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Samoas Apple Salad

I was super excited to do this Girl Scout Cookies series, but I was also a little afraid that I might run out of ideas trying to spread out one cookie over an entire week.
SO. NOT. THE. CASE.
If anything, I can’t get my brain to stop thinking GS Cookies. Ever.
It’s actually been kind of awesome. (a little sleep depriving, but awesome)
If you ever have “bloggers block”, pick a theme to follow for a week– that should do the trick!
Anyway. As promised: my extra post for Samoas Week…..
You’ve probably heard of Snickers Apple Salad.
I think that’s a pretty well-known thing, right?
I tried it for the first time a couple of years ago.
Ah-mazing. Love it.
It’s the easiest thing ever, but I never make it.
I sit there and think, “oooooh, remember that snickers apple salad?”
And that’s about the extent of the thought/action process.
The other day, as I was scanning Pinterest for recipes that I thought could be turned “Girl Scout Themed,” I ran across that Snickers Apple Salad recipe, and realized that Samoas would make an absolutely amazing substitute for the Snickers!
I know I’m always right, but sometimes I surprise my self at HOW right I am.
(My husband is somewhere fighting the unexplainable urge to roll his eyes right now.)
This salad is so great. So easy. And SO Samoas!
And I do mean so samoas. As in: an entire box.
If you can’t part with the whole thing, half the recipe :)
I’ll understand.
Samoas Apple Salad

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Ingredients:
  • 1 box Samoas (or Keebler’s Caramel Delights)
  • 1 – 8 oz Cool Whip Lite
  • 1 small box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 1/4 c. milk
  • 5 medium apples (granny smith is best)
  • Optional: chocolate syrup for drizzling, and toasted coconut for garnish
Instructions:
  1. Whisk together the milk and pudding mix until thickened. Immediately whisk in the cool whip.
  2. Using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, mix the pudding mixture and the cookies on high– so that the cookies are crushed up really well and incorporated.
  3. Core and dice the apples, add into the bowl.
  4. Rough chop remaining (reserving 1-2 for garnish) cookies, add into the bowl.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, mix until all ingredients are coated in the pudding mixture.
  6. Optional: garnish with crumbled cookies, toasted coconut, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
  7. Refrigerate until serving.

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10 Responses to “Samoas Apple Salad”

  1. Mrs. Diner posted on February 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm (#)

    Are you kidding me? I am just dying to eat my computer screen right now…only I know it wouldn’t taste anything like what’s pictured on it. The only problem with this recipe is sacrificing a whole box of cookies to it! That’s why I better have 2 on hand before I make it.

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm (#)

    I have never heard of apple salad. Have I been living under a rock? Because that? Looks freakin’ awesome. It’s dinner, right? Since it’s a salad?

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 23, 2012 at 9:08 pm (#)

    I just googled Snicker’s apple salad. I don’t know if I should love you or hate you for introducing me to this…this…magnificent culinary undertaking.

    • Something Swanky replied: — February 23rd, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

      Omg. You’re going to die. You’re eating it, and it’s like “hmm, cool whip, that’s nice. Hmm, apples, good too. Hmm…. omg, wait a minute, is that SNICKERS???”

      You’ll just die. It’s ridiculous. Who came up with that???

  4. Jocelyn posted on February 24, 2012 at 10:30 am (#)

    I just adore apple salad…and now you made it with Samoas???? This is GENIUS!!!! Now I am kicking myself for telling the GS girl no cookies this year. Thank goodness for Keebler:-)

  5. Kristin@greatfulbelly.com posted on February 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm (#)

    I’m going to have to try this one too…looks so good!

  6. 阿咪 posted on February 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm (#)

    wow, this is such a great idea… genius! i gotta give those a try soon!

  7. Erin posted on February 25, 2012 at 11:10 am (#)

    Samoa anything and I’m in! This sounds delicious!

  8. Our Pinteresting Family posted on March 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm (#)

    That looks amazing! No I just need some girl scout cookies…lol.

    Megan

  9. Mackenzie posted on October 4, 2012 at 11:45 pm (#)

    This looks amazing! We would love to invite this apple recipe and other other of your favorite apple recipes in this week’s Iron Chef Mom link up contest!
    The Iron Chef Mom Team :)

    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/iron-chef-mom-1-apples/

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