I got this recipe from my little sister. It was called Caramel Apple Salad, but I personally don't think butterscotch pudding tastes like caramel apples... nonetheless, it is a delightful sweet side dish/salad or dessert. Other recipes I've seen on 'Zaar all have pineapple, so I am posting this one as it does not. I prefer Granny Smith or another tart apple in this salad as it is quite sweet, but you can use whatever apples you have on hand. :) Prep time includes chilling time; may also be frozen.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together Cool Whip and butterscotch pudding mix until smooth and uniform. (Note: you do NOT make the pudding prior to this step, you simply combine the dry mix with the whipped topping.).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine diced apples, peanuts, and marshmallows. Add the Cool Whip mixture and fold together gently until completely combined.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, or scoop into a lightly greased baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Serve frozen salad cut into squares--you may need to defrost for a few minutes to half an hour so that it will cut neatly. Garnish with chopped peanuts.