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Taffy Apple Salad Recipe

Taffy Apple Salad

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"I got this recipe from my Aunt Sandy and it is delicious! Plan ahead, because this recipe needs to chill overnight."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings


  1. Combine the pineapple chunks and marshmallows. Mix together, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In a medium saucepan, stir together the pineapple juice, egg, flour, vinegar and sugar over medium low heat. Cook and stir sauce until thickened. Transfer to a medium sized bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. In a large bowl, blend together the marshmallow mix and sauce. Stir in the peanuts, whipped topping and apples. Refrigerate until serving time.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2006

similar to a 24 hour fruit salad. I only had rainbow colored mini marshmallows and used those. Used 2 gala apples and 20 oz. pineapple tidbits. Apples sliced thin w/skin on for added color. Looked pretty; confetti color. I would not suggest using a tart apple such as granny smith; feel it would be too sour. The salad needed 'something'. Made the caramel sauce from 'bananas in caramel sauce' by Sarah Hand from this site and that brought it up to snuff. Salad itself was a bit boring without. Layered salad with sauce and also drizzled over top with a few more peanuts.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2008

This is a good recipe, however, I cut up about 3 whole snickers bar or use more if you like. It gives the carmel flavor your looking for.

Mar 21, 2008

I love this recipe too! - for those looking for "something" that might be missing -- try using cider vinegar instead of white...... it gives the salad a little oommph.

Sep 10, 2006

This was good, but I agree with TUNISIANSWIFE, it needed "something". I think it was lacking the caramel flavor as well. On purpose I used rainbow marshmallows as that is how my Grandmother used to make this dish. I didn't have spanish peanuts and used Virginia dry roasted instead. Thanks.

May 03, 2008

This is so very yummy! I cut my pineapple chunks smaller so they weren't bigger than the apple chunks, wanted to keep them about the same size. I also added an extra apple (red delicious) and left the peels on all of them to add some color. With the red, green, and white colors it would be a pretty salad for Christmas. I left out the peanuts since I'm bringing it to a friends who has allergies but will try it with the peanuts next time. Also, this is a taffy apple salad, not a caramel apple salad. **UPDATE** Had it with lightly salted cocktail peanuts this time and it's 10 times better than without.

Oct 12, 2010

This was so good. Definitely a keeper. Also, two minor changes. 20 oz can of pineapple tidbits and walnuts instead of peanuts.

Aug 28, 2003

This was the recipe I was searching for! Very tasty but I especially like it because it's light & refreshing. Perfect for a summer cook-out. Also very convenient because the ingredients are all things you would probably have on hand. (I used crushed pineapple and made it without the nuts - my kids won't eat them.) A great recipe. Thanks Jeanne!

Dec 26, 2011

Good recipe, mine got a bit too liquified, since all I had on hand was crushed pineapple ,I wont make that same mistake again! I used one granny smith and one red delicious. The combo made for a nice tart and sweet crunch. I also didint peel the apples, it added a nice color to an otherwise white and bland looking salad! Will make again


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  • Calories
  • 406 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 35 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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