Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Salad

I love making this salad at Christmas time because it works for me!!  Like my appetizers,  it is simple to make when you are making things for a party.  It can be made the night before and there are no worries(other than you eating before the party!) that it won't still look yummy for the party!  It is one of those salads where you begin to wonder if it should be a dessert or a salad! Well there is fruit in it right!!?? AND there is milk! So it must be just a salad!

I love the taste of this salad!  To me it tastes like creamy carmel apples that are A LOT easier to eat!  This is a salad that is liked by all!!  Even my hubby who doesn't like eating "combination foods" will eat this salad!  Also using green and red apples makes it look soooo festive. 

**photo courtesy of Taste of Home

Apple Snicker Salad

4 Granny Smith Apples, cored & chopped
4 Red Delicious Apples, cored & chopped
6 Snicker bars(2.7oz), chopped
1 (12 ounces) Cool Whip
1 (6 oz pkg) Vanilla Pudding
2 1/2 cups milk

In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Fold in apples and candy bars. Refrigerate until serving. 

Notes: Using slightly frozen Snicker bars helps in the chopping of the bars! You can add more Snicker bars or more apples depending on how creamy you want it to be!  You can also make this without the pudding, by just chopping the apples, snicker bars and cool whip together!  In my opinion though it tastes better with the pudding!

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Also if you are looking for more holiday salad recipes, head over to Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles for the next stop on the holiday bloggy progressive dinner!


Lora @ my blessed life said...

Oh, I have had this yummy delight before and it's so good!

Ryann said...

drooling over my keyboard...
the guy I work with is drooling over my shoulder. he asked me to print this for him so he could make it to suprise his wife, he said it looks easy enough! maybe I'll make this for my weekend Christmas party!

Anonymous said...

Our school cooks got hugs every time they treated the teachers to this delish salad!

Anonymous said...

That is a favorite.

Linda said...

I've never had this before. It looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Okay, YUM! Why have I not heard of this before, I love granny smith apples, and snickers!
Thanks for sharing!

Kate @ A Simple Walk said...

Wow, I've never heard of this either! What a hit that would be in my house! We all love apples and snickers. I can't wait to try this.

Totallyscrappy said...

My kids love apple snicker salad, but I just make it with granny smith apples, snickers and cool whip. I've got to add the vanilla pudding!