This candy bar salad is a fun dessert salad that everyone loves and they’ll be asking for the recipe!

This Snickers Salad recipe starts with a whipped pudding base and then crunchy tart apples and Snickers are mixed in for the perfect bite. 

Like Watergate Salad, this easy salad isn’t really a salad at all, it’s a unique dessert that is great recipe for a crowd!

Snickers Salad in a bowl

The Most Delicious Dessert Salad

Is it a dessert or a sweet side dish? It can be either one! I don’t know who named it a salad but… does that make it acceptable for dinner?

  • Snickers candy bars are the star of this salad and make it taste so delicious!
  • Only 6 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep.
  • Perfect to prepare in advance for a potluck or picnic!
sliced Snickers bar on a cutting board

Ingredients & Variations

Creamy Base – This salad starts with instant vanilla pudding mix, milk, and whipped topping (like Cool Whip) for a fluffy base.

Add-Ins Snickers salad lends itself to a lot of tasty mix-ins!

  • Fruit: The best apples for this salad are green apples because of the tartness, but gala, honeycrisp, and red delicious apples can all be used. Other fruits that can be added are sliced strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, or lemon zest.
  • Nuts: Add in some nuts for an extra crunch. Sliced almonds, pecans, candied walnuts, or peanuts are all good choices!
  • Sweets: Chopped snickers bars add texture and flavor to this salad. Other fun additions are mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips, or finish the salad with a caramel sauce drizzle!
butterscotch pudding and whipped topping in a bowl

How to Make Snickers Salad

With a handful of ingredients and just 3 simple steps, this salad is so easy to make!

  1. Whisk pudding and milk together in a large bowl and refrigerate until thickened (per the recipe below).
  2. Fold the whipped topping into the pudding mixture.
  3. Mix in snickers, apples, and grapes.

Add in any additional ingredients and chill for one hour before serving.

ingredients for Snickers Salad in a bowl

Storing Leftovers

Snickers salad will last about 4 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

To refresh, gently stir it up and a dash of lemon juice will help refresh the flavors. Sadly this Snicker apple salad doesn’t freeze well.

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Snickers Salad

This dessert only has 6 ingredients and is so easy to make. Potlucks, parties, or picnics, any time is a great time to serve Snickers Salad!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings


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  • 1 box vanilla pudding mix 3.4 oz, or butterscotch pudding
  • cup milk
  • 12 ounces whipped topping defrosted
  • 6 Snickers candy bars
  • 4 granny smith apples
  • 1 cup green grapes


  • Combine pudding and milk and whisk for 2 minutes. Refrigerate until thickened, about 3 minutes. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Cut candy bars and apples into bite-sized pieces and halve grapes then fold them into the mixture.
  • Chill 1 hour before serving.


Store Snickers Salad in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Mix before serving again. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 419 | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
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  1. Do you use instant or cooked vanilla pudding? They can both be whisked with milk and both will set up. (Obviously the instant pudding will set up faster and firmer.) Just for fun I used the cheese cake pudding mix. I also put a dash of cinnamon in the apple mix. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.5 stars

  2. Apple cookie simple receive cannot find it now, can you send it to me please, takes 20 minutes to cook…tried itpnce loved the simplicity…