Apple Salad With Snickers and Milky Way Candy Bars

Updated on September 14, 2019
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I brought this salad to a baby shower for a girl. It was a crowd-pleaser!

Apple salad with Snickers and Milky Way candy bars
Apple salad with Snickers and Milky Way candy bars

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, Snickers candy bars, Milky Way candy bars, lemon juice, ginger ale, cinnamon and raspberry extract.

Pink for a Girl

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.

For the apples, I knew that I needed to dip them 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.

I also used vanilla pudding and a large tub of non-dairy whipped topping, as well.

Apple Slicer

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. After I pulled the apple from the cutter, I dipped them slightly in the ginger ale mixture. Then I drained them in a colander so they weren't soaking wet when I added them to my salad bowl.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Make Dream Whip according to the package instructions. Optional: add pink food coloring and raspberry extract.
  2. Cut apples. Slice into chunks. Dip into ginger ale mixture. Drain.
  3. Cut candy bars into half-inch pieces.
  4. Fold all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Photo Guide: Preparing the Apples

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attach to boardpull back fork and insert apple on prongspush apple up to cutterstart turning crankapple gets peeled and sliced and cored in one easy swoopremove apple, core stays on prongsdip in ginger ale, lemon juice, cinnamon mixturecut into chunksdrain
attach to board
attach to board
pull back fork and insert apple on prongs
pull back fork and insert apple on prongs
push apple up to cutter
push apple up to cutter
start turning crank
start turning crank
apple gets peeled and sliced and cored in one easy swoop
apple gets peeled and sliced and cored in one easy swoop
remove apple, core stays on prongs
remove apple, core stays on prongs
dip in ginger ale, lemon juice, cinnamon mixture
dip in ginger ale, lemon juice, cinnamon mixture
cut into chunks
cut into chunks
drain
drain

Photo Guide: Assembling the Salad

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Start by folding in some apples.Fold in some candy bars.Make sure coated.Add more apples. Fold and coat.Done. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Start by folding in some apples.
Start by folding in some apples.
Fold in some candy bars.
Fold in some candy bars.
Make sure coated.
Make sure coated.
Add more apples. Fold and coat.
Add more apples. Fold and coat.
Done. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Done. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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.

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      • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

        Char Milbrett 

        5 weeks ago from Minnesota

        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.

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        Linda Crampton 

        5 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        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.

      • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

        Char Milbrett 

        5 weeks ago from Minnesota

        Louise Powles, thank you for your comment. I hadn't had it before, either.

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        Louise Powles 

        5 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

        I've never heard of a salad like this before, but it sounds really interesting and tasty. I must try this!

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