RECIPE: Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

Pitmaster Jimi James



by Pitmaster Jimi James



It’s September now, and we are slowly saying “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to fall (which in case you didn’t know is the best season of the four we have). Apples, pumpkin pies, trick-or-treat, leaves changing, and more desserts–what’s not to love???

Well, Snickers just happens to be my favorite candy bar of all time.


So any time I can eat one, or make something from one, I’m all for it!

Remember kids, chocolate starts as a bean, that means chocolate is technically a vegetable. So eat plenty of chocolate every day!!! (Please don’t send me hate mail . . . Chocolate starts as a bean, look it up!!!!)

So this time, we are gonna make a dessert that incorporates apples and Snickers into one dessert!  Now this salad may not technically be a salad, but hey, we’re here for the sweetness, not the health.

Make this for a fall dessert, birthday parties, baby showers, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.  When others are bringing pies, cakes and cobblers, you are sure to be a hit at your party or dinner when you arrive with this sweet treat.

If you love Snickers and apples, you will realize this recipe is AWESOME!!!! It’s super easy, and you can whip it up in about 10 minutes and then chill it until it’s ready to serve.  It’s a great dessert salad that combines different textures and flavors.  The best part is, you can play around with the recipe and add, or subtract, what you like, or don’t like, and completely make it your own.


Here is what we’re gonna need:


  • 6 regular Snickers bars (4 for the salad and 2 for sauce)
  • 4 medium-sized apples (Red Delicious or Granny Smith are great.)
  • 1 (5.1 oz.) package vanilla instant pudding, dry
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 (16 oz.) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • ½ cup caramel ice cream topping


First thing we’re gonna do is pour the dry instant vanilla pudding into a bowl. Add ½ cup cold milk–the colder, the better– and for desserts, I prefer whole milk. Keep the 2% for everyday use.  We want rich and creamy for decadent desserts.

Whisk the milk and pudding mix together.


Next, you’re going to add the 16-ounce tub of Cool Whip to the pudding mix and whisk until thoroughly combined.

Now, go ahead and pop this in the fridge until we’re done with the next step.

Cool Whip

Next, chop 4 of the Snickers bars and the apples into bite-size pieces.

[NOTE: Please make sure you remove the apple core before chopping the apples, or you won’t like this dessert.  Apple seeds contain cyanide, and you don’t want to make anyone sick.  You want them talking about how great this was.]

Snicker Salad


Stir the apples and Snickers bars into the pudding mixture and transfer from your mixing bowl to a casserole dish or a 9×13 pan.

The last part of this recipe is this: Chop the last 2 Snickers bars and put in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 10 seconds at a time until the Snickers are completely melted.  Now, drizzle the melted Snickers over top of our dessert, PLUS take that caramel sauce and drizzle it over top of our dessert too.

Now, pop this in the fridge for an hour or two before serving. Enjoy!!!!

Snicker Salad Finished Product

Stay hungry, my friends.  Until next time…



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