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Snickers Salad is a delectable dessert salad that can be done in just 10 minutes. A sweet treat that uses apples, marshmallow cream, cream cheese, and the king of candy bars (Snickers) to make something everybody will love

It’s an excellent sweet side dish for a potluck, family gatherings, a holiday dessert, or just when you want a comfort treat. Take a few minutes and throw together this easy, sweet Snickers Salad dessert today!

One serving of Snickers Salad in a white bowl with a jar of caramel behind it.
This is a delicious dessert salad. Give it a try.

🍫 What makes this recipe special?

If you are a fan of Snickers and apples, you are destined to enjoy this dessert. It is full of wonderful sweet flavors. 

Apples come in both sweet and tart flavors. It has a sweet binder made with cream cheese and whipped marshmallow fluff. Then, finally, all of the flavors of a Snickers bar.

This treat is full of great contrasting textures, as well. The apples bring some crispness to the dish. The cream cheese and whipped marshmallows bring creaminess to the plate. 

The wet ingredients add texture and serves as a binder for the entire dish. Chewy chunks of Snickers mix into the dish, bringing a unique contrast to the crispness of the apples. Perhaps the texture combination resembles a caramel apple, but there is so much more going on.

You don’t need a reason to serve this, but I have some events in mind for this Snickers apple salad. I imagine it as a dessert for Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas. Maybe it would be great for a potluck, as you can be pretty sure nobody else is making a Snickers salad. 

If you are looking for other exciting dessert salads, check out this Classic Jello Mandarin Orange SaladCoca-Cola Salad, or this Frog-eye Salad recipe. No matter what you make, make sure to treat yourself!

🍏 Ingredients

Well, Snickers is the obvious star of a Snickers Salad recipe. Still, there are a few other ingredients that pull this sweet recipe together.

One dish that contains the marshmallow puff and cream cheese, but two others that contain the apples and Snickers.
This is such an easy recipe and is almost as simple as mixing the stuff together!
  • Cream cheese
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Snickers bars
  • Delicious red apples
  • Granny smith apples
  • Caramel for topping (optional)

See the recipe card for quantities.

Marshmallow Fluff

I choose to use Marshmallow Creme, a marshmallow fluff brand. Use what you have, but Marshmallow Creme is widely available and reasonably priced.

Apples

Green and red apples are an excellent combination of flavors, tartness, and colors. While these are the best apples, it is ok to use what you have. 

Delicious Red Apples are available everywhere. While not my favorite apple to snack on, they are great for this recipe. And Granny Smith apples are such great tart apples for dessert applications. 

🍲 Instructions

This recipe is so simple. Mix up the fluff and softened cream cheese. 

Add in the chopped apples and snickers. Fold and mix.

Finally, and optionally, top with caramel. Finally, serve at your holiday party or at your dinner table. 

🤷 Substitutions and variations

There are a few ways that this can be changed up.

  • Apples – I recommend granny smith apples and delicious red apples, but use what you have. 
  • Cream cheese – Use full-fat cream cheese, but you can lighten this up a little using fat-free cream cheese.
  • Caramel – Caramel topping is optional.
  • Cool Whip – You could also top with Cool Whip.

📦 Storage

I would consider making this for any event you serve on the same day. In between preparation and serving, just store it in the refrigerator. While I wouldn’t leave this dish out for a day, it is sturdy and fine out of the fridge for several hours. Perfect for a potluck or picnic. 

I put it in the refrigerator and tried it the next day. It still tastes fine, but it just isn’t as good. It doesn’t look as good and needed to be stirred.

Don’t freeze this recipe.

🎓 Snickers History Tidbit

If you follow Ramshackle Pantry, you know I like to dive a bit into the history of my dishes. The star of this show is the Snickers, so I thought I would throw in a cool little tidbit about the history of the Snickers bar.

The Snickers bar was first released in 1930 by Mars. The story goes that the name Snickers was first held by the favorite racehorse of the family. They decided to give the title to the latest candy bar, and it stuck.

❓ FAQ

Can you make Snickers Salad ahead of time?

Yes, you can make a Dessert Snickers Salad ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it. 

How long does it take to make a Dessert Snickers Salad?

The preparation time for a Dessert Snickers Salad can vary, but it typically takes around 15 minutes to chop the ingredients and mix everything together. I recommend additional time to chill in the refrigerator before serving.

📝 Tips and tricks

  • If you want more Snickers flavor… add more snickers. You could even garnish the top with some snicker chunks or minis if you wanted.
  • Top with a caramel sauce, optionally.
  • This recipe does not keep super well as leftovers. It’s ok, but not great. I suggest using the same day. 
  • I leave the skin on the apples.
  • This recipe makes approximately 15 servings that are ½ cup in size. This is a great size if you are looking for a dessert or a sweet treat. If you are a hungry bunch, perhaps consider 1 cup per serving. 
Bowl of Snickers Salad that has been garnished with some caramel.
Give this tasty Snickers salad a try at your next holiday!

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One serving of Snickers Salad in a white bowl with a jar of caramel behind it.

Dessert Snickers Salad

  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

If you are going to have a salad, you should make it a Snickers Salad. This is a great recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any delicious dessert needs. Snickers are the star of this show, but apples, cream cheese, and whipped marshmallows really bring it all together. Give it a try!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 7ounce package of Marshmallow Cream
  • 3 snickers bars, chopped
  • 2 delicious red apples, cored and chopped
  • 2 granny smith apples cored and chopped
  • Caramel for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, mix together Marshmallow Cream and cream cheese until well combined.
  2. Fold in Apples and Snickers until evenly combined.
  3. Serve immediately or put into the refrigerator for up to eight hours.
  4. Optionally, top with caramel sauce and serve.

Notes

  • If you want more Snickers flavor… add more snickers. You could even garnish the top with some snicker chunks or minis if you wanted.
  • Top with a caramel sauce, optionally.
  • This recipe does not keep super well as leftovers. It’s ok, but not great. I suggest using the same day. 
  • I leave the skin on the apples.
  • This recipe makes approximately 15 servings that are 1/2-cup in size. This is a great size if you are looking for a dessert or a sweet treat. If you are a hungry bunch, perhaps consider 1 cup per serving. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ½ cup
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 19 g
  • Sodium: 82 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 16 mg

Keywords: Snickers Salad

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  1. I made this for the family last weekend and this is a keeper. Yes, it is not an every day sort of recipe, but it will be a great Easter dessert.