I don’t know the original source of this "Snickers" salad; but it was popular in a number of cook books I have read. Wikipedia says it is an Iowa recipe, right up there with Watergate salad, jello salads, glorified rice and hot dish! For those of you who aren't from Iowa, a hot dish is an old-fashioned term for a casserole dish suitable for a pot luck dinner or buffet. So I guess we're now a real Iowa blog, because we have now hit all of those recipes!
But this recipe is a sure favorite at get-togethers and potlucks…almost everyone, especially kids of all ages, will like it, and it’s certainly easy to make! It’s a good salad to make with leftover chocolate Halloween candy too. If you can't find the size candy bars called for, add up enough to make about 8 -9 ounces total. Choose your favorite fall eating apple. It can serve as a salad and dessert in one.
Candy Bar Apple Salad
1 1/2 cups cold milk
3 3/8 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix -- 1 package
8 ounces frozen whipped topping -- thawed
6 cups apples -- chopped (about 4 large)
4 Snickers candy bars (2.07 ounces each) -- cut into 1/2-inch pieces
In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Fold in apples and candy bars. Refrigerate until serving.
Yield: 12 servings