Snicker Salad and Pierce Brown

January 7th, 2015 Kimberly Feature 77 Comments

7th Jan

To spice things up on Wednesdays between reviews, I am going to share ”Recipe and a Book Recommendations.” Today I am sharing a salad that is so easy to make the whole family can be involved. It’s yummy and nutritious.  If you haven’t read Pierce Brown’s Red Rising fantasy trilogy you are in for a treat. Red Rising his debut novel rocked the reading world and offers a rich tale for young and old. It made Caffeinated’s top ten list for  2014 and won several awards. Golden Son the second in the trilogy released this week. I cannot recommend this series enough! From the writing to the world Brown weaved magic. You know that book you wish everyone would read? Yep, that is this series for me.  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy…

Snicker Salad


2-3 Granny Smith apples
2 snicker bars (can substitute peanut butter cups, Heath bars, Three Musketeers, Milky way, Twix)
1-2 ripe banana
1 container of Cool whip

snicker salad

Core and dice apples into bite size bits. I prefer to leave the skins, but you can cut and dice them how you prefer. Cut snickers into thin slices, and slice banana. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Fold in Cool Whip. Serves a family of 4. This dish is best served immediately after mixing. You can add nuts and drizzle with caramel. For a nice holiday touch sever in clear glass stemware and top with a cherry and some nuts.

Book Recommendation

Red Rising

Red Rising
by Pierce Brown
Series: Red Rising Trilogy #1
Publisher: Random House
on January 28, 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction
Purchase: Amazon 

One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better future for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow and Reds like him are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow joins a resistance group in order to infiltrate the ruling class and destroy society from within. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

Red Rising is a brilliant dystopian and the first in the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown. From the depths below Mars’ surface to the hills of Olympus; Brown melded science-fiction, complex characters and outstanding world-building in this tale that left me spent and begging for more. Mini-review: Epic world-building, brutal, and enthralling with whiffs of a darker Hunger Games. Read my full review of Red Rising.

Snicker Salad and Pierce Brown
Golden Son
by Pierce Brown
Series: Red Rising #2
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within. A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart,Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown’s continuing status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.

2015 FAV BOOKLOVE dystopian fantasy Young Adult

Golden Son was brilliant. There is no second book syndrome and while it has a different feel than its predecessor, the story progression and character development blew my mind. I have no double Golden Son will earn a slot in 2015. While these are classified YA, they will appeal to Adult fantasy and dystopian readers.  Read my review of Golden Son.

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77 Responses to “Snicker Salad and Pierce Brown”

  1. Trish

    I’ve had this in my feed to check out as I had no idea how you were going to combine a snickers into a salad! All I can say is YUM!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is delicious and everyone enjoys it. I love that it has some nutritional value as well

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Eh semantics 🙂 It is yummy and you can add or decrease amounts.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Sharonda..I <3 this trilogy and the salad is a big hit 🙂

  2. Mary

    From four and a half to a five for the second book? Wowzers. Think I’ll have to check it out!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You can substitute vanilla pudding and Wahoo so glad you added these!

  3. Tyler H Jolley

    I thought snickers salad was a Utah thing! The only difference is ours has a package of dry vanilla pudding in it and we don’t add bananas, although they would be a great addition. I always scoff when people ask if it’s healthy because, duh, it’s a salad. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, my daughter says the same thing when she makes a salad that is 90% croutons.

  4. Christy

    I don’t know how I feel about this salad. This concoction is intriguing though. lol. And pfft … you know I with you on these books.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You are welcome and you can change it up…the possibilities are unlimited.

  5. Sophia Rose

    I love this feature! I didn’t realize that Snickers Salad was so simple. Even I can’t kill this. Thanks, Kimba! I really need to get caught up on this series that you and everyone else says is amazing.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehe..yes perfect for non-cooks, and college students!

  6. Red Iza

    Some ingredients are foreign to me (I bet a cool whip has something to do with wipped cream, but I can think of things to replace it – with taste ?) but I’m glad you liked Red rising, I’ll be reading it soon 😉

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes whipped cream already can make it fresh 🙂

  7. Katherine

    I’ve had this with apples and I think grapes before but never bananas. That sounds amazing! Pierce Brown is an author I’d like to try so I’m glad to hear that the series doesn’t have the 2nd book problems!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      There are all kinds of variations you can really get creative.

  8. ShootingStarsMag

    I believe I’ve had snickers salad before…but a long time ago, so I need to try it again. I really do want to read these books; they sound amazing. I can’t believe how young the author is!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It has been around awhile. Red Rising and salad for 2015..yes!

  9. Megan McDade

    I have been wanting to read this series everyone who has read it thinks its amazing. I need to get to it ASAP! Your recipie sounds yummy. I have to try it!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes go one-click or swing by the book store Megan 🙂

  10. Adriana

    I love the idea of a Snicker salad. You are so imaginative! I’m way behind on the Red Rising train but thanks for making me keep in mind.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      No lol you can use granola or a protein bar and use light cool whip. Either way it isn’t very high in calories. You can even use one bar of chocolate instead of two and add another apple.

  11. Sarah

    Kimba, your Snicker Salad is missing a key ingredient… salad. 😉 It’s a good thing my new year resolution ISN’T to lose weight.. haha 😉 In all seriousness, it looks delicious. Definitely something we down South would enjoy!

    I’m going to have to kick my but and try this series, even if it is out of my comfort zone… so many bloggers are gushing over Red Rising, I’m feel like I’m missing out LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thankfully this isn’t real bad and you can use a granola or protein bar instead of snicker bar and light cool whip

  12. Candace

    Sounds yummy! It’s definitely something different but I think everything would go together pretty well.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is surprisingly good, and we have mixed it differently.

  13. Ro

    The easier a recipe is to make, the more I love it, and this one looks and sounds totally yummy! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs…

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I usually do at least one a month, you can find more of them under the Features menu at the top of my blog

  14. Lola

    This looks yummy and it’s so easy to make. Although just like Michelle I would probably throw in another candy bar or no candy bar as I am not a fan of snickers. I am glad someone else already asked what Cool Whip was, as I didn’t know that either.

  15. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I think even kids will like that salad…LOL. Lots of sweet, yet healthy things…well, maybe not the Snicker bars…

    I haven’t read that series yet, but it certainly looks enticing. Thanks!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is a nice mix and you can always substitute a protein or granola bar for the snickers

  16. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    And I was just trying to convince myself NOT to eat. Epic failure, thanks to you. 🙂
    I have yet to read Red Rising, although I own the audio. It was too dark for me, but now I’m actually in the mood for it.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Not as dark as you would think..and ooh yes you must. I really think you will love them Maja.

  17. Michelle

    This recipe looks amazing and know you can make it with Twix I’m totally making it this weekend. I have seen this series a lot and heard so many good things. I hope to get to it soon or at least someday! Great post and thanks for the awesome recipe 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, you can use any candy bar and add additional fruit. My friend likes to use grapes

  18. Shan

    Oh my gosh I’ve never heard of a chocolate salad before! Not sure what the Australian version of Cool Whip is but will have a hunt in stores. Definitely looking forward to reading this series as well, have heard so many good things! Keep up the recipe recommendations by the way, love reading them (:

    • kimbacaffeinate

      it is whipped cream Shan. It can be made from scratch as well.

  19. Bookworm Brandee

    Omigosh, that salad sounds yummy! I may even be able to con my oldest, pickiest child into eating some fruit if it’s combined with Snickers! *ha* Thanks for sharing the recipe…and I’ll be picking up Red Rising as well. My oldest (yeah, the pickiest eater) will enjoy Red Rising as well!! 🙂

  20. Silvia

    You shouldn’t share this kind of recipes, Kimberly… *off she goes purchasing the ingredients*
    Already noted your recommendations, btw! 😉

  21. Lupdilup

    I’m 2 hours into The Golden Son and I’m already Loving it! From the first few minutes, I knew I was going to listen to something epic! I had that stupid smile on my face….You know what I Just for that, I’m going to give this salad a shot…After I finish the book..I just hope I get some’s 19 hours.