Where I grew up in the midwest, salad encompassed a lot more than just leafy dishes. One popular dish I would see at a lot of potlucks was Snicker Salad. I didn't appreciate it for the longest time, but I eventually tried it and really enjoyed the mix of flavors. Since thanksgiving is coming up, a time when we get together and share foods, I thought I would make it and share it with you.

Step 1: Supplies

The amounts of the snickers and apples can vary based on your preference. Think of those amounts as starting points and go from there.


  • 3.4oz box of Vanilla Pudding - the kind that doesn't require cooking
  • 1/2c Milk
  • 8oz container of Cool Whip
  • 2-3 Granny Smith Apples - I originally cut up 4, but decided to only use 2 apples worth, 3 would probably work well too
  • 5 Snickers bars
  • Optional: Lemon juice + water for keeping the apples from browning

This would probably feed 5 - 10 people depending on how much they took, but feel free to double the recipe. If you want more cool whip or pudding, I suggest increasing the first 3 ingredients since they go together.

Optional Add-Ins:

  • Peanuts
  • Marshmallows
  • Marshmallow Cream
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Replace Snickers with a different chocolate candy bar

Optional Toppings:

  • More cut up Snickers bars
  • Caramel syrup
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Peanuts
  • Pretzels
  • Chocolate Chips

If anyone tries any variations, I'd love to see them and hear how you liked it!


  • Knife and cutting board
  • Apple Slicer - I didn't use this, but I plan on using it next time I make it to save time
  • Various bowls and spoons for mixing
  • Storage container with lid
This dessert instructable was a hit everyone loved it! I used Caramel pudding and Snickers baking bites. I used my vidalia chopper to cut the apples small and even. I always enjoy your instructables very creative and fun.<br>Cheers
<p>That is awesome! I didn't even think of caramel pudding (didn't even know that was a thing). Thanks for sharing :)</p>
<p>This one's worth it for the name alone. I can't imagine needing to worry about this lasting more than a day :)</p>
<p>As long as you have the right crowd, it does seem to be popular :)</p>
That's the most easiest and tastiest thing to make when you have a lot of guests at your house :)
<p>After all...</p>
<p>Hahaha! Agreed :)</p>
<p>Looks good, but sorta defeats the purpose of eating salad! :) :)</p>
<p>Not for me :)</p>
<p>Oh, my. At a buffet once I was helping myself to a bit of jellied 'salad' and someone across the table from me said, 'You're betraying your prairie heritage.' Since I am indeed from the prairies, I had never realized that's the only place something that's mainly Jello and Cool Whip would be considered a salad. And chocolate bars??!!<br>In fairness, until not so long ago, fresh vegetables were a pretty seasonable thing on the prairies. And this is probably not bad, although I'd think of it more as dessert...</p>
<p>Yeah, I know a lot of people consider it a dessert, I think I'm just used to seeing it sit out with all the other foods (including other fruit salads) so I've always considered it a side :)</p>
<p>Thanks :)</p>
<p>This needs mini-marshmallows and/or maraschino cherries!</p>
<p>I debated mini marshmallows, but ultimately left them out. I'll have to try them next time :)</p>
My mothers friend from work made this a few weeks ago and it was delicious
<p>That's great!</p>
<p>Going to try this</p>
<p>Good to hear!</p>
<p>Nice and healthy(!)..... or at least nice :)</p>
<p>It has apples!</p>
<p>Hehehehe ... never heard that before </p>
<p>It should definetly become more popular :)</p>
<p>Finally a salad which fits my taste! :D</p>
<p>Same here :)</p>
<p>oh my god. This looks so good that I am sure there are some states where this is illegal. Going to try this</p>
<p>You should try it! These pictures show the first and only time I've ever made this salad. So easy, I got it right the first time :)</p>
<p>I have one of those apple slicers so no excuse not to make this salad</p>
<p>This is my kind of salad! </p>
<p>Definitely me too :) It does have apples in it, so that makes it healthy, right?</p>

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