Saturday, August 2, 2008

Snickers Salad

I know, I know...risen from the dead. I am sorry to have gone M.I.A. for most of the summer...we haven't done a whole lotta cookin'. That's a real confession right there. :) A true confession.

But I am back on track--my meals are planned for the month and I have some exciting things to post here in the next few weeks.

I thought I would start with a barbecue favorite...snickers salad. The perfect blend of the good stuff (fruit) and the good stuff (chocolate). I don't know if this is classified as a fruit salad (side dish) or a tasty, we eat it as a side salad (gives us a reason to eat something different for dessert...are we horrible or what?!)

EASY, EASY, EASY...Kind of reminds us of carmel apples because as the snickers sit and soften in the creamy mixture, the carmel starts to "melt" and mix with the apples...yummm...

1 small box of vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cup milk
12 oz. whipped cream
1 bag of snickers miniatures (unwrapped and chopped)
2 granny smith apples and 2 red delicious apples (I know some people only use the granny smith, but I love red that's my variation)

In a bowl, mix the pudding mix and milk together beating until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream. Add the chopped snickers and chopped apples pieces and mix together. Let sit in fridge for about 2 hours.

Serve...if you are really okay to share. :)

oh, and side note...make sure to clarify with people that this is not potato salad. It kind of looks like it if you are just glancing at the dishes. :) That's why I add shaved chocolate on top!


Stephanie said...

Yum yum yum yum yum!!!!!

Mindy said...

We love this one! I also make one called Cookie Salad that could truly be a dessert... but I'm with you on eating it as a side! ;)

I'm so glad you're posting more recipes! Welcome back!

Doug and Mallena said...

Sounds divine. Is the vanilla pudding instant or the kind you have to cook?

mommymelb said...

I'm going to try this today for my kids "cooking lessons". I think it looks so good. I probably won't tell my husband it's not potato salad, cause he doesn't like desserts! I like to be sneaky with his food.

Carrie said...

I make this many times each summer, it's a favorite!

Anonymous said...

I always start with FRENCH VANILLA instant pudding........... rich yellow color....

Rachel Holloway said...

I've used a variety of puddings. Even the cheesecake one is SO tasty! The french vanilla made everyone think it was potato salad. lol But still tasty! :)