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What do you usually volunteer to bring when it comes to a pot luck?

I love bringing things to pot lucks. Maybe it’s the fun of cooking for someone other than my family – who gets my cooking all of the time. But whenever a sign up comes around, I’ll always sign up. I’ll admit, I usually want to claim dessert first – for some reason, dessert is just more fun. (I’m sure you all agree!!)

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Recently, we had a church event. I hadn’t been to church for awhile, since I wasn’t ready to take Easton out into the world yet. I knew this church event was coming up, but I had missed the sign ups for the food since I wasn’t there. So I asked the girl in charge what I should bring. She mentioned that not very many people had signed up to bring a salad, and wondered if I could bring one. Of course, I said yes.

I immediately started thinking about what I wanted to make. I had a conversation with my mom and sisters – asking if I should do a green salad, pasta salad or fruit salad. They all agreed that pasta salads are normally the ones that don’t get touched. (Why is that? I love pasta salad!) My mom mentioned doing a spinach & strawberry salad, and I had pretty much made up my mind to make that.

Then, as I was flipping through a family cookbook, I saw the recipe for this Snickers salad. And all of a sudden, I was craving it!! I immediately changed my mind and this was the salad that won out!

Snickers Salad | www.tasteandtellblog.com

A little more dessert-like than salad like, this salad is a real treat. I thought it was a Utah thing and that everyone in Utah had experienced this salad, but I learned at that church event that there were some people who had never had it before.

If you think that Snickers in a salad is strange, just try it. I honestly don’t know anyone who doesn’t just love this salad. There are all kinds of versions of it out there. Some don’t use the pudding mix. Some don’t do the grapes. And my sister adds in the strawberries – and I’ve never seen anyone do strawberries before – but I love them in this salad.

But one thing is for sure – bring this salad to a pot luck and you’ll be sure to be going home with an empty bowl!

Snickers Salad | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Snickers Salad
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A sweet salad with Snickers, pudding mix, apples, grapes and strawberries.
Serves: 10 servings as a side dish
  • 1 (3.4-oz) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (8-oz) container Cool Whip
  • 5 apples, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 5 full size Snickers bars, chopped
  • ½ cup grapes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup strawberries, sliced or chopped
  1. Combine the pudding mix, milk and cool whip in a large bowl. Add the fruit and coat with pudding. Add the Snickers and stir lightly. Keep refrigerated until serving.
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21 Responses to Snickers Salad

  1. Teri Carter says:

    Bummer, I was looking for a different salad last night for a work bbq today. I ended up finding an unusual pasta salad (I hope it gets eaten) but this would have been perfect. I live in Utah and have never heard of nor had this salad. I am putting it on my list for the next potluck.

  2. Maria says:

    I like any salad that includes candy:)

  3. Katrina says:

    This is really interesting!

  4. Jocelyn says:

    This is one of my all time favorite salads…although I have never seen it with grapes and strawberries it it. What a fun twist!!!

  5. I have never heard of this salad but it sounds amazing! I love when I can eat dessert with my meal!

  6. Theresa Sea says:

    My Gram makes something similar to this, but uses only coolwhip, snickers, and green and red apples. It tastes like a caramel apple! YUM! 🙂

  7. Carmen Smith says:

    What size Snickers did you use?

  8. kat says:

    Oh man, that is totally more dessert to me!

  9. Joanne says:

    For some reason dessert salads like this just don’t happen here in the northeast…I’m not sure why but I think it’s time to bring them over. Show the east coast where it’s at. This sounds delicious!

  10. A sweet salad seems odd too me. I’d call this a Snickers Ambrosia. It doesn’t have the same alliteration but it’s more descriptive. I’m sure your dish was a success at the pot luck!

  11. Alli says:

    Is it weird that … one I have never heard of a snickers salad … two I thought that was mayo and snickers at first (need sleep!) and three I am so intrigued I am going downstairs to see if I have all of the ingredients!

  12. Deborah..this looks great!

    My mom used to make all kinds of “salads” with Cool Whip, shredded coconut, fruit, angel food cake, and just throwing things together til it was good and coated.

    Snickers + salad = 2 faves of mine 🙂

  13. Marie says:

    This sounds like my kind of salad!

  14. grace says:

    oh deborah. this is amazing even without the snickers. they very nearly make it too much to handle…but not quite. 🙂

  15. Patti says:

    I first tried this at a missionary homecoming. It was a good thing I got some on the first go-round because it was gone in a hurry!

  16. Habanaro says:

    The first time I had someone ask me to try this I thought that they must be flippin crazy! Now I am, CRAZY about it. What an awesome salad this is.

  17. Lindsay says:

    I was seriously JUST thinking about/craving this recipe today! Thanks for posting!

  18. Liz says:

    Sounds so good, but so different. Thanks Deborah.

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