She Loves It, She loves It Not, Butterfinger Apple Coconut Salad
My daughter loves traditional Snickers apple salad with vanilla pudding, whipped cream, red and green apples, and Snickers candy bars. I was excited to tailor it to other flavors she likes by pouring coconut milk into the pudding and tossing in Butterfinger candy instead of Snickers.
But you’d have thought I added red beets.
Me: “Kalani, I made a special salad for you like the Snickers and apple salad you love but it has Butterfingers in it.”
Kalani: “Oh, I don’t really like Butterfingers that much. I like Snickers so that’s why I like that salad.”
Me: “Um, well, I was excited to make it for you because when we go to the Zesto, you always order a Butterfinger Avalanche with coconut and chocolate ice cream.”
Kalani: “Ya, well that’s because Snickers freeze when they are in ice cream and they are too hard to eat.”
Me: “OK. It’s in the refrigerator if you decide to try some. It has Honeycrisp and green apples.”
The next day…
Kalani: “That salad was actually really good!”
Me: “I’m glad you liked it! Could you taste coconut?”
Me: “If I make it again I’ll add more coconut milk. I didn’t use too much because I wasn’t sure if the taste would be too strong. I didn’t actually use coconut because I don’t like coconut.”
Butterfinger Apple Coconut Salad
- 1 cup cold coconut milk, find it in the Asian food section (do NOT use cream of coconut)
- ½ cup cold milk
- 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
- 8 oz whipped cream like Cool Whip
- 2 Granny Smith apples , chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 2 Honeycrisp apples, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 11.5 oz Butterfinger candy bars , chopped into bite-sized pieces
- ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut
- In a large bowl, whisk coconut milk and milk with pudding mix. Let it rest for 3 minutes.
- Fold in Cool Whip. Gently fold in chopped apples, candy bars, and coconut.
- Cover and refrigerate until serving. Best if eaten within 24 hours.
All text and images © Staci Mergenthal • Random Sweets
Well, Kalani….You could share with your grandma!!!! Sounds like a great combination of flavors 😉