I think all of us have that one special dessert that brings us back to our childhood. Maybe it’s your grandmother’s apple pie? Mine is candy apple salad with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. It’s not something that we ate all the time but I would get so excited to see it a get togethers. As a mom, I try to incorporate my favorite childhood desserts in our menus. I love sharing with Jack my favorite desserts in hopes that he will enjoy them as well.
I also think that candy apple salad is one of those every day simple desserts that is really easy to prepare but tastes so good. The use of easy every day ingredients make this salad easy to make on a whim. One of the ingredients in the salad is COOL WHIP. I can’t imagine making this salad with anything else. I think the creaminess of COOL WHIP adds such a wonderful texture and sweetness to the candy and apples.
Not only is candy apple salad a favorite of mine, I do love a warm piece of pie. I love most pies but homemade peach pie with COOL WHIP has to be a favorite. I can’t always have homemade pie so a premade pie will do just fine. What makes this simple dessert special is COOL WHIP. It takes me back to when I was kid at our holiday parties. It wasn’t a holiday if the pie table didn’t have stacks of COOL WHIP containers on them. There is something so comforting about taking a bite of a warm pie with a dollop cold of COOL WHIP.
Or how about on a brownie? I normally make brownies from a box mix. Which is fine with me, but I’d like to add a little flair to my not so homemade items. You know, make them my own. For an easy fix, I like to had some COOL WHIP on top with a sprinkle of chocolate powder or maybe even a cherry. Or if I’m really feeling fancy, I’ll scoop some ice cream on a brownie and then top it with some chocolate syrup and add my COOLWHIP. Whatever I’m making, adding COOL WHIP makes my everyday desserts that more special to my son.
Have you ever had candy apple salad? Here is the recipe that I use, but I normally end up doubling it because I like it so much.
Candy Apple Salad
1 lg. instant vanilla pudding
8 to 12 oz. COOL WHIP
4 to 5 SNICKERS® bars
5 to 6 diced apples
3 to 4 sliced bananas
Use 1 1/2 cups milk to pudding and mix until creamy. Add COOL WHIP. Add SNICKERS® (cut in pieces). Add fruit to mixture. Serves 8-12
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