Crank up the AC, turn on the fans and don’t stress about cooking a meal. Make a summer salad that is so yummy they will be asking for it repeatedly all summer long.
As the summer heats up; the family starts to get crabby because it is so hot. Certainly no one wants to cook a heavy meal, and likewise no one wants to eat a heavy meal.
What can you do?
Treat the family to a refreshing change… try “Candy Bar Salad”. Just the name alone will get them running to the kitchen to help you make dinner.
Can’t you just imagine the look on your kids face when you announce that you need help making dinner? Everyone rolls their eyes and goes back to whatever they were doing.
Now imagine this - You call the kids and tell them you are making Candy Bar Salad and you need someone to help – someone to come and pound the frozen candy bars. I can tell you that they will come running!
Candy Bar Salad
1 large 16 ounce carton of whipped topping
1 small box of powdered vanilla instant pudding
1 large (King Size) frozen candy bar
1 granny smith apple
You should really plan to make this salad weekly throughout the summer so you can try a different kind of candy bar each week. Our personal favorites are Butterfingers, Baby Ruth and Snickers.
I just keep a bunch of candy bars in the freezer for when the motivation for this meal hits.
1. Freeze the candy bar
2. Put the candy bar into a zip lock bag and hit with a hammer or meat tenderizer to break ti apart into small pieces
3. Peel and core the apple
4. Cut the apple into small pieces
5. Mix everything together
6. Put in the fridge for at least an hour
Since you really cannot have Candy Bar Salad every day of the week here is another quick, easy and no cook salad.
1 large 16 ounce container of whipped topping
1 can of strawberry pie filling
1 cup of marshmallows
1- 8 ounce can of drained crushed pineapple
1 box of powdered vanilla instant pudding mix
1. Mix everything together
2. Chill, covered in the fridge for at least one hour
3. Serve and accept all the compliments
An added benefit of these salads is that your kids will want to help and you can enjoy time together as you create in the kitchen.