Snickers Apple Salad

SNICKERS APPLE SALAD is a favorite recipe to bring to potlucks, BBQs, and family gatherings here in the Midwest. It’s loaded with tart apples, candy bars, and tossed in a creamy mixture of Cool Whip and pudding. You can’t go wrong!

Snickers Apple Salad is a favorite snack, side dish, or dessert at potlucks and get-togethers in the Midwest. We love that creamy dressing! #caramel #apple #fall #recipe

I still remember the first time someone showed up to a get-together at my mama’s house with a Caramel Apple Salad.

I asked what the bowl of goo was and when they replied that it was Snickers Salad, I was highly concerned.

Who puts candy bars in a salad?

Of course, I was down to try it. Snickers are life and I’m not scared of a little chocolate with my dinner.

Instantly hooked.

This isn’t a salad salad…this is a dessert salad. Something the Midwest just knows how to do right. Y’all are gonna love this one if you haven’t had it before!

How to make caramel apple salad:

This recipe is beyond simple! You’ll start with a handful of ingredients: tart apples (we prefer Granny Smith), chopped up Snickers candy bars, vanilla pudding mix, milk, and Cool Whip!

Don’t hate on me about the Cool Whip or the pudding mix. They have their place and that place is in this caramel apple salad. ๐Ÿ˜‰

ingredients for snickers apple salad in glass bowl

Whisk together the milk and pudding mix until it’s starting to set. Fold in the whipped topping.

Add in your chopped apples and chopped candy bars. Easy peasy, friends.

Stir it all together and pop it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve!

We love that this doubles as a side dish or dessert. I mean – it’s definitely dessert, but in the Midwest we serve it with dinner. ?

If you want to move here, I don’t blame you.

How long does Snickers Apple Salad last?

This apple Snickers salad recipe is best served the day it’s made. The apples start to get soft and release liquid if you let it sit for too long.

You can serve the second day as well, but the apples won’t be quite as crisp or the dressing quite as thick after day 1.

snicker apple salad in glass bowl

More potluck recipes to try:

The crockpot is a favorite tool for potlucks – makes it so easy to keep your dish warm and portable! My crockpot mac and cheese and crockpot hashbrown casserole are perfect for serving a crowd!

Cold salads always go over well! My mama’s classic macaroni salad is a hit, this Italian pasta salad is packed with goodies, and my baked potato salad is always the first to go.

This broccoli salad recipe is a nice twist from the classic version. For more veggies, this veggie pizza is always a winner.

snicker apple salad in glass bowl
5 from 2 votes

Snickers Apple Salad

Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Servings: 12
Course: Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday recipes, potluck recipes
Calories: 219 kcal

This creamy fruit salad is loaded with tart apples and caramel candy bars.


  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix 3.4 ounces
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 5 large Granny Smith apples chopped
  • 4 full-sized Snickers candy bars chopped


  1. Add the pudding mix and milk to a large mixing bowl and whisk well to combine.

  2. Let pudding set for about 2 minutes to thicken slightly.

  3. Use a rubber spatula to fold the whipped topping into the pudding mixture.

  4. Add the apples and candy bars to the bowl and stir to coat.

  5. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

  6. This recipe is best served within 24 hours as the apples will begin to lose their crispness.

Recipe Notes

Add addtional chopped candy bars on top or drizzle with caramel sauce for a prettier presentation.ย 

Nutrition Facts
Snickers Apple Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 221mg6%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 163IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.