Taffy Apple Salad

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It’s funny how different food we make evokes certain memories. My son, who is 15, asks me to make this salad all the time. For him, it reminds him of family barbeques. With all my extended family! I have the most awesome family and we love to have a good time and good food!

My Aunt Carol (HI!!) gave me this recipe, and according to my son, “she makes the best taffy apple salad.” He has tried it at many other potlucks and gatherings, but always comes back saying that his Aunt Carol’s is superior!

Here’s what I noticed that might make a difference: Aunt Carol’s recipe uses egg, cider vinegar, flour and sugar as sort of a roux to thicken up the salad (see note at end of recipe). I have to agree with my son, it rocks!

You can also go one step further and make “Candy Apple Salad” by adding in some chopped Snicker’s bars. I love it both ways! I hope you enjoy this too! Bring it to your next family gathering and build some new memories around a beloved dish! Enjoy!

Taffy Apple Salad

by Shugary Sweets
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6-8)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 4 cup apples, peeled and diced
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  • 12 bite sized Snicker bars, chopped (optional)
Instructions
In large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg, vinegar and flour. Fold in chopped apples and drained pineapple. Stir together.
Fold in Cool Whip and refrigerate one hour or until ready to serve.
Right before serving add peanuts (and candy bars if desired). Enjoy!
**yes, this recipe has raw egg. Consume at your own risk, so far I've survived.
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15 Responses to “Taffy Apple Salad”

  1. posted Apr 25, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I just posted a Cool Whip recipe yesterday! And I grew up eating this recipe that you just posted, sans raw egg. What did my mom call this…gosh, I don’t know. But she made this. With Snickers, apples, pineapple, yep..I have eaten TONS of this stuff. So good!

  2. posted Apr 26, 2012 at 12:30 am

    This sounds fabulous – I wish I had the ingredients to throw it together right now.

  3. posted Apr 26, 2012 at 12:59 am

    I had never heard of apple salad until Ashton posted one a few weeks back. This one looks AMAZING. I need to make apple salad, I think it’ll be come my favorite salad, ha!

  4. posted Apr 26, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Snickers in a salad. Yep, everyday for sure. This looks terrific! Come visit. We have some wonderful things to share this week.

  5. posted Apr 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I puffy heart love snickers apple salad!! I have never tried the egg version though…not sure I could do it with a raw egg in it. Although I eat cookie dough all the time, so I guess I really could:-)

  6. posted Apr 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I never heard of Taffy Apple Salad before, but I know I would love it! Great recipe!!!

  7. posted Apr 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    This sounds and looks amazing!

  8. posted Apr 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Very interesting – I enjoy taffy, but I can’t imagine a “salad”. It looks tasty, though!

  9. posted Apr 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Sounds so delicious!

  10. posted Apr 27, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Hi Aimee,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I this I just found my new favorite salad for the summer! This looks so refreshing and with the cut up snickers it could be dessert as well. Thanks for sharing.

    Can’t wait to see what you link up next week.

    Have a great week,
    Michelle

  11. posted Apr 27, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Yum! Love Snickers with apples!

  12. posted May 1, 2012 at 3:21 am

    This looks really delicious. I was intrigued by the name. And now I’ve just been distracted by your Nutella No Bake Cookies. Wondering if I have enough Nutella and other ingredients to make them NOW!

  13. Anonymous
    posted Sep 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    We have the same recipe in my family, except first we combine the sugar, egg, vinegar, and flour in a saucepan and stir them over medium heat until the mixture thickens. Then refrigerate until cool before adding to the salad. This way avoids the raw egg.

  14. FYI
    posted Nov 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    This should be added to the recipe: The first 4 ingredients need to be cooked on medium heat while whisking until a thick pudding develops. Cool this pudding down and then fold into the coolwhip. You should not be eating a raw egg in this.

  15. posted Aug 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I love making this! Definitely a favorite with my family.

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