Easy Taffy Apple Salad Recipe

Treat your dinner guests or potluck friends and family to an Easy Taffy Apple Salad recipe. Made with apples, pineapple, whipped cream, peanuts & more. 

Potlucks are all about the varieties of salads. From our favorite Broccoli Salad recipe to the all-American Potato Salad. What’s your favorite?

Taffy apple salad in a bowl with peanuts, whipped cream, and pineapple.

Why this Recipe Works

It’s funny how different food we make evokes certain memories. My son, asks me to make this salad all the time. For him, it reminds him of family barbeques and potlucks with all my extended family! 

My Aunt Carol 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!

There’s a secret ingredient that takes your typical taffy apple salad from good….to “superior.”

How to make Taffy Apple Salad

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg, vinegar, and flour.

In a small saucepan, heat egg mixture over medium heat and whisk it constantly until thickens. This will take 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

Chop apples into bite sized pieces. Add diced apples with drained pineapple to the cooled sugar mixture.

Stir everything together completely.

Fold in Cool Whip and refrigerate for at least one hour or until ready to serve.

Right before serving, add peanuts. ENJOY!

PRO TIP: Take it to the next level and add some Snickers Bars for a fun Snicker Salad recipe!

Spoonful of taffy apple salad being scooped out of blue bowl.

What kind of apples should I use in Apple Salad

I like to use a combination of red and green apples. So pick your favorite varieties.

The sweetness from a red apple (like Honeycrisp, Gala, or Fuji) pairs beautifully with the tartness of a green Granny Smith!

Can Taffy Apple Salad be made ahead of time

Yes. Kinda.

Taffy Apple Salad can get watery the longer it sits. I recommend making and eating this salad on the same day. You could make it in the morning to have at dinnertime though!

If you want to cut some time, you could dice the apples the night before and toss them with the pineapple (this will keep them from getting brown). Then the next day, add the remaining ingredients at least an hour before serving.

Salad with peanuts, apples, whipped cream, and pineapple.

More Potluck Recipes

My family loves hosting potluck meals. It’s a chance for all our friends and family to gather, without anyone feeling stressed about providing all the food.

Plus, with a potluck, I always encourage people to bring a dish that they know their family enjoys. This way if there’s nothing else on the table your picky eater likes, at least your food is a winner to them.

Healthy and light, this fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad is a delicious summer side dish! 

This Loaded Potato Salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser. I can tell you it definitely was a hit with my family!

This Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole recipe is true comfort food. Made with frozen hash browns and plenty of cheese, I can guarantee your family is going to enjoy this one!

Easy, 4 ingredient Pistachio Fluff Salad, also known simply as Pistachio Salad! Best served with friends and family, this recipe makes a great potluck dish!

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Yield: 12 servings

Taffy Apple Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Treat your dinner guests or potluck friends and family to an Easy Taffy Apple Salad recipe. Made with apples, pineapple, whipped cream, peanuts & more. 


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups apples, diced
  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 8 ounce Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 ½ cup salted peanuts


  1. In large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg, vinegar and flour.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat egg mixture over medium heat and whisk it constantly until thickens. This will take 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  3. Fold in chopped apples and drained pineapple. Stir together.
  4. Fold in Cool Whip and refrigerate one hour or until ready to serve.
  5. Right before serving add peanuts (and candy bars if desired). Enjoy!


  • If not using the egg, no need to heat the mixture.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 24gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on April 24, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. My Mom made this at holidays and now I do. I do not know why one would need to pasteurize the egg as you will be cooking it enough before adding to salad. Pasteurizing an egg only takes about 3 mins at about 140 degrees.
    We serve it with dinner but in all honestly most of us eat it more as a dessert

  2. I have never heard of this salad either but apparently some people have been eating for years in their family! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I love that you can add all these toppings to the salad.

  3. Had this at a potluck a little while ago, and didn’t have leftovers, which truly shows how great it is!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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,

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

  8. 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:-)

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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