Now Fall is by far not my favorite season. It probably ranks 3 out of the 4 seasons. Being I like warm weather, summer is obviously my favorite season (and then spring just has to come next as it leads up to summer!). However, there are some things that I really really enjoy about the Fall. Homegrown MN apples is one of them. Nothing like going to the apple orchard (or the farmer’s market!) and picking up a bag (peck, bunch, whatever) of delicious, homegrown apples. It’s something I look forward to every year. Now sometimes, even with eating an apple a day, I still can’t seem to use all the apples. That’s where making apple crisp, apple pie, etc. come in handy.
This year however, I decided to go a non-baking route with the extra apples. We were celebrating October birthdays at work, in which we all bring a dish to share pot-luck style. I ended up having some whipping cream on hand (you never know when you’re going to need it!), and thus Snicker Salad came to mind.
Now if you’ve never had Snicker Salad, I think you’re missing out. Big time. I love the creaminess of the whipping cream, with the crispness of the apples, with the chewiness of the Snicker bar. Mmm mmm good.
Being this is an eat clean blog and I try to eat as clean as possible, I needed to find an all-natural alternative to Snickers (Snickers contains artificial flavor, partially hydrogenated oils, and corn syrup – yuck!).
That’s where Justin’s all-natural candy bars come into play. Justin’s is a nut butter company that also makes all-natural candy bars and peanut butter cups. Candy bars include Milk Chocolate Peanut, Dark Chocolate Peanut, and Milk Chocolate Almond. Think Snickers, but better for you!
If you’ve never made Snickers Salad before, here’s the scoop:
All-natural “Snickers” Salad
|Prep time||10 minutes|
- 16oz Heavy Whipping Cream (organic preferably )
- 5 Apples, large (organic preferably)
- 3 Justin's Milk or Dark Chocolate Peanut Candy Bars
Picture courtesy of kidscooking.about.com
|Using electric beater, whip cream until thick. Should no longer fall off spoon when finished.|
|Core and cut apples into approx. 1-inch chunks.|
|Chop candy bars into approx. 1/2 inch chunks.|
|Combine all ingredients. Put in refrigerator to cool and set.|
|Serve and enjoy!|