Taffy Apple Salad

A deliciously light sweet and salty dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Servings 10 to 12 servings
Calories 291 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 20 ounce canned crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 Granny Smith apples diced
  • cups peanuts
  • 8 ounce Cool Whip
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  1. Drain the juice from the can of pineapples into a small saucepan; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining crushed pineapple and the miniature marshmallows. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the small saucepan with the pineapple juice, add the sugar, flour, vinegar and egg, and whisk together. Place the pan over medium heat and cooking, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until the mixture thickens and reaches 170 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl. Let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. The next day, add the pineapple and marshmallow mixture to the custard, then stir in the chopped apples and peanuts. With a rubber spatula, fold in the Cool Whip until completely combined. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until serving. Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Taffy Apple Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Potassium 302mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 31g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 8.5%
Calcium 6.1%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.