Candy Apple Trifle

This is like Snickers and a Candy Apple had a lovechild! Seriously! It's so addicting and refreshing too! This dessert is always a hit wherever I take it. It's super easy to put together too and the best part is: it's a No-Bake recipe!

This can be made in one large Trifle bowl or as small individual servings.  I recommend serving it the same day you make it for the best flavor and presentation. 

This is a recipe from my second cookbook "The Saint's Plate & The Sinners Dinner" available here on my website or on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Candy apple trifle recipeIngredients

  • 2-8oz packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2C Powdered Sugar
  • 16oz Cool Whip
  • 5 Granny Smith Apples, cored & cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 7 Snickers bars, chopped
  • 1 jar ice cream topping Caramel sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped peanuts


In a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Using a low speed, add the vanilla extract and add in the powdered sugar 1/2C at a time.  When well mixed, fold in the cool whip

Next, Stir in the chopped apples leaving a few out to use on the top as garnish.  Stir in 1 C of the chopped snickers.  Spoon 1/3 of the mixture into the bottom of a trifle bowl or clear glass serving dish. Sprinkle with a few more of the snickers around the edges and drizzle entire layer with caramel sauce.   Continue to layer into 2-3 layers depending upon the size of your dish.   T

op with the remaining snickers and apples for garnish, drizzle with remaining caramel sauce and sprinkle with chopped peanuts

Place in the fridge or 2 hours to chill or until ready to serve.