I’m sure your kids won’t mind sharing their candy with you when you make this Snickapplebutterway Salad. It tastes like cheesecake fluff with crunch apples and pieces of Halloween candy.
Okay, now maybe it’s just the fat chick in me, but I was bit confused by this week’s theme. I always thought “leftover Halloween candy” was a myth. Seriously, does such a thing even exist? Leftover Halloween candy? Or is it just me?
Okay, so TECHNICALLY, we had a bag of leftover candy from last year. Being our first Halloween in the neighborhood, we weren’t sure how much candy to buy. I think I bought three, maybe four bags? It wound up being a mix of a few candy bars, Skittles, and Twizzlers. Because those are candies I can eat without serious detriment to my waist line.
This year, I went with the master mix of candies. There’s the Snickers peanut butter squares. Have y’all tried these? Holy crack in a wrapper. Those things are going to be the death of me and my waistline!! Thankfully, they’re at the bottom of a HUGE large bag of candy and it’s a pain to dig those puppies out of there.
So, for this recipe I had to steal some of the “good stuff” from the bag, as the hubs called it. He’s still giving me grief about that. “Those poor poor kids. They’re going to be so deprived. Think of the children!” Yeah, those kids didn’t shell out the money I paid for this deluxe bag of goodies. I can steal the good stuff to make this delicious salad for us to have for dessert. In spite of the missing candies, they still won’t even know the difference. They should be happy I made this salad. I WOULD have gotten the cheap stuff if it weren’t for this Snickapplebutterway Salad.
Of course, he’s saying this all the while he’s digging in the bag and eating piece after piece of candy. Lord knows how many pieces he’s eaten while I was at work. He’s like me and gets a bit of a sweet tooth in the afternoon. It’s horrible. That little creature just creeps up and you can’t do anything until you drown him in some chocolate. Do y’all have that? No? Just us?
Now, when I was growing up, I was picky. I know, right? Shocking!! My sister and I would come back from trick or treating and dump our goodies in the floor of the den. Then the trading would ensue. I’d swap Milky Way and Three Musketeers for anything! I would prefer Snickers or even Mounds or Almond Joy. Any of those three would be great. Smarties? Not so much. Whoppers almost always went to Dad. Anything licorice went to Mom.
Then whatever I couldn’t trade with my sister would just go to Dad. He’d eat all my Milky Way and Three Musketeers bars. I do not, to this day, like nougat. There’s just something about it I cannot get past. Sort of like Whoppers; just a flavor I do not like. Nope. No malted milkshakes for me, thank you! I just do not like that flavor at all! I can’t express that enough. Then are was Raisinettes. Those are okay. I don’t mind those. Butterfingers? I would hoard those like no bodies business! Snickers were usually eaten last. Those peanuts and caramel wrapped in chocolate are my second favorite.
My absolute favorite? It is, hands down, Reese’s. Anything Reese’s; pieces or cups. I’m not elitist about that chocolate and peanut butter combination. It has and always will be my favorite candy. I’m a total peanut butter hoor and would eat it daily if I could. But, since I have no self-control, I don’t even keep the stuff in the house unless it’s for a specific recipe. If it’s in the house, you will find me jar in hand, eating spoonful after spoonful of that peanut deliciousness. #noshame
I know, you’re wondering how in the world I came to create this recipe with not so left over candy. Last year, Mom flew the hubs and I to Minnesota. Her mother was from Minnesota and since she was on the main land to visit her cousins she thought, “I’ll fly the kids to St Paul with us and we’ll go to the Minnesota State Fair!” And that’s exactly what she did!
It is THE hugest state fair I’ve ever been to. The amount and type of food there is INSANE! I can’t stress that enough. If you have a chance to go, GO! Spare no expense because it is totally worth going!! Even though we didn’t ride any of the rides, Mom knows I’m a total foodie. Because of this, we concentrated on the food and the state fair sights like the livestock, flowers, and vegetables.
One of the food items featuring in the articles I read about the fair was the Snicker Bar Salad. While we didn’t make it to that booth, we did have the walleye on a stick that I LOVED, the fried cheese curds – Hello?! Who doesn’t love fried cheese – the famous chocolate chip cookies, and of course I had to have a corn dog. You see? I’m a total food hoor!! I saw pictures of the Snickers salad and saw people walking around with it, but just sort of imagined what it tasted like. And, well, just made up what I think it tasted it.
I think I did a pretty good job! It looks creamy delicious, right? And it’s full of cheesecake flavor with little bites of apples, Halloween candy, and maraschino cherries. Not only is it light and delicious, but takes no time at all to prepare. Perfect and quick for you Halloween dinner!
What’s your favorite Halloween candy?
I’d like give a huge thank you to T. R. Crumble from Gluten Free Crumbley. He’s hosting this event this week. Show him some blog love and check out this recipe alone with all the other #SundaySupper recipes being shared this week.
- 3.4 ounces cheesecake flavored pudding mix
- 1 cup cold milk
- 2 ounces Neufchatel cheese
- 8 ounces frozen dessert topping, thawed
- 2 cups apples, chopped
- 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, halved
- 1 cup coarsely chopped Snickers bars
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped Butterfingers bars
- 1 cup coarsely chopped Milky Way Bars
- Combine pudding mix with the milk and the Neufchatel cheese in a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Fold in the dessert topping.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients and allow to refrigerate until set, about an hour. Caramel ice cream topping.