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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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.