Introduction: Snickers Salad

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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

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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

Step 2: Prep

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I decided to start by cutting up my apples and Snickers. If you do this first, you do have the danger of the apples starting to brown before you mix them in your salad. To avoid this, I cut them up and threw them in a container of lemon juice and water. Even a day later the apple pieces I had leftover were still looking as fresh as when I cut them.

Cut the apple into slices (the apple slicer will do this for you easily) and then cut those slices into chunks. When you are cutting, keep in mind that you will be scooping this up, so cut them into slices you feel comfortable eating.

For the Snickers, again cut it the way you want it, but I cut it once lengthwise, and then cut them into pieces.

Step 3: Mix Pudding and Cool Whip

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Time to mix the base of your salad. I decided to start by mixing my milk and pudding together. Once they were mixed, I added in the Cool Whip. You should probably thaw it in the fridge for a few hours before you need it. I forgot, and it only thawed for about 15 minutes and that was still fine, so if you don't get a chance to thaw it, you should be fine, you just have to mix well.

Step 4: Finish the Salad

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To finish everything off, just throw in your cut up apples and Snickers. Mix it all up so everything is coated. At this point you'll have a good idea if you want more chunks or if you are happy as it is. This is when I decided to not add the 2 other apples I cut up and ended up cutting up the 5th Snickers bar.

Put it in a container and cool in the fridge. It seemed fine when I tasted it, but it just seemed like it tasted better after sitting in the fridge. It should keep for a couple days as long as the apples stay good. If you are concerned and you need it the next day, I suggest saving some of the Cool Whip instead of mixing it all in at once and mix that in right before serving. Just to try to fluff it up a bit.

Put on your toppings of choice and enjoy. I stuck with just caramel, but look around your kitchen and see what you find :)


VMarzeva (author)2016-12-05



chazortiz made it! (author)2016-11-27

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.

That is awesome! I didn't even think of caramel pudding (didn't even know that was a thing). Thanks for sharing :)

Sam Freeman (author)2016-11-15

This one's worth it for the name alone. I can't imagine needing to worry about this lasting more than a day :)

As long as you have the right crowd, it does seem to be popular :)

pawtanwar (author)2016-11-14

That's the most easiest and tastiest thing to make when you have a lot of guests at your house :)


HLightning11 (author)2016-11-14

After all...

Hahaha! Agreed :)

yrralguthrie (author)2016-11-13

Looks good, but sorta defeats the purpose of eating salad! :) :)

Not for me :)

dragon fllyer (author)2016-11-13

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??!!
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...

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 :)

ROBO HUB (author)2016-11-12


Thanks :)

canida (author)2016-11-11

This needs mini-marshmallows and/or maraschino cherries!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)canida2016-11-11

I debated mini marshmallows, but ultimately left them out. I'll have to try them next time :)

Slippery arm (author)2016-11-11

My mothers friend from work made this a few weeks ago and it was delicious

That's great!

GeekCrafterGirlz432 (author)2016-11-11


KelvinS29 (author)2016-11-11

Going to try this

Good to hear!

JonBuilds (author)2016-11-11

Nice and healthy(!)..... or at least nice :)

It has apples!

craftvideos (author)2016-11-11

Hehehehe ... never heard that before

It should definetly become more popular :)

nqtronix (author)2016-11-10

Finally a salad which fits my taste! :D

Same here :)

diy_bloke (author)2016-11-10

oh my god. This looks so good that I am sure there are some states where this is illegal. Going to try this

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 :)

diy_bloke (author)2016-11-10

I have one of those apple slicers so no excuse not to make this salad

seamster (author)2016-11-10

This is my kind of salad!

Definitely me too :) It does have apples in it, so that makes it healthy, right?

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