never feel like I can make it that far, once it is mixed I need to eat!

Everyone in my family seems to have a different way of making this.  I took what I felt like was a good combination and went with it and oh boy was it ever the perfect combination.  I would do something differently next time.  I would use a hand mixer or something and mix the whipped cream, pudding and milk together first so it is undeniably creamy and fab, which,  it is now, but I just feel like that would have been the wiser thing to do.  I can admit when I could have done something better.   Did you all hear about my heinous dinner tonight?  I bit it big time, I can admit it.  As soon as I crawl out of my hole I am blogging from!

Ok, I made what I consider a half batch of this.  I would double it for a family dinner.  Don't mess with the ingredients on this one, it is perfection.  Oh wait, I messed with them, I used sugar free pudding and fat free whipped topping.  I dunno, I just did.  Use whatever you prefer but just know that those choices do not affect the final product at all, it is delectable!  

Here is what you need:
1 8oz. container of cool whip 
1 box instant vanilla pudding
2 tbsp milk
3 apples
2 regular sized snickers or I used 6 fun size.  (I always add more)

Combine whipped cream, pudding mix and milk using a hand mixer or whisk, whisking it briskly for a minute until smooth and creamy.  Chop apples into bite size pieces along with snicker.  Add into the whipped cream mixture and mix thoroughly.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Overnight is great.  

How simple is that?  Yes, incredibly but it is OH so good and everyone loves it!!  By the way, watch out for sister, and nieces who dig for the snickers, they steal all of the snicker and leave none for anyone else.  I would suggest keeping a cut up snickers in your pocket for situations like these.  They think I don't know, they think they are sneaky but the truth is, I have been on to them for years!

Your "I spy a snicker thief or 5" chefwannabe


  1. Oh my gosh, that was the most delicious, and funniest post ever!! Love it! Fried Green Aprons>friend

  2. It is so good!! So easy and not half horrible for you!!!

  3. I would see this as dessert with apples snuck in ;o)
    I would make it with real whipped cream (jmo)
    Any suggestions on the best apple to use?

  4. Hello!! As far as the best apples, it is completely up to you. I used gala, but with the snickers some people like the tangy zip of a Granny Smith. Though I ALWAYS prefer fresh whipped cream, I would not waste it on this recipe. With the vanilla pudding mixed in, you will lose that fresh whipped cream taste and texture we love in it. You can always use what you prefer, but I consider fresh whipping cream a bit of a more expensive ingredient and I would save it for a recipe where I could savor the goodness of fresh whipped cream!!

  5. This sounds addicting, Chris! Of course I will have to try it :) Hope you are having a great weekend, my friend! xoxo

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    1. You won't ever turn me. No grapes, never gonna be grapes, it is illegal to add grapes!

  7. making this for youth group!! Best critics in the world! Will let you know the outcome!!