Aug 162012
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What is your favorite football memory?

I know I’ve mentioned it once or twice lately, but football season is almost here!  This past weekend we even enjoyed some preseason games on TV.  Now we’re just counting the days until the NCAA games start.

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Panoramic shot of Commonwealth Stadium taken with my old phone.

We didn’t make it to any UK games last season, but the year before that we did.  Being inside Commonwealth Stadium – and I’m sure any NCAA stadium where you’re cheering on the home team – is such an amazing experience.  The sounds and smells swirl up around you, and you find yourself alternately groaning on every missed pass and goal and screaming at the top of your lungs for excellent plays and touchdowns.

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The parade outside of Commonwealth Stadium, taken from the balcony behind our seats.

Before the game even starts everyone is getting in the mood: tailgating, playing games, talking to your seat neighbors in the season ticket area.  And then they have a little parade outside the arena with cheerleaders, a band, and much more.  I would imagine that even if you weren’t a football fan, you’d have a hard time not getting caught up in it all by attending a live event.

One of the neatest things about the last time we attended a game was that Bubbles was there – even though she hadn’t been born yet!  I could feel her doing a lot of kicking, so I think she was pretty excited to be there, too.  That game was definitely my favorite football-related memory to date.  We’re hoping to get tickets for the whole family to attend an NFL game either this season or next; there are a handful of NFL teams within driving distance, so that would be a great mini vacation.


For most of the season this year, however, we’ll be watching the games at home on TV.  And if you’re going to watch football on TV, you need snacks!  One snack that I like to make for tailgating is a recipe that I first had nearly two decades ago (wow, it kind of hurts to say that).  My cousin would always make it for special family gatherings, games, and receptions.  It’s called SNICKERS® Salad; yes, a salad made with candy bars!  And it’s super-easy to make.

SNICKERS Salad Recipe #SnickersMinis


  • 1 8oz tub whipped topping
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples
  • 1 bag (11.5 oz) mini SNICKERS® (approx. 30-35 minis)
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 pkg. (3.4oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  1. Dice the apples into small chunks.
  2. Cut the mini SNICKERS® into bite-size pieces (roughly in half or thirds).
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk.  When smooth, fold in the whipped topping.
  4. Stir diced apple into the pudding mixture; fold in the SNICKERS® pieces.
  5. Can be served immediately, but best if chilled for a couple of hours first.
  6. Before serving, sprinkle a few SNICKERS® pieces across the top of the salad.

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This salad is perfect for football season, especially because Snickers is excited for football, too!  They have new SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis that will be available at Walmart.  SNICKERS® is an official sponsor of the NFL and the SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis are a limited edition treat that have wrappers featuring NFL team logos.

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Our store didn’t have the SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis just yet, so I bought these to tide us over!

In addition to the SNICKERS® Salad, I think we’re going to have to fill up our Snickers NFL tray (that I won years ago) with some of those SNICKERS® Brand NFL Minis so we can snack even after the salad is gone.  Plus they’ll be good for those tense moments when the score is tied, the time is winding down, and you’re fourth and goal.  I can feel my heart rate climbing just thinking about it!

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  31 Responses to “SNICKERS® Salad Recipe – Perfect For Football Season! #SnickersMinis”

  1. I’ve never tried this – but have heard SO many great things!! Pinned it to my football party ideas board to remember and make it this year :)

  2. Thank is actually an awesome sounding salad! Gotta try it! Great shot of the stadium too.
    Stumbling :)

  3. I was reading this and while I’m not much of a candy person, my husband started reading it and Mr. Picky himself goes “we should try this” so I will definitely try it for him. Thanks for the great article and the recipe. :)

  4. I have never even thought of that combo before… but now, after seeing that!!! Omg… Totally trying it! There goes the waistline :)

  5. Now this sounds good! I would love to try it any day.

  6. This is my kind of ‘salad’ :D. Forget all those green leaves…hehe

  7. Appalachian State Football baby!!! Oh man! I miss that about college! Our football team rocked! Now I want a Snickers and a football game!


  8. I have seen a couple of different Snickers Salad recipes, and I am so anxious to try them all out. This one definitely has my attention with the addition of the vanilla pudding. Thank you so very much for posting. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  9. I love the apples in your salad. This is being added to my must try list. Now I just need a football game to come on TV so I have an excuse to make it!:)

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  11. I made this to take to my moms for holidays, and it’s gone so fast! Everyone loves it!

  12. oh this sounds yummy. I’m pinning it. thanks

  13. This looks delicious and would be good with yogurt as well.

  14. Never heard this recipe before . I love snicker and apples etc. so this will be a good one to make. Thanks for the recipe. It sounds easy to make and everyone will like it too. hey dont pick out all the Snickers LOL. My favorite football games were the ones my grandson played in in high school Im not a football fan – but I will eat this salad for sure

  15. I LOVE Snickers, so I’m going to make this when my friends visit!

  16. Snickers salad! Wow! Where has this been all my life. I will be making this, pinned it so I don’t lose it. Thanks

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  19. Oh my that could be seriously dangerous around me!

  20. This sounds so yummy but we will have to take it in small batches because I could see my self eating it up under the pretense of it’s a salad. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  21. i always SEE this salad and always think “i want the recipe” and promptly forget until i see it somewhere. and now i REALLY want some snickers salad, :(

  22. This looks so delicious, and it *has* to be healthy since it’s a salad :)

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