Pineapple Pretzel Fluff Recipe

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Looking for something different to bring to a potluck? Beth Olby of Ashland, Wisconsin, says, "Everyone goes crazy for this sweet and crunchy combination. Be sure to add the pretzel mixture right before serving to keep it crispy."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 665 calories, 38g fat (27g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 485mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the pretzels, butter and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 400° for 7 minutes. Cool. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until creamy. Fold in pineapple and whipped topping; chill until serving. Break pretzel mixture into small pieces; stir into pineapple mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Pretzel Fluff in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p48

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

"It was just okay ..."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"A favorite at potlucks"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"I have made this one 20+ times. One of my families favorites! My husband can no longer eat nuts and he said the pretzels remind him of nuts. So fun for the kids to help make too! A great dessert for a hot summer day!"

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"I made this for a potluck again and the reviews were great. Everybody is guessing what's in it and wants the recipe."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"I am always preparing meals and this is the most requested dish I make. I even double and triple the recipe when I take it to a potluck and the dish will be scraped clean!"

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