Milky Way Salad – a taste of MinnesotaFebruary 1, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Tags: candy bars, cool whip, glorified rice, granny smith apples, snickers salad, vanilla pudding
Amanda is my first friend from Minnesota. I’ve learned a lot about Minnesota from her, and I’ve learned perhaps the most about Minnesota cuisine. There’s “hotdish” (what a redneck might call a casserole), “glorified rice” (us rednecks wouldn’t have a name for rice that you eat as a dessert), and best of all “Snickers Salad.” Amanda gave me the cookbook from her grandmother’s church, and it had at least three recipes for this delicacy. God bless the Midwest. I would have never thought anything that included candy bars as an ingredient could be considered a salad, but in the Midwest, it can. In fact, as far as I can tell, there’s really only two kinds of salads in Minnesota. Those made with candy bars and those made with Jell-o.
I’d say the joke is on those of us eating salads made of lettuce.
I decided to give one of these Snickers Salads a try, but since Matt and I are not big fans of peanuts, I replaced the Snickers with Milky Way bars. Now you can have a taste of Minnesota for yourself!
- 4 chopped Milky Way bars (frozen makes them easier to chop up)
- 4 Granny Smith apples
- 8 oz Cool Whip (thawed)
- 1 package instant vanilla pudding
- 1 cup milk
Chop up your candy bars.
Combine the milk and the pudding with a whisk; stir in the Cool Whip.
Add the chopped candy bars and apples; stir until fully combined.