This Pineapple Pretzel Fluff dessert is a perfect blend of sweet pineapple, creamy fluff, and crunchy pretzels that promises a taste of tropical heaven.
Indulge in the delightful pineapple pretzel fluff, a dessert that never fails to captivate everyone’s taste buds. This heavenly treat is light and refreshing, making it an instant hit at potlucks, summer barbecues, and any occasion that calls for a delectable dessert.
Imagine the perfect dessert for a scorching summer day—a tantalizing creation that embodies the essence of a cheesecake. That’s precisely what this pineapple pretzel fluff offers, an irresistible blend of flavors that will transport you to dessert heaven.
If you are from the Midwest, you’re likely acquainted with the beloved fluff dessert, gracing countless gatherings in a myriad of variations such as orange, cherry, or pistachio.
But this rendition adds a captivating twist by incorporating pretzels into the mix. The harmonious marriage of sweetness, saltiness, and a satisfying crunch will undoubtedly leave you craving more with every blissful bite.
Why You’ll Love Pineapple Pretzel Fluff
- Perfect for parties
- Customizable with different fruits
- Easy to transport
- Can be made in advance
- Light and fluffy dessert
- Sweet and salty taste
What You Need
- Crushed pretzels
- Butter, melted
- Granulated sugar
- Cream cheese
- Crushed pineapple, drained
- Cool whip
How to Make Pineapple Pretzel Fluff
Step 1: Prep. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Prepare pretzels. In a mixing bowl, toss together crushed pretzels, melted butter, and ½ cup sugar. Spread the pretzel mixture out evenly onto the parchment paper and bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Step 3: Prepare the cream cheese mixture. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, until smooth. Mix in remaining ½ cup granulated sugar, crushed pineapple, and cool whip, until well combined.
Step 4: Chill. Place creamy pineapple fluff in fridge and allow to chill for at least an hour uncovered.
Step 5: Serve. Add fluff to a serving bowl, mix in pretzel pieces and serve with extra pretzels for dipping.
- Add marshmallows and maraschino cherries for different flavor.
- Add a 20 oz. can of mandarin orange slices, drained for some color and added flavor.
- If you want more pineapple, add some pineapple tidbits to the mixture.
- Can add a side of pretzels next to the fluff dessert for guests to add their own or avoid getting too soft and mushy.
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to avoid the pretzel mix sticking to the pan.
- Need to make more? Double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd.
- For best results, chill in fridge for at least an hour.
How to Store
Place in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. DO NOT Freeze! Pineapple pretzel fluff does not freeze well at all and do not recommend.
Pretzel fluff and pretzel salad both feature pretzels, but they differ in terms of texture and layers. Pretzel salad has a crust made of pretzels, a creamy layer with cream cheese or whipped topping, and a fruity gelatin layer with fruit on top. In contrast, pretzel fluff combines crushed pretzels, crushed fruit, cream cheese, and whipped topping into a chilled and fluffy dessert.
Yes, you can. Chop the pineapple into small chunks or crush it and add it to the recipe.
Absolutely! You can make a day in advance and store in fridge till serving.
Yes, you can. It’s so versatile and can have other mix-ins such as marshmallow, nuts or different fruits. Feel free to customize to suit your preferences.
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Pineapple Pretzel Fluff
- 1 cup pretzels crushed
- ½ cup butter melted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 20 ounces unsweetened crushed pineapple drained
- About 4 ½ cups cool whip 1 ½ 8 ounce containers
- Step 1: Prep. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Prepare pretzels. In a medium bowl, toss together crushed pretzels, melted butter, and ½ cup sugar. Spread the pretzel mixture out evenly onto the parchment paper and bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Step 3: Prepare the cream cheese mixture. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, until smooth. Mix in remaining ½ cup granulated sugar, crushed pineapple, and cool whip, until well combined.
Step 4: Chill. Place pineapple pretzel fluff in fridge and allow to chill for at least an hour uncovered.
Step 5: Serve. Add fluff to a serving bowl, mix in crushed pretzels and serve with extra pretzels for dipping.
Nutritional facts are estimates and are provided as a courtesy to the reader. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. Nutritional values are calculated via a third party. Changing ingredients, amounts or cooking technique will alter the estimated nutritional calculations.