In certain areas of the country, the word “salad” means something very different than a plate of leafy greens and other veggies.
In the deep South, a “salad” is frequently a concoction made from ample amounts of mayonaisse and vegetables or meat. In the Midwest, “salad” can refer to a sweet dish better suited for the dessert course than a side for your entree.
This gem is called “Snickers Bar Salad,” and the base recipe is remarkable for both its brief ingredient list and the dubious combination of candy bars and apples.
Snickers Bar Salad
2 c. marshmallows
6 Snickers bars
1 container Cool Whip
1. Cut up apples and SNICKERS® bars; mix in marshmallows and Cool Whip.
Here’s an updated version of the “classic” recipe, that includes the addition of caramel and pudding instead of Cool Whip.
6 regular size Snickers Candy Bars
4 medium apples, I used Red Delicious
1 (5.1 oz.) package Vanilla Instant Pudding, dry, do not prepare
½ cup milk
1 (16 oz.) tub cool whip, thawed to room temp
½ cup caramel ice cream topping
1. Whisk vanilla pudding packet, ½ cup milk and cool whip together until well combined.
2. Chop up apples and Snickers into bite size pieces.
3. Stir chopped apples and Snickers into pudding mixture.
4. Place in a large bowl and drizzle with caramel ice cream topping.
5. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
You can adjust the recipe however you’d like. Common variations include the addition of fruit such as bananas or pineapple, sour cream, cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and even mayonnaise.
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