A couple of months ago, I bought a church cookbook from a lady at my church who was selling them for her daughter who goes to another church.
There are a lot of churches here in the South. Most of them have cookbooks.
Anyway, I was thumbing through the cookbook, and my eyes were immediately drawn to a recipe called Snickers Salad, for obvious reasons. It reminded me of a fruit salad my mother made when we were young, except this looked WAY better, because, hello, chopped up Snickers bars instead of oranges and bananas.
I had never heard of Snickers Salad, which is surprising, because it’s drenched in Cool Whip, and it’s a widely known fact that desserts drenched in Cool Whip grace every southern function that has food, from church homecomings to after-the-mud-bog-eatin’s, to many, many more. So, I’m wondering why I haven’t ran into this recipe before? It’s a mystery to me because I’ve eaten a lot of Cool Whipped desserts in my time.
I made it for a family get-together recently, and just ever so slightly adapted the recipe to fit my own personal needs (I added honey roasted peanuts and drizzled with caramel). I really liked it, and I was patting myself on the back thinking I am SO on to something here, but then I Googled it, and no less than 47 million thousand hundred recipes, posts, and pictures came up for Snickers Salad.
But here it is anyway because I like it, and I can post things that I like on my very own personal blog.
Booya, Internet, booya.
until smooth. Add the Snickers bars,
apples, and peanuts; stir to evenly coat.
Drizzle the top with caramel topping.