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Caramel Apple Salad (Fluffy Apple Salad)

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“I got this recipe from my little sister. It was called Caramel Apple Salad, but I personally don't think butterscotch pudding tastes like caramel apples... nonetheless, it is a delightful sweet side dish/salad or dessert. Other recipes I've seen on 'Zaar all have pineapple, so I am posting this one as it does not. I prefer Granny Smith or another tart apple in this salad as it is quite sweet, but you can use whatever apples you have on hand. :) Prep time includes chilling time; may also be frozen.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
10
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together Cool Whip and butterscotch pudding mix until smooth and uniform. (Note: you do NOT make the pudding prior to this step, you simply combine the dry mix with the whipped topping.).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine diced apples, peanuts, and marshmallows. Add the Cool Whip mixture and fold together gently until completely combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, or scoop into a lightly greased baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Serve frozen salad cut into squares--you may need to defrost for a few minutes to half an hour so that it will cut neatly. Garnish with chopped peanuts.

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