This Oreo Peanut Butter Apple Salad is one of my new favorites! In my opinion, there is nothing that has the ability to spice up a family dinner quite like a fruit or jello salad. This would be a great addition to the table for Mother’s Day this Sunday. A lot of these types of salads are pretty much dessert, but I just pretend they’re not to justify eating dessert after the meal as well 🙂 The way I see it, if you eat enough, you will totally get a serving of apples.
My adoration of the combo of Oreo’s and peanut butter came around the time the Lindsay Lohan version of “The Parent Trap” came out. It is still one of the most loved movies of my childhood! I was only about six or seven when my older sisters and I rented it on the Dish. We made a VHS recording of it and I watched that movie over and over and over and over and over. For years.
Remember the part where Hallie teaches Annie to dip Oreo’s in peanut butter? I started doing it too and have loved it ever since! I give that movie partial credit for the fact that Peanut Butter Oreo’s are now my favorite rendition of the cookie. I have been wanting to try incorporating peanut butter into a fruit salad for a while. So when I found this gem of a recipe over at Something Swanky, with peanut butter AND Oreo’s, I knew I would love it. She wrote it as a variation on Snickers Apple Salad- which is fabulous as well!
With only My Cowboy and I in our household, I don’t make salads like these very often because it is so hard for the two of us to get through an entire batch. So they are kind of a special occasion type of deal for us. I love to make them when I get the chance to feed a group of people that can help us eat it all. My sister and her family visited us a while back. This meant I had enough people to help us power through this delicious Oreo Peanut Butter Apple Salad! Not that it was a very difficult task by any means. I think My Cowboy and I almost could have eaten this salad entirely on our own 🙂
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- 3.75 oz vanilla pudding mix
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- 4 apples
- 20-25 Oreo's, chunked
- In a large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix. Let thicken a couple minutes. Place peanut butter in a small, microwave-safe dish and microwave about twenty seconds, until melted, but not hot. Mix into the pudding. Fold in Cool Whip. Cut the apples into chunks and incorporate in the pudding mixture. If not serving immediately, place in the fridge for 1-2 hours. This isn't necessary, but will give time for the flavors to combine. The Oreo's get mushy pretty fast, so I prefer to wait to fold them in until right before I serve the salad. When you are ready to add the Oreo's, break them into large chunks and add them to the salad! Drizzle with hot fudge, or Hershey's Syrup and melted peanut butter if desired. I also like to garnish it with a few extra Oreo's. Enjoy!
- Recipe lightly adapted from Something Swanky.