Dessert Salad with Snickers

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Dessert salad with snickers anyone? Now that I have your attention read on and learn how to make this delicious treat in just five minutes!

A close up of a dessert salad

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.

A bowl of chopped snickers

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.

a Dessert parfait

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.

A close up of dessert

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.

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Dessert Salad using Snickers

5 from 3 votes
Some may disagree if this is a salad or dessert. Call it what you will but it’s delicious under any circumstances.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


  • 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.


Apples can be peeled or used with skin on, according to personal preference. I used some of both to give some extra color.
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.


Calories: 410kcal, Carbohydrates: 73g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 193mg, Potassium: 466mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 56g, Vitamin A: 367IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 175mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Yeah, totally. I can justify this since it’s called ‘salad’. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow this sounds and looks scrumptious I could eat one from your photo! So simple – and calling it dessert -is genius!

  3. Oh My! this has to be the best ‘salad’ eveaahhh! Delicious Dan, I will definitely make this for my afternoon ‘salad’. Thanks so much for sharing, love it!

  4. Well here I was already swooning over this dessert as I hit all your social media links – then I click here and read “5 minutes” now I am just in love. This dessert sounds AMAZING! Combining Snickers and apples sounds super delicious. This is going to be a hit in our house.

  5. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful salad! This is a fabulous idea, and such a great way to combine a little bit of healthy with a tasty treat!