Aunt Georgia’s Pineapple Pretzel Salad

Posted by on Sunday, April 17th, 2011


Here is another family favorite that is easy to prepare and serve. Aunt Georgia’s Pineapple Pretzel Salad is a savory compliment to Easter Ham and left over ham rolls.  Although I posted this last year, I simply had to repost again since this dish has become an Easter tradition at our house.  The origianl recipe called for Cool Whip, but I make it with real whipping cream.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl add:
• 1 ½ cup pretzel sticks (broken into inch long pieces)
• ½ cup sugar
• 1 stick melted butter

Stir until pretzels are well coated. Pour mixture onto a 9×13 shallow cookie sheet or baking pan. I like to line the pan with foil first – it sure makes clean up easier. Bake the pretzels about 7 minutes. Remove from oven and stir continually until pretzels have cooled. Set aside until salad is ready to serve.

In a large mixing bowl cream:
• 1 8oz cream cheese (room temperature)
• ½ cup powdered sugar

• 1 20 oz crushed pineapple, drained

Fold in:
• 8 oz cool whip OR whip a pint of real whipping cream

Mix half the candied pretzels into salad right before serving. Top the salad with the remaining half.

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8 Responses to “Aunt Georgia’s Pineapple Pretzel Salad”

  1. Tina McMahelon 18 Apr 2010 at 6:19 am 1


    This salad was an absoulute hit at the baby shower! There was not one person there that did not want the recipe. Aunt Georgia really knew what she was doing with this one!

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  2. carolinaheartstringson 18 Apr 2011 at 9:02 am 2

    Wow does that sound and look wonderful. I am going to try this one this year for my Easter dinner!

  3. Joy @ Joy of Dessertson 18 Apr 2011 at 3:13 pm 3

    Hi Tara. I found your site through Carolina Heartstrings, and came by to take a look. I’d like to invite you to participate in my two weekly recipe parties on Mondays and Thursdays. The Thursday one is specifically dedicated to saving old family recipes or those from vintage cookbooks, and would be perfect for recipes like your Aunt Georgia’s.

  4. Taraon 19 Apr 2011 at 10:08 am 4

    Hey Joy! Thanks for stopping by. Sure I’d be interested in anything to share our southern heritage and get more blog traffic.

  5. Avaon 24 Nov 2011 at 6:37 am 5

    Hi Tara, I found your recipe through google actually. It is EXACTLY the salad I was searching for. Someone brought this into work one party and everyone eating it couldn’t stop….nobody could put a handle on what were the crunchy pieces!!! Well, I am making this for today’s Thanksgiving Dinner. I want to thank you for the post and tell you I will be a repeated visitor. You seem to have more recipes I see I will make. I love to bake and just Happy Thanksgiving. Now, I have you to be thankful too:) Keep up your site and although I’m not on the computer other than to play a game or look up something I will make it a point to come back always. Thanks. A U.P. Michigan gal..

  6. Taraon 27 Nov 2011 at 6:12 pm 6

    Hi Ava. Thanks so much for you kind comment. LOVE those crunchy pieces in the salad. I’ve thought about making batches of those candied pretzels and giving bags of them as Christams treats. So glad you found our site and something tasty to make. Visit again soon and enjoy the holiday season.

  7. janet hickman\cooknchic1on 02 Jun 2012 at 7:56 am 7

    Like Ava I had this at a work potluck and it was awesome!

  8. Peggyon 31 Mar 2013 at 2:13 pm 8

    Thank you Joy this recipe sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try it for my goddaughters baby shower. I’m sure it will be a hit!