Candy Bar Apple Salad

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 

1 comment:

  1. Oh, YUMMY!
    Only thing I would switch would be the snicker bars (something with less nut chunks)for Milky Way or something else that has no nuts; Twix, KitKat,3 Musketeers, or maybe butterfinger might be good as well.(I know, they all contain some sort of nut ingredient but nothing with big chunks) Shoot, I just may try a variety :}


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