An easy recipe for Caramel Apple Fluff loaded with chunks of apples for a super yummy treat!
This post is sponsored by Crunch Time Apple Growers – SnapDragon
Oh my goodness this fluff is addicting! When I make it for my kids I end up eating half of it myself!
If you have never had fluff before or wondering what in the world fluff is you just need to try it for yourself, especially this Caramel Apple Fluff. It’s basically a fluffy salad mixed with fruit, crushed pineapple, and cool whip. I have an old family recipe for what would be similar to fluff that my family calls Pinky Winky. It’s a combination of raspberry jello mix, mandarin oranges, pineapple, cottage cheese and cool whip. This Caramel Apple Fluff is similar to that minus the mandarin oranges and cottage cheese and a spin on Cranberry Fluff that I also made before. It’s so good you can’t help yourself from eating it. Even Mr. Mother Thyme loves it which says a lot.
Whether you are looking for a sweet treat or something different to include on your Thanksgiving menu, this Caramel Apple Fluff would be the perfect addition. I know a lot of people that love Cranberry Fluff at Thanksgiving. Well how about this year trying something new like this. And yes, this not only makes a festive dessert but is a good side dish during dinner too!
Caramel Apple Fluff consists of chunks of SnapDragon apples mixed with a small can of crushed pineapple, a small package of butterscotch pudding mix which adds that caramelly flavor, a handful of mini marshmallows and cool whip. You can even add in some chop nuts too but I prefer it without. Every time I make this everyone “gobbles” it up – no pun intended.
SnapDragon apples are very similar to Honeycrisp which is actually the parent variety of a SnapDragon. They are sweet and juicy and are perfect for snacking or to use in a variety of your favorite apples recipes, like this Caramel Apple Fluff. They have great texture which makes which is why I love them in this recipe too.
Grown in New York, SnapDragon apples were developed by Cornell University in partnership with the Crunch Time Apple Growers. They contain antioxidant components that help with not only heart-health, but with also delivering oxygen to the lungs during endurance exercise so they make a great post-workout snack! With their bright color, snappy texture and bursting flavor, SnapDragon is a crowd-please and a favorite among kids! You can find these delicious apples at select retailers around the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. You can check out Crunch Time Apple Growers’ Where To Buy page on their website for a full list of stores.
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Caramel Apple Fluff
- 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple
- 1 1.85 ounce package butterscotch instant pudding mix*
- 4 SnapDragon apples peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 8 ounce tube frozen cool whip, thawed
In a large bowl mix together crushed pineapple and pudding mix.
Stir in chopped apples and marshmallows.
Fold in cool whip.
Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
Royal Instant Pudding Mix in a 1.85 ounce box was used in this recipe. If you are unable to find Royal you can substitute and use about half of a 3.4 ounce box of instant pudding mix.
Be sure to check out my other SnapDragon recipe for Apple Dumplings too!
Disclosure: I received compensation from Crunch Time Apple Growers for recipe development and this post. All opinions are my own.