Snickers salad
A completed Snickers salad
Place of originUnited States
Region or stateUpper Midwest
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsSnickers bars, Granny Smith apples, whipped topping, marshmallows

Snickers salad is a dessert salad consisting of a mix of Snickers bars, Granny Smith apples, Cool Whip or whipped topping, marshmallows, and often pudding served in a bowl.[1][2] It is a potluck and party staple in the Upper Midwest of the United States, where the salad is popular alongside glorified rice, Watergate salad, jello salad and hotdish.[citation needed] It is sometimes included in church cookbooks.[3]

Snickers salad is easy to make; the ingredients are simply chopped and combined.[4] As to whether it is a salad or a dessert, popular lore has it that it depends on which end of the table it is sitting at.[3]

It has a rather unique texture being sticky, and crunchy. Clumps are known to get stuck in the teeth. This feature makes the experience of eating it divisive.[2]

The recipe for Snickers salad was included in a 2009 article "Salads worthy of a church picnic" in The Indianapolis Star. The author said that "Despite what all my community and church cookbooks would say, I don't think anything with marshmallows can really be called a salad."[5]

See also


  1. ^ Basheda, Lori (10 February 2007). "Pill makes game grow". Orange County Register. Retrieved 28 January 2009. Members routinely serve Snickers Salad, which has Cool Whip, marshmallows, cream cheese and chopped Snickers.
  2. ^ a b Barlow, Melissa; Ashcraft, Stephanie (2006). Things to Do with a Salad: One Hundred One Things to Do With a Salad. Gibbs Smith. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-4236-0013-8.
  3. ^ a b Raetz Stuttgen, Joanne; Allen, Terese (2007). Cafe Wisconsin Cookbook. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-22274-1.
  4. ^ Prather, Diane (2 January 2009). "Macaroni-Beef Skillet Supper". Craig Daily Press. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 'Snicker Salad' calls for: 1 bag mini Snicker bars, 6 apples (cut into bite-size pieces), 1 large jar marshmallow cream, and a large container of whipped topping. Mix whipped topping and marshmallow cream together. Cut the Snickers into smaller pieces. Then add the pieces and cut apples to the topping mix. Mix together. Chill.
  5. ^ Salads worthy of a church picnic May 27, 2009 Indianapolis Star