I brought this salad to a baby shower for a girl. It was a crowd-pleaser!
Baby Shower Salad
This apple salad is a crowd-pleaser that is perfect for a baby shower. People in my world call this "Snicker salad," and it is a combination of apples, whipped cream, vanilla pudding, Snickers candy bars, Milky Way candy bars, lemon juice, ginger ale, cinnamon and raspberry extract.
- 2 packages Dream Whip
- 1/2 teaspoon raspberry extract
- 2 drops red food coloring
- 1 package instant vanilla pudding
- 16 ounces non-dairy whipped topping
- 8 apples, peeled and sliced
- 1 bag Snickers minis, sliced in half
- 1 bag Milky Way minis, sliced in half
- 3 cups ginger ale
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Make Dream Whip according to the package instructions. Optional: add pink food coloring and raspberry extract.
- Cut apples. Slice into chunks. Dip into ginger ale mixture. Drain.
- Cut candy bars into half-inch pieces.
- Fold all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Note: I knew that I needed to dip the apples in something that would keep them from oxidizing too much. I had heard that ginger ale makes a good dip, so I dipped the apples into a mixture of ginger ale plus lemon juice and cinnamon. The cinnamon clung to the apples and added a bit of spicy flavor, which I really enjoyed, but if you aren't a fan, simply dip the apples in ginger ale and lemon juice.
Photo Guide: Preparing the Apples
Photo Guide: Assembling the Salad
Salad for Days
Needless to say, I had salad left over. My husband decided he wanted some chocolate bar chunks, so I fished out a bowlful of them for him. I took a bowl of whipped cream apple chunks in my lunch. Between the two of us, we managed to eat most of the remaining salad.
It was delicious. The sweetness from the candy bars mixed with the tartness of the apples is just perfect. The flavors of the raspberry, cinnamon, and whipped cream all merged together in a yummy treat.
You Can Make It Any Color You Want!
Since I was going to be attending a baby shower for a girl, I colored my Dream Whip pink by using a mix of red food coloring and raspberry extract. The raspberry extract gave it an extra bit of fruity flavor.
You could just as easily make this salad blue, green, purple, etc. It's up to you!
Do Yourself a Favor and Get an Apple Slicer/Corer/Peeler!
I have an all-in-one apple slicer/corer/peeler unit that clamps on to a cutting board that my son designed to sit across the top of my sink. The apple peels are collected in a bowl in the sink.
The peeler has a fork, a cutter, and a crank. You take the apple, poke the fork into the stem end, and start to crank. The apple turns, the knife cuts into the side of the apple and removes the skin in a long strip. The center cuts the core out of the apple, so the seeds remain on the fork. As it turns, it slices the apple. It is a long, continuous spiral—but then, you set it on its side and cut the apple slices crossways into smaller pieces, giving you basic chunks.
© 2019 Char Milbrett
Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on September 14, 2019:
Linda Crampton, thanks for commenting. I'm surprised that this is a new salad
I hadn't heard of it before, but didn't realize others hadn't either. It is a yummy salad.
Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 13, 2019:
I like the idea of mixing apples, pieces of candy bars, and whipped cream very much. It's unusual, but I think the salad would be delicious.
Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on September 13, 2019:
Louise Powles, thank you for your comment. I hadn't had it before, either.
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on September 13, 2019:
I've never heard of a salad like this before, but it sounds really interesting and tasty. I must try this!