Candy Salad (TikTok Recipe)

Published Date: July 25, 2023

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Candy Salad is made with an assortment of candy tossed together like a salad but so much more enjoyable. It’s a people’s choice kind of recipe and is very versatile with so many fun candy inclusions!

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Candy Salad Is So Fun!

Candy Salad is all over TikTok and Instagram right now, and even though this might seem like the easiest recipe ever (it kind of is), it’s also pure genius! And yes, leave it to TikTok to turn candy into a salad.

You can make candy salad for birthdays and get-togethers or sneak it into the movies, as the viral trendsetters are recommending. You can make candy salad for at-home movie nights, holiday parties, and road trips.

There are many different ways to make candy salad, but the classic go-to version is usually a mix of fruity-flavored gummy candies. You can choose what you put in your candy salad and make a batch as little or as big as you want!

Candy used in candy salad on a pink surface.

Why We Love Candy Salad!

Do you ever go to the movies or the store candy aisle and want more than just one bag? Like you want sour patch kids, but you also want gummy worms and maybe even Reese’s pieces too?

Enter candy salad, where you make a trail mix of sorts with all your favorites and then portion it out! Leaving you with a variety of sweet treats to enjoy!

It’s basically like someone took a whole candy bar table (like you see at events) and dumped it all into a giant bucket!

Candy Salad Ingredients

  • Sour Patch Kids Strawberries
  • Sour Patch Kids Watermelon
  • Gummy Worms
  • Sour Crawlers
  • Sweetart Chews
  • Gummy Bears
  • Magic Sticks
  • Sour Punch Straws
  • Nerds Gummy Clusters
  • Sour Streamers

You can choose your ingredients based on your personal tastes and the theme you are doing for your event!

Candy Salad Variations

  • Everything: Anything your heart desires. These salads can be themed for holidays, events, or even movies.
  • Chocolate Mix: bite-size chocolate candies like M&M’s and mini Reeses cups.
  • Sour Mix: sour gummy worms, Warheads, and even some sour gummy strips.
  • Sweet Mix: Gummy bears, nerd gummy clusters, and peach rings.
Candy salad in a basket with parchment.

How To Make Candy Salad

Candy salad is a combination of all your favorites to enjoy. All you need to do is get your choice of candies, toss them together in a container or bowl, then enjoy.

How To Store Candy Salad

Since this is just candy, it will last a very long time. But it’s important to store it in an airtight container (squeeze out any excess air if storing it in a bag); this way, the gummy candies don’t dry out. You’ll also want to keep it cool and not leave it out in the sun for too long, as the gummies can get sticky.

Candy salad in a large bowl.

Candy Salad FAQs

What Kinds Of Candy Can I Use?

Any! I would just try to keep the candy all similar in size so it mixes well. For strings or strips of candy, make sure to cut them into pieces before adding them.

How Much Does It Make?

That’s really up to you and how much you want to make. Use movie theater-sized boxes of candy for a smaller batch or larger bags for a party!

A hand holding a scoop of candy salad.

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Candy Salad

Candy Salad is made with an assortment of candy tossed together like a salad but so much more enjoyable. It's a people's choice kind of recipe and is very versatile with so many fun candy inclusions!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy fruit salad, fruit candy salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • Sour Patch Kids Watermelon
  • Sour Patch Kids Strawberries
  • Gummy Bears
  • Sour Brite Crawlers
  • Gummy Worms
  • SweetTarts Chewy Fusions
  • Sour Punch Bites
  • Nerds Gummy Clusters
  • Starmix
  • Candy Straws
  • Sour Streamers


  • Add the Sour Patch Kids Watermelon, Sour Patch Kids Strawberries, Gummy Bears, Sour Brite Crawlers, Gummy Worms, SweetTarts Chewy Fusions, Sour Punch Bites, Nerds Gummy Clusters, and Starmix to a large bowl.
  • Cut the Candy Straws and Sour Streamers into 1-inch pieces and add to the bowl with the rest.
  • Toss the candy together then enjoy.


  • Use the amounts you’d like. Feel free to substitute for other candies or omit those you don’t like.
  • Store in a cool place in an airtight container.

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