The ingredients used to make candy apple Snickers salad are milk, pudding, whipped topping, apples and Snickers candy bars. Vanilla, butterscotch or cheesecake pudding can be used. Caramel sauce is an optional ingredient.
To prepare the salad, whisk 1 package of instant pudding with 1 cup milk, then add 6 ounces of whipped cream. Cut 6 Snickers bars into bite-sized pieces, and fold into the mixture. Stir in 3 apples that have been peeled, cored and cut into small pieces.
Cover the dish, and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Pour caramel sauce over the top before serving if desired. Preparation time is 20 minutes, and the dish serves 16 people.
To make an alternate recipe that does not contain milk, mix 5 ounces dry pudding with 12 ounces whipped topping, then add apples and Snickers. Heat caramel sauce until slightly warm, and drizzle over the top. Refrigerate for an hour before serving. Preparation time is 15 minutes. Another version of this recipe replaces the pudding with 1/4 cup sugar or 1 tablespoon Truvia.
Snickers candy bars can be substituted with Twix or Heath bars. All of these dishes can be covered and kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.