Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Yankee Snickers Salad

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You read right. Yankee Salad. I call it that because my good friend from Iowa, well, she’s a Yankee.

Bless her heart.

Luckily, some good sense kicked in and she married a Texan, and got down here just as fast as she could.

Now, she makes hers with Butterscotch pudding, but I was having a hankerin’ for pistachio, so I switched it up a bit.


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There are millions of variations of this on the inter webs, so feel free to experiment and let me know what you like.

Vanilla pudding, cheesecake pudding, butterscotch pudding, banana pudding, snickers, payday, milky way, apples, pineapple, cherries, nuts, no nuts…

Did I Forrest Gump you yet?


One final word:

It seriously serves a million.

Ok, not a million, but at least 546,789.2

Most people are not like me, who eat it for breakfast, then as a snack, then a scoop before bed for good measure. If it’s one little scoop on the plate at your next picnic which already has 23 competing sides, it’s going to go a long way.

But, my friends, it will be the favorite.

And GOOD night!

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~ Peace, Love, and Jell-O Salad Y’all

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Yankee Snickers Salad

Yield: serves 10


1 - 3 oz. box of Jell-O pistachio flavored instant pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
1 - 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip, defrosted
3 or 4 Snicker's bars, chopped
3 medium Granny Smith apples, chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup mini marshmallows


In a large bowl, whisk Jell-O mix with milk. Allow to set up 3-5 minutes. First, fold in Cool Whip, then carefully fold in the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate one hour, then serve.

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12 Responses to “Yankee Snickers Salad”

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — June 18, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    I have never…never seen this..or thought of it but now it will be all I can dream of…OMG. I would eat all of it at all the times I’m not supposed to. Wow.

    • katieb replied: — June 20th, 2013 @ 12:09 am

      Tell me what you think when you make it! It’s a nice summer-y treat…

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — June 18, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    I love fruit, pudding, whipped cream, candy type “salads”! My MIL makes an amazing one, but this looks sinfully good!

    • katieb replied: — June 20th, 2013 @ 12:09 am

      I hope you like it! And I hear a TJ trip when you finally make it to TX!

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    Julia — June 19, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    Oh. my. god. I love pistachio pudding and snickers! I’m so intrigued by this recipe! My friend from North Carolina calls me a Yankee too, it cracks me up. I had never heard of a Yankee salad before and now I’m thinking we Yankees really know how to make salad! 😉

    • katieb replied: — June 20th, 2013 @ 12:08 am

      I’m so glad others use the word “Yankee” affectionately too! It’s a term of endearment, and glad you love pistachio pudding like me!

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — June 24, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    Shut the heck up! Katie this looks so flippin good!!!

    • Katie replied: — June 24th, 2013 @ 11:35 am

      Yummy yummy, in yo’ tummy! I’m dying over your green beans!

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    carrian — June 24, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    PSSSSST, I’ve never seen Forest Gump. Don’t tell though, the crowds may trample me. haha.

    • Katie replied: — June 24th, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

      *speechless* I’m going to tell you what a friend told me when I mentioned I hadn’t seen Dirty Dancing: “ARE YOU AMERICAN?!?” #timeforamovienight!

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    Torsten Adair — November 26, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

    We don’t really call ourselves “Yankees” in the Midwest. Drop that name here, and people think “New England”.

    This is part of the greater cuisine known as “Church Potluck”.
    Frog-Eye Salad, Ambrosia, Jell-O molds with various foodstuffs inside, casseroles… Generally centered in Nebraska, Iowa, the Dakotas, and Minnesota.

    There’s a reason why churches build a fellowship hall before the actual church! Fundraising!

    I’ve never eaten this salad, so I think it’s more recent. It’s a bit similar to Watergate, using the same pudding flavor and whipped cream. I would try blending it as a smoothy!

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