Snicker Salad recipe is the perfect dessert for your next potluck. Whether serving this to your family or a crowd, it’s always a 5-star recipe!
Table of Contents
What is Snicker Salad?
Unlike a traditional green salad, Snickers Salad is a dessert salad made with apples, whipped cream, and peanuts and when combined (especially with candy bars) it tastes like a caramel apple.
You’ll find many variations (like the traditional taffy apple salad) in church cookbooks, but this one is my favorite!
Much like a fruit salsa, you’ll love the sweetness of this classic side dish recipe!
- Just 10 minutes to prep this recipe!
- Chopped Snickers candy bars are folded into the fruit and whipped cream mixture.
- A chilled dessert salad is always a hit in summertime!
Be sure to grab a few extra tubs of Cool Whip so you make our delicious Cool Whip Cookies next.
- Egg – This helps with the texture of the salad, but you can omit it if you prefer. If so, there’s no need to heat the sugar mixture.
- Cool Whip – Use thawed Cool Whip from a tub or substitute Homemade Whipped Cream. Our homemade cool whip works fantastic too.
- Apples – We love using a variety of red (gala or honeycrisp) and green apples in this recipe, but use whichever kind you love. And no need to peel the apples!
- Pineapple – A large can of crushed pineapple (drained) works great for this recipe and gets well incorporated. Feel free to use a can of pineapple chunks if you’d like a chunkier texture.
- Snickers Bars – You need 3 full size candy bars that are chopped up for this recipe. I use original Snickers but feel free to mix it up with your favorite Snickers variety or even try a different candy bar.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Whisk and heat. Combine the sugar, egg, vinegar and flour together in a small saucepan. Heat until thickened, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
Fold and chill. Fold the apples and pineapple into the cooled sugar mixture and stir to combine. Add the Cool Whip and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Add and serve. Add the peanuts and chopped candy bars and mix well. Serve and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
- All the egg mixture to thicken in the saucepan for about 5-10 minutes. Be sure to let it cool completely before you add the fruit and Cool Whip.
- For extra creaminess, you can add a package of vanilla pudding mix to the cooled sugar mixture to make a creamier salad, much like this Watergate Salad recipe.
- Refrigerate the Snicker Salad for at least 1 hour so everything gets well chilled.
- Wait until serving to add the peanuts and candy bar pieces. This ensures they stay crunchy and delicious.
Yes, this salad can be made in the morning and eaten that evening. It is best served the same day, as it can get watery and the apples may brown. Be sure to wait to add the peanuts and Snickers bars right before serving.
Sure! Instead of apple and pineapple, you could try this salad with grapes and cherries or try with a fruit cocktail mix.
Store the salad, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. However, it’s best the day that it’s made.
I don’t recommend freezing Snickers Salad.
More Potluck Recipes
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Broccoli Salad
- Potato Salad Recipe
- Jiffy Corn Casserole
- Lemon Jello Salad
- Chinese Ramen Slaw
- Rice Krispie Treats
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large pasteurized egg optional
- 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 4 cups apples diced
- 1 can crushed pineapple, drained 20 ounce
- 8 ounce Cool Whip thawed
- 1 ½ cup salted peanuts
- 3 full size Snickers bars diced
- In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar, egg, vinegar and flour.
- Heat egg mixture over medium heat and whisk it constantly until thickens. This will take 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
- 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 snickers bars. Enjoy!
- Make Ahead. This salad can be made in the morning and eaten that evening. It is best served the same day, as it can get watery and keeps the apples from turning brown. Be sure to wait to add the peanuts and snickers bars right before serving.
- Creamier! Some people opt to add a package of vanilla or butterscotch pudding mix to the cooled sugar mixture to make a creamier salad, much like this Watergate Salad recipe.
- Apples. We love a variety of red/green versions, but use what you love. And no need to peel them either!