Back when I was in culinary school, a group of my classmates and I would get together once a week and have a dinner party. They would pair different wines with different courses and whoever was hosting made sure there was plenty of grape juice in the fridge for me and Bri.:) The meals we prepared ran the full spectrum from extravagant to down home! On one such "down home" night, one of my classmates brought a Snickers salad for dessert. She is from South Dakota and apparently this is a very popular dish where she is from and throughout the midwest. To that point, I had never heard of Snickers salad and I'm not gonna lie, I was a little hesitant to try it! But then I did and I was hooked! Traditionally it is called Snickers salad but I felt it necessary to add Granny Smith Apple into the title since Granny Smith's are so abundant in this dessert! Also I made one adjustment in the original recipe, opting to add some vanilla pudding to give it more body and flavor! It is so good and super quick to throw together! And healthy right?? I mean, with all those apples in there it has to count for something?!!:)
6 Snickers bars, (regular size, not king size) cubed same size as apples
1 container lite Cool Whip (8 oz)
1 box vanilla pudding (3.4 oz)
If you haven't already thawed your Cool Whip, do so now. In a large bowl combine the cubed apples and Snickers and set aside. In a medium bowl make your pudding using the pie directions. Once it has thickened, add the thawed Cool Whip. Don't worry if the mixture becomes runny. Pour the pudding mixture over the apple and Snickers mixture and stir to coat well. Serve immediately or put in the fridge to stay cold!
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