This snickers salad dip is a lightened up & dairy-free take on a Midwestern classic! It’s dairy-free and made with homemade caramel for dipping your apples in.

A bowl of snickers salad dip with an apple dipping into it.

What is Snickers salad?

Snickers salad is not a “salad” by any means. It’s a midwestern dessert made with cream cheese, cool whip, chopped snickers bars and green apples, and topped off with caramel. Definitely delicious even if it’s not a salad!

This is a summer party classic that I wanted to recreate with dairy-free ingredients, and lightened up a bit! It’s made with no actual snickers, but will still taste like a snickers bar! This version is a dip, making it perfect to dip your apples in.

The ingredients for the Snickers salad dip

  • Dairy-Free Cream Cheese. I use this dairy-free cream cheese.
  • Whipped Coconut Cream. I used Coco Whip for a shortcut, but you can use homemade whipped coconut cream.
  • Almond Butter. This is used to create that nutty flavor that you get from snickers. You can use another nut or seed butter.
  • Dark Chocolate. This levels up the snickers vibe! I used this.
  • Dairy-Free Caramel. I use this.
  • Apples. I use granny smith apples for dipping.

A bowl of snickers salad dip on the counter with apple slices for dip.

How to make dairy-free Snickers salad dip

  • Step One. Mix the cream cheese, whipped coconut cream, almond butter, and chopped chocolate.

The ingredients for snickers salad dip before and after combining.

  • Step Two. Drizzle with caramel and serve chilled with granny smith apples for dipping.

Tips & Tricks

  • Serve this dip chilled. Keep it in the fridge before serving!
  • Don’t skip the green apples. Green apples in particular pair perfectly with this dip.

Can you make this dip ahead of time?

Yes! It stores great in the fridge for a day or so if you want to make it the night before.

What else can you serve this dip with?

This dip is perfect with apples as that’s basically what’s in snickers salad. However, it’s also great for dipping with gluten-free graham crackers.

A bowl of snickers salad dip ready to be eaten.

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Snickers Salad Dip {Dairy-free, Healthier}

  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


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  1. Using a large bowl combine the cream cheese, whipped coconut cream, almond butter, and chopped chocolate. Mix well to combine.
  2. Drizzle with caramel on top and serve chilled with granny smith apples for dipping.


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 244
  • Fat: 12.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.6g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Protein: 2.8g