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Snickers “Salad” – The Salad That Doubles As Dessert!

Snicker Salad

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!

Snicker 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 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.

Snickers Salad

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until thoroughly blended. Fold in Cool Whip.

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Cut Snickers into bite size chunks and add to cream cheese mixture.

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Chop the apples into chunks and stir.

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Chill 1 hour before serving. (Chilling for a long period of time (such as overnight) will result in a runny salad.)

Snicker Salad

I just might have to break down and make it this weekend. It’s been awhile…..

Snicker Salad

A blue bowl with a Snickers Salad in it.

Snickers “Salad” Recipe

Jill Nystul
Adapted from food.com
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 ounce package 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 183mgFiber: 2gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 330IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 0.3mg

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  • I was the resident potluck organizer at a prior job. I would encourage folks to send me the recipe if they were bringing something homemade. I would create recipes cards. 3 each to a standard 8 1/2 x 11 page. Print them out, cut them and leave them by the dish. Not only does it let folks know what’s in the dish (in case of allergies) but it’s also a nice way to share a recipe with others. You could even use clever fonts or graphics, or just pretty printer paper.

  • When I told my son about this, he asked me if I could use Reece Cups instead? So I did! It was delicious. It tasted just like a caramel apple, without the stick.

  • Oh my goodness, this sounds positively evil, in the nicest possible way! I agree that real whipped cream would be the way to go, I’m not keen on the chemicals in Cool Whip, even though it’s so convenient. And cream cheese to add protein…what could be better :)

  • If you freeze your Snickers bars before chopping them, it helps them break up better and they won’t be sticky either. Also, I find it less expensive to get the bags of fun-sized Snickers, and they are quicker to cut up!

  • I have decided not to use Cool Whip in the future due to all the chemicals it contains. But, if this can be made with regular whipped cream, then it sounds wonderful!

  • Well This sounds just decadent! Love the idea of this as I am always cutting up apples to mix in my yogurt or cereal. I sometimes put crushed graham crackers in my yogurt to give it a little crunch!

    I can’t wait to make this and will try it with the vanilla pudding.

    Such great ideas for something different!

  • I’ve made this but put in a 4oz. package of vanilla pudding, make it just like the package says and mix with the cool whip. It didn’t use the cream cheese or the powdered sugar.

    I’ll have to try making it this way some day.

  • Wow this sounds goooood!! Probably tastes like a candy apple…apple… caramel and nuts from the Snickers…all wrapped up in whipped cream…num num!

    • When you make this using pudding instead of cream cheese,.do you use instant pudding and make it using the package directions? Or do use cooked pudding?
      Thanks
      I am anxious to make this.

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