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RECIPE BOX: Snickers salad is a sweet conversation starter

Snickers salad is essentially Snickers bar pieces, granny Smith apples and nuts slathered in Cool Whip.

Snickers salad is essentially Snickers bar pieces, granny Smith apples and nuts slathered in Cool Whip.

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Chop up six frozen Snickers bars for Snickers salad.

Before you completely turn the page or turn your nose up at this week's recipe -- Snickers salad -- just try it first. If you don't like it, you'll never have to eat it again.Sounds a little something like what your mom would say, doesn't it?

When my mother-in-law told me about this recipe I actually was very interested. We made it and it was pleasantly good.

I'll always remember making this recipe. One reason is because of the pure fact of how different it is and the unusual name. Another reason is because of the memories that were made while whipping this dish up.

Janie decided we would make it Super Bowl Sunday and it just so happened that my sister-in-law, Loni, was visiting from Indiana. So we all helped out to make this sweet treat.

I've said a thousand times that the memories made while in the kitchen are the best part of a recipe -- there's something to be said about all the ladies being in the kitchen cooking together.

I think the best part about the recipe is looking at the faces of people when I tell them the name of it. I had one person ask me if there was lettuce in it. It is quite the conversation starter.

This recipe is sweet and easy to mix together, and most people want it, once they've tasted it.

Have recipe ideas? Email julie.wells@rockdalecitizen.com.

Snickers salad

Six frozen, regular size Snickers candy bars, sliced and chopped

Five Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped

1/2 to 1 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts

8-ounce tub of Lite Cool Whip

Combine Snickers bars, apples pieces and nuts in a bowl.

Fold in Cool Whip and stir thoroughly.

Tip: Be sure to serve this recipe immediately after making it; refrigerate any leftovers.