|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||Iowa and Minnesota|
|Main ingredients||Snickers bars, Granny Smith apples, whipped topping|
Snickers salad is a mix of Snickers bars, Granny Smith apples, whipped cream and often pudding or whipped topping served in a bowl. It is a potluck and party staple in Iowa, where the "salad" is popular alongside glorified rice, Watergate salad, jello salad and hotdish. It is sometimes included in church cookbooks.
Snickers salad is easy to make: the ingredients are simply chopped and combined. 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. Variations include the addition of grapes, sliced bananas, crushed pineapple, vanilla pudding, buttermilk, lemon juice, sour cream, cream cheese, marshmallow cream, and mayonnaise. There are also sweet variations that include chocolate chips, candy sprinkles, chocolate or caramel sauce, peanuts, and crushed pretzels.
The recipe for Snickers salad was included in a 2009 article "Salads worthy of a church picnic" in the Indianapolis Star. The author noted that "Despite what all my community and church cookbooks would say, I don't think anything with marshmallows can really be called a salad."
- Basheda, Lori (10 February 2007). "Pill makes game grow". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
Members routinely serve Snickers Salad, which has Cool Whip, marshmallows, cream cheese and chopped Snickers.
- 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.
- Raetz Stuttgen, Joanne; Allen, Terese (2007). Cafe Wisconsin Cookbook. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 0-299-22274-8.
- 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.
- Salads worthy of a church picnic May 27, 2009 Indianapolis Star
- Joanne Raetz Stuttgen and Terese Allen Cafe Wisconsin Cookbook Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2007 p. 72, 73 (Google preview)