You have to have a little fun, sometimes in your life. I like to think that this adage applies in the kitchen, on the table, and on your palate as well.
Someone recently brought the idea for this post to my attention and the mere mention of snickers in the recipe’s name caused my mouth to water. As I asked her to tell me more about the dish, she mentioned the word “salad” which immediately brought some justification for the use of a candy bar, in my mind.
Whoever named this recipe clearly took a little poetic license in naming this a salad. I suppose the use of apples gives some credibility to the title but let’s be real here: This simple and delightful creation is 110% dessert. It is every bit as delicious, as well.
As I made note in the post’s title, this dessert can be whipped up in as long at it take you to stir some instant pudding into a bowl of Cool Whip with some milk, cut up an apple, and throw in some pieces of snicker bars. It’s that simple. It’s that delicious. Oh, and one more thing: It’s an eye-catcher. When our oldest son opened the fridge last night, where these beauties were holding court on the top shelf, his eyes grew almost unnaturally wide along with the rest of his facial expression and he asked me, “What’s that?” My reply, “That my son, is tonight’s salad.” Keep it fun, keep it simple, this one will help you to do both.
Snickers® Dessert Salad - 5 Minute Wonder
- 1 12 oz. container Cool Whip partially thawed
- 1 3/4 oz. package instant French vanilla pudding
- 1 1/2 cups cold milk
- 3 - 4 apples cored and diced
- 6 bite size Snicker bars chopped
- Using large mixing bowl, combine Cool Whip, milk, and pudding mix. Blend by hand or with electric mixer until thoroughly combined.
- Fold in apples and chopped Snickers bars.
- Allow to chill an hour or so prior to serving.
You may want a few more Snicker bars to use as garnish.
Add or subtract amounts of apple or Snicker bars according your taste preferences.