Apple Snickers Cake

Looking for a dessert recipe that is healthy and decadent at the same time?  This Apple Snickers Cake will have you going back for another piece in no time.

Apple Snickers Cake from http://www.insidebrucrewlife - apple cake with Snickers bars baked in and on the pudding layer #apple #Snickers
How many of you have had this Snickers Salad before?  It is a definite favorite with our kids.

Of course it always made me laugh every time I heard people talking about this salad, because Snickers and salad just don’t sound right together.  But then I had some of the deliciousness, and I was a believer.   The creamy Jello pudding and Cool Whip mixed with apple chunks and Snickers bars…now that’s the kind of salad I can get behind every night.  That’s one way of having your apple a day right?

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The other day I bought more Crunch Pak apples for school lunches and after school snacks.  As much as the kids would like to have cookies and cake every day, we have been trying to enforce more healthy options and I love how convenient the bags are for kids to eat.  Nothing wrong with encouraging the kids to eat more healthy snacks with individual portion sizes. I also picked up an extra bag of apples because I also wanted to make some muffins or bread too.

But then I wandered into the Easter aisles at Walmart, and I had this crazy desire to put Snickers into said muffins or bread.  Of course a bag of those Snickers went into my cart in quite a hurry.  What was that I said about eating more healthy snacks?

Apple Snickers Cake from http://www.insidebrucrewlife - apple cake with Snickers bars baked in and on the pudding layer #apple #Snickers

My husband just shakes his head in disbelief every time I come home with more candy.  I realize I have issues if you are wondering.  This time I was telling him about my crazy need to bake some apple bread with Snickers when he stopped me.  His suggestion was an apple cake with the Snickers Salad on top as frosting.  The more I thought about it, the better it sounded!  Let me tell you people, he is a genius because this cake is simply to die for.

This Apple Snickers Cake is actually quite healthy…if you forget that it has candy bars and sugar in it.  I used a mixture of applesauce and yogurt in place of any oil and butter.  And 3 cups of chopped apples means lots of apple in every bite.  See totally healthy right?  Ok, fine, now you are shaking your head at me in disbelief too.

Whatever. This cake is amazing!  Case closed on whether it is really healthy or not!

Apple Snickers Cake from http://www.insidebrucrewlife - apple cake with Snickers bars baked in and on the pudding layer #apple #Snickers

Need more yummy apple cake in your life?

It is your lucky day because my friend Aimee from Shugary Sweets also has an amazing recipe using Crunch Pak apples.  Head over and check out her Caramel Apple CInnamon Roll Coffee Cake.  It looks heavenly!!!

 

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Here are a few other ways we eat our Crunch Pak apples:

apple pie parfait2

Apple Pie Cheesecake Parfaits

caramel apple granola bars

Caramel Apple Granola Bars

apple cider whoopie pies5
Apple Cider Whoopie Pies

toffee apple pie cookies1
Toffee Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Snickers Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 16 pieces of cake

Apple Snickers Cake

Apple Cake with a fun Snickers Salad twist on top.

Ingredients

1/3 cup applesauce
1/3 cup plain yogurt (Chobani)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups peeled and diced apples
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cup chopped Snickers bars, divided
1 cup milk
1 box Jello instant vanilla pudding (3.4 oz.)
1 Cool Whip (8 oz.)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the applesauce, yogurt, eggs, vanilla, and sugars. Beat until creamy. Stir in the diced apples. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly add to the apple mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in 1 cup of chopped Snickers by hand.
  2. Pour the apple batter into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Bake the cake at 350* for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  3. Whisk together the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Fold in the Cool Whip gently. Spoon on top of the cooled cake and spread out. Place in refrigerator for about on hour to thicken. Serve with extra candy bar pieces. Makes 16 pieces.
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Other friends that love apples:

Caramel Apple Cheesecake from Will Cook For Smiles
Taffy Apple Pizza from Love Grows Wild
Caramel Apple Scones from Recipe Girl

*Crunch Pak Apples is a sponsor for Inside BruCrew Life.  They have provided coupons for free product and other compensation.  All opinions are completely my own.

 

 

 

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    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      I know…my hubby has had quite a few winner recipes lately. Maybe he should be food blogging :-) You will have to let me know what your family thinks of this one!!!

  1. Kelley Jose says

    Oh my..I was just going through my stash of candy last night and found one lonely little bag of Snicker’s minis leftover from Christmas! Now I know exactly what to do with them :) This recipe looks great! And I just happen to have some Chobani in the fridge as well! Thank you! Can’t wait to make this cake!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Sounds to me like apple snickers cake should have been in your house this weekend :-) I hope you had a chance to make it!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      It amazes me every time I bake with apples at how moist things turn out! The topping was obviously the best part!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      He is going to be so surprised when you cut him a huge piece of cake with apples and snickers then!!! Hope he likes it!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      It is a salad that I can get behind each and every time! It was so fun to pair it with an apple cake for a fun twist!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Never had snickers salad? Girl, you need to make the salad first…it really is pretty awesome. Then definitely make the cake…it’s equally as awesome :-)

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Yes, definitely try the salad…it is a huge favorite around here and always one of the first things to go at potluck dinners!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      I am surprised at how many have never heard of the salad…it is such a fun one to share!!! I have problems around candy bars in general :-) The cake was gone pretty quickly here too!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      I really do enjoy using Chobani in baked goods. That yogurt makes such a difference in texture. Of course Snickers added a great crunch this time too!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      The ideas are swirling here too! I can’t wait to see what yummy creations you come up with!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Hahaha…any time I add fruit or yogurt I say it is healthy. Drives my husband nuts when I say that :-)

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Small or big kids alike will go crazy over the fun candy cake! I can see making this for Easter for sure!!!

  2. Lori says

    Ok let’s just say I don’t wanna be healthy. I want the butter or oil, not the applesauce and yogurt. How much? 2/3 cup softened butter?

    • says

      Haha! So your comment made me laugh today :-) Yes, if you want to go full fat, I would use 2/3 cup butter. But I have to tell you that you would never know this was a “healthy” cake because it is rich and full of moisture!

      • Lori says

        Thank you Jocelyn! I’m sure it’s great either way! I have apples, and Snickers I can pick up at cvs tomorrow before work, but I’m trying to avoid a grocery run, that’s all! If I can use butter, I’m good to go!

  3. Marysue says

    This sounds oh, SOOO yummm! Quandary: do I file it under “cake” or “sweet bar”? I know it says cake, bit it’s so dense (looking), it looks like it could be called a bar. Either way, can’t wait to try it!

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