Pineapple Pretzel Fluff


This easy pineapple pretzel fluff dessert is guaranteed to be a hit at your next potluck, picnic, or summer cookout. The combination of sweet crushed pineapple, tangy cream cheese, cool and creamy whipped topping, and crunchy buttery pretzels is simply divine.

What truly makes this salad shine is the pretzel topping. Baking the pretzel pieces with butter and sugar gives them an irresistible crunchy, salty, sweet flavor that perfectly balances the fruit and cream. The contrast of textures from the smooth filling and crispy pretzel crunch is what makes this salad so addictive. Trust me, everyone will be asking you for the recipe!

How to Make Delectable Pineapple Pretzel Fluff

Making this crowd-pleasing sweet and salty salad is so easy:

  • Stir together pretzel pieces, melted butter, and sugar and bake until crunchy
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar together until perfectly smooth
  • Gently fold in drained crushed pineapple and thawed Cool Whip
  • Mix in the pretzel topping right before serving to keep maximum crunch

Pro Tips for Pineapple Pretzel Perfection

  • If you can’t find a 12-ounce container of Cool Whip, substitute one and a half 8-ounce containers.
  • Save some pretzel topping to sprinkle on top for bonus crunch and salty-sweet flavor
  • The pretzel crunch will soften over time, so only mix it in right before serving
  • Use pineapple packed in juice, not heavy syrup, for ideal flavor

Now that you know how simple this is to prepare, here’s the full recipe to make this show-stopping pineapple pretzel salad at home.

Pineapple Pretzel Fluff

  • Prep Time : 5 mins
  • Cook Time : 7 mins
  • Total Time : 12 minutes
  • Servings : 10


  • 1 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (12 oz) container Cool Whip, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together pretzels, melted butter, and 1⁄2 cup sugar.
  3. Spread pretzel mixture onto prepared baking pan. Bake for 7 minutes.
  4. Let pretzels cool, then break into pieces.
  5. Beat together cream cheese and remaining 1⁄2 cup sugar until smooth.
  6. Fold in drained pineapple and Cool Whip. Refrigerate for 1+ hours.
  7. Before serving, mix in pretzel pieces. Enjoy!


Reserve some pretzels to sprinkle on top for extra crunch. Only mix in pretzels just before serving to maintain crispness.

I hope this formatted article and recipe helps explain how to make this irresistible pineapple pretzel fluff! Let me know if you need any other details.

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  1. Trudi Wetzel

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