Snickers Salad



It’s not my favorite food group.

I eat it because you’re supposed to.

BUT I also have to say when I eat salad, I generally load it up with things like cheese, and bacon and ranch dressing, which I’m guessing might cancel out all the salady aspects.

I’m doing my best people.

Also, the only lettuce I like is iceberg.  If I’m going out on a limb I might choose some romaine.

Those fancy “leafy greens” aren’t making it to my plate.

I made the executive decision to banish leafy greens from my life.

And please, I don’t judge you for eating them, so hold your judgement at my choice to put them in a permanent time out.

I gave them a shot.

They failed.

End of story.


BUT there might just be a new salad in my life.

Scratch that.  There IS a new salad in my life.

Iceberg has been replaced.

By Snickers.

Yes, this is real life.

Snickers Salad.

I first saw this insanity a few years ago on my friend Bridget’s site.

Bridget, being the ladylike girl she is, used tons of apples in her salad.
I’m not quite as dainty.
I’m a more stick to your ribs, kinda girl.

So I changed it up a little…because fruit, like leafy greens, really has no place in salad.


In my version you’ll need cream cheese, powdered sugar, Whipped Topping, Snickers, marshmallows and fine, a few apples.
Photobucket Mix your cream cheese and powdered sugar until it’s smooth and creamy.
Photobucket Fold in your Whipped Topping.
Photobucket Chop up some Snickers…
Photobucket And the two apples, skin and all…
Photobucket Then fold all that and your marshmallows into your cream cheese mixture.
Photobucket That’s totally it.
Photobucket Salad finally became cool.


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Snickers Salad
makes 8 servings
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (8oz) tub Whipped Topping, thawed (Cool Whip)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (11.18 oz) bag of "fun size" Snickers, about 18 bars, chopped
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, washed and small diced
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  1. Mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  2. Fold in thawed whipped topping.
  3. Then fold in Snickers, apples and marshmallows.
  4. Chill for one hour before serving.
store refrigerated in an air tight container for up to 2 days


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May 20, 2012 5:25 pm

This looks AMAZING!

May 20, 2012 5:33 pm

Bringing salad to a whole new level!!

May 20, 2012 6:06 pm

This really sounds like something Buddy the elf would eat.

March 9, 2013 12:09 pm

Hi, I saw your comment, how funny…Elf is one of our favorite Christmas time movies….

May 20, 2012 6:07 pm

This really sounds like something Buddy the elf would eat. Just missing syrup.

May 20, 2012 6:14 pm

I grew up on this stuff at summer bbq’s and potlucks. My mom and grandma made some mean Snickers salad back in the day. Yours brings back great memories!

May 20, 2012 6:22 pm

Sounds easy and delicious. Just may have to make this next weekend!

May 20, 2012 6:33 pm

Can I just say — that top photo is the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen! I got so distracted by it I almost forgot to read the rest of the post.

May 20, 2012 6:37 pm

Isn’t the combination of snickers and apples amazing in a salad? I’ve been making a slightly different version of this I found several years ago and it’s really addicting! This sounds fabulous!

May 20, 2012 6:40 pm



I’m not gonna lie, I totally freaked out ahen I saw green in your Snickers Salad. Green and snickers…no. But apples I can do. This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

May 20, 2012 7:33 pm

Oh, I have to share this one with my facebook page peeps! My father was a HUGE snickers fan. We celebrate his birthday every year by eating one…or two or three. Now I can say I’m celebrating in a healthy way. 😀

May 20, 2012 7:39 pm

This is definitely one of our favorite ways to eat salad. Drizzle some caramel ice cream topping on there, too. :)

May 20, 2012 7:44 pm

Our family loves Snicker Salad, it’s all every family gathering. We do ours a bit differently and use instant pudding instead of the powdered sugar and cream cheese.


Shelly, i LOVE snickers salad! I made it for my friends bridal shower once and it was a HIT! everyone loved it. I threw some pecans in mine too.

May 20, 2012 8:52 pm

YES! A salad I can get down with.

May 20, 2012 8:57 pm

Wow! I used to think Pistachio Salad that we have at family dinners was a dessert salad, but this is a DESSERT salad and it sounds amazing!

May 20, 2012 9:10 pm

I adore this salad. It is in one of my mother-in-laws old church cookbooks and I have had it jotted down for so long but have never made it at home. It’s such a treat though. This is definitely a salad I am on board for!

May 20, 2012 9:31 pm

Yum! I’ve made this before, but it didn’t have marshmallows.

May 20, 2012 10:21 pm

This is most definitely my kind of salad…move on over spinach! No room here for you!!! I love this salad more than I should every time I make it:-)

May 20, 2012 10:34 pm

Oh my goodness! This is my new favorite salad :) …I may have to eat salad every day now!

May 20, 2012 10:44 pm

I had to laugh at you and your fruit-in-baked-goods aversion. At least we can agree on our mutual love of snickers!

May 20, 2012 10:49 pm

My favorite salad is loaded with fried chicken. So, yeah… probably not super healthy either 😉

This salad looks great!! I made a similar salad with Samoas Cookies instead of snickers and it worked! –just imagine the possibilities! All the stuff you could coat in cream cheese and cool whip and then call SALAD!!! It’s just a brilliant recipe.

May 20, 2012 10:51 pm

PS- have you seen the GIANT snickers bars? Like, the size of your arm kind of giant?? They’re called “Slice and Share” and I keep seeing them at CVS. I’m sure you could do something amazing with that thing…

May 20, 2012 11:50 pm

It’s like taffy apple salad only better.
I can’t wait to give it try. This looks perfect for summer BBQ season!

May 21, 2012 12:01 am

A tip for this salad, is to freeze the mini snickers bars first, then put them in a zip lock bag and then break them apart with a hammer or meat tenderizer. It’s much easier than trying to cut them up and them getting all “melty”. Also throw a little lemon juice and water in a bowl, toss the apple slices in there, and then they wont go brown.

May 21, 2012 12:58 am

I’m looking for a cute apple cookie or blue bird cookie to make for an up coming party and came across your site. To my surprise I read salad.. WHAT?..then I saw snickers in a salad. I just had to read what this was about..glad I did. :-) Thanks for a salad recipe I’m sure the kids will like..even the big ones!

May 21, 2012 9:00 am

I mean, a girl needs a salad every now and then…it’s a detox thing.

{{Thanks for the link love!}}

May 21, 2012 9:07 am

that totally has to be on my plate and SOON.


May 21, 2012 9:13 am

Almost like a loaded caramel apple in a bowl!!!

May 21, 2012 9:44 am

My favorite kind of salad in the whole wide world!!!!

May 21, 2012 9:48 am

Sounds healthy to me!!

May 21, 2012 10:18 am

Haha…this is awesome! I’ll eat my salad today if it is this! 😉

May 21, 2012 11:48 am

This is awesome, I’ve never seen anything like it! Who WOULDN’T love this salad?!

May 21, 2012 1:15 pm

I saw this on Pinterest and have been thinking about it ever since. This must happen soon!

May 21, 2012 1:35 pm

Trouble maker! Just when I was getting used to a nice green salad, along comes snicker salad. Green salad will always look second-rate compared to this. :)


I grew up with this salad being at every potluck and event I attended. I haven’t had it in years!!


Whoa now, this salad I can get behind! It looks delicious, yet far too healthy with that apple in there, hah! 😉 Thanks for sharing. Also, I’m having a ChicWrap giveaway today that you should enter!

May 21, 2012 3:13 pm

Wow a snickers salad! Who knew life could be even more awesome?! This is such a fun recipe and a twist on the fruit salad I always remember being brought to Thanksgiving.

May 21, 2012 5:09 pm

I Love, Love, Love your site…and your humor…and all the wonderful recipe’s. My hubs, like you, wiill definitely eat this salad, if for nothing else but the snickers! Thank you for sharing!

May 21, 2012 5:54 pm

I made this salad for a party a couple of years ago and everyone loved it! (I didn’t tell them what was in it, I just let it be a surprise!)

Kathy Linklater
May 21, 2012 8:16 pm

You crack me up.

May 21, 2012 9:06 pm

I am a leafy green kind of salad girl, but even I have to admit that this looks crazy good! Thanks for sharing!

May 21, 2012 9:32 pm

My mom and grandma still love making this for barbecues and its always a hit! LOVE! :)

May 21, 2012 10:11 pm

Hahaha oh my gosh, I love my veggies, but THIS salad does sound pretty freaking incredible!!!

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm

Seriously? You’re killing me!!! Mega yum!!!

May 21, 2012 11:31 pm

It’s got apples and it’s a salad, so it’s A-OK to eat before the main dish, right? :)


now that kind of salad I could eat!

May 22, 2012 2:48 pm

i had my doubts the first time i ate this, but it is MARVELOUS!

May 22, 2012 3:49 pm


May 22, 2012 5:28 pm

I think we might be soul mates. This is something I would totally come up with!