Thursday, September 23, 2010


Is it a salad or is it dessert???   Either as a salad or as a dessert, it is a caramel apple on a plate that you can eat with a fork.  I made this for our Grand Daughter's 14th birthday party.  Don't get me started on how time flies.  Everyone at the party agreed that the salad was a big hit.

I peeled the apples as all the recipes I looked at called for peeled apples.  When I make it again, I will definitely leave the skin on the apples unless I am using an apple like a Winesap which has a tough skin.  I used Honey Crisp apples which have become my favorite apples.  Their skin is tender and the color would have made the salad prettier.  Pretty or not, the salad is scrumptious.

There is a taste of caramel apples in every bite.  Enjoy!!!

When buying apples for this salad make sure that it is an apples with a crisp texture.  You do not want a soft apple as the salad would be mushy.

6 to 8 crisp apples, I used 5 which gave me 6 cups of cut-up apples
1 large (20oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
6 regular sized Snickers candy bars
1 (8zo) container Cool Whip, thawed

Ingredients: Crisp apples, crushed pineapple, Snickers candy bars, and Cool Whip.

Drain pineapple, save the juice for another purpose as it is not needed in this salad. Rinse the apples well. Peelthe apples, I don't think the apples should be peeled. Cut apples into small chunks. Cut Snicker bars into small pieces. In a large bowl, put all ingredients; mix well. Chill until serving time.

Drain the pineapple well.

Rinse the apples.

Chop up the Snicker bars into small pieces.

Snicker bars chopped.

There should be 2-cups of chopped Snicker bars.

Core the apples, peel if desired.

Chop apples into small pieces.

I have 2-cups of Snicker bar pieces and 6-cups of apples which I thought was enough for the salad.

Mix together the apples, pineapple and Snickers.

Add Cool Whip.

Fold in Cool Whip.

Put salad in a pretty bowl and chill.  When ready to serve, decorate with mint, if desired. 

Enjoy a caramel apple on a plate!!!

Make the above salad and add some Marshmallow Creme.

I think it is now definitely a dessert with the addition of the Marshmallow Creme.  Enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. I made this salad often but I've never used honey crisp, which is my personal favorite as well. Regardless, I use Cool Whip & vanilla instant pudding. I prepare the pudding as stated on the box, then throw in the cool whip. Definitely more dessert like, I use Cool Whip Free & Sugar-free/Fat-free Vanilla pudding to cut calories a bit.
    Sara, from Wisconsin