Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Food

Don't you just love the culinary bounty of summer? 

My sister introduced us to Snickers Surprise Fruit Salad awhile back; it's always a hit at potlucks!  Here's what you need to make it.

1 tub of Cool Whip
1 package of instant vanilla pudding
1 Snickers bar*
1 big bowl of seasonal fruit such as berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries), grapes, stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, cherries) apples and pears, kiwi.  Melons and citrus fruits are not ideal. 

Rinse fruit and drain thoroughly.  Cut fruit into bite-size pieces and combine in large bowl.  Open pudding mix, discard instructions; stir dry pudding into tub of Cool Whip.  (You may want to do this in a bigger bowl.)  Combine thoroughly.  Stir Cool Whip mixture into fruit, stir well.  Cut Snickers into several small bite-size pieces and stir into salad.  Garnish with additional fruit if desired.  Cover and chill.  Serve! 

The fun part is if you don't tell people what's in it, and someone says, "Does this have chocolate in it?"  Of course, *you have to be careful about allergies so I usually ask whether anyone has nut allergies before I make it.  You can substitute other candy bars such as Milky Way if you have peanut allergies or to your preference.


Judy said...

This sounds wonderful. I will look forward to a future potluck.

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for reminding me about this salad. I've never made it, but I've always wanted too -- your version looks wonderful!

Candace said... that's decandance, Karen! And I love anything with Cool Whip - forget the candy bars - just get me some yummy cool whip - LOLOL! Your photos are gorgeous - and thanks for the fun recipe!

StarSpry said...

Sounds like a yummy recipe! Great pictures, too :)