Sounds so wrong…..but tastes so good! :-)
Not too long ago a friend at work was asking for suggestions on something quick she could throw together for a church potluck she was going to that night. The first thing that popped into my head was “Snickers Salad”! (I must have been craving chocolate or something). I was surprised she’d never even HEARD of it…and neither had anyone else in the office! I decided I better remedy that situation because EVERYONE should experience the joy that is Snickers Salad! :-)
My daughter Britta introduced US to it several years ago after having it at a church activity. Since I couldn’t believe it was a “real” recipe…I never looked it up online. I just went by what she said she thought was in it. Snickers, apples and Cool Whip! Well, after Googling it this morning I have discovered that most recipes for this call for cream cheese and powdered sugar mixed in with the Cool Whip! wow! And I thought it was sweet the way WE were making it! :-)
Well, however you make it (my friend Bonnie said they always make it with REAL whipped cream…I must try that next time. I’m all about real cream!) I think you will be a fan! Unless of course you don’t like Snicker bars…and then I won’t know what to think! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone not liking Snickers. :-)
So here is an “official” recipe I found at Food.com. But of course it’s pretty hard to “mess up” this salad…however you make it.
- 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) containers Cool Whip, thawed
- 6 Snickers candy bars
- 4 – 6 granny smith apples (or whatever apple you like, but wouldn’t recommend a soft variety)
Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until thoroughly blended. Fold in Cool Whip.
Cut Snickers into bite size chunks and add to cream cheese mixture.
Chop the apples into chunks and stir.
Chill 1 hour before serving. Chilling for a long period of time (such as overnight) will result in a runny salad. :-(
I just might have to break down and make it this weekend. It’s been awhile…..