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.
PhotobucketMix your cream cheese and powdered sugar until it’s smooth and creamy.
PhotobucketFold in your Whipped Topping.
PhotobucketChop up some Snickers…
PhotobucketAnd the two apples, skin and all…
PhotobucketThen fold all that and your marshmallows into your cream cheese mixture.
PhotobucketThat’s totally it.
PhotobucketSalad finally became cool.


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Snickers Salad

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


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


75 Responses

  1. 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. πŸ˜€

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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:-)

  6. My favorite salad is loaded with fried chicken. So, yeah… probably not super healthy either πŸ˜‰

    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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. LishDish

    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. πŸ™‚ Thanks for a salad recipe I’m sure the kids will like..even the big ones!

  10. Jennifer

    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.

  11. Joetta

    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!

  12. Even though many people think salads are boring, there are plenty of ways to make a tasty salad that is still healthy. Keeping your salad healthy is the number one key. Adding too many calories in the form of salad dressing and cheese can make actually make your salad more unhealthy than eating a slice of cake. You want to find a good balance of healthy food ingredients that spice up the flavor of your salad without adding too many calories..

  13. Debra Kapellakis

    You had me at the get go “SNICKERS” , “SALAD” , OH OK, opposites attract! I get it but I didn’t! πŸ˜‰ WOW what a salad that is. Just right for my sugar tooth to sneak in a salad. lol…

  14. George Mackie

    I have made this dish quite a few times but I guess that wasn’t that tasty at all… I will try and follow your procedure….

  15. Shiloh

    So delicious! Made this today for our cookout! I made whipped cream instead of using the whipped topping. The cool whip really tastes gross.

  16. Sandra

    I’m fairly new to your page and I’m in love! Your recipes look so delicious and when I saw this one, I couldn’t believe the combination. I just have to try it. Just printed the recipe and purchased the ingredients. Your photos with each recipe are amazing. Any chance you could share where you got the plate and tea towel (green) in these shots? Thanks for sharing your time and recipes with us!!
    Sandra in NM*

  17. Crystal

    I made this delicious salad for a Memorial Day cookout and it was devoured. This is so good that I was actually happy it was all gone or I would have eaten every drop that was left. The apples really add to it. Definitely cannot skip chilling it before serving- makes it out of this world.

  18. So today is a marching band camp day. I took the girls a couple jumbo boxes of Drumsticks to share with their friends for dessert at lunch. Bonus Mom Points. Ate one myself for lunch on the way to the grocery store. Made a nice dinner for my hard working family and made this special salad to go with Mel’s Kitchen Cafe White Chicken and Spinach Lasagna. It will look lovely on the side. I chose a smaller Tupperware to store it in than I had made, because after I ate the Drumstick only for lunch, I thought I probably should eat a salad too. It was OK. πŸ˜‰ I can probably stand to eat some more for dinner.

  19. Making this for a play date tomorrow morning… can I make it tonight to bring (play date is at 10 am) or do I need to make it in the morning so the chocolate doesn’t run and the apples turn brown?

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