PINEAPPLE PRALINE FLUFF

Pineapple Praline Fluff

Pineapple praline fluff is the easiest dish, and let me tell you…it’s DELICIOUS! It’s basically our strawberry praline salad with PINEAPPLE. We’ve had several of our readers tell us they have a strawberry allergy…so this one is for you! Fluff salads are very popular in the South. Basically, it’s a dessert salad that makes a fabulous side dish. Not only are they delicious, but they are also super simple. Win! Win!

Ingredients Needed for Pineapple Praline Fluff:

Pretzels

Butter, melted

Brown sugar

Chopped pecans

White sugar

Pineapple tidbits, drained

Cream cheese, softened

Vanilla

Cool Whip


Tips for Making:

  • Many readers have asked if they can use homemade whipped topping in fluff salads. You can certainly try, but I have found that Cool Whip works best. It has a stronger structure than homemade whipped topping and seems to hold up better.
  • You could easily add a few maraschino cherries or coconut to this recipe.
  • Like walnuts better than pecans? Use walnuts!
  • You can certainly make this dish a day in advance. Keep praline pretzels in an air-tight container and add in just before serving.

Pineapple Praline Fluff

Pineapple Praline Fluff

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Pineapple Praline Fluff

Judy Yeager
This delicious fluff salad makes the perfect side dish for any gathering, holiday or potluck!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups of pretzels broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup of butter 1 stick, melted
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 20 ounce can of pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 8 ounce tub of Cool Whip

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine melted butter, pretzels, brown sugar and pecan in a bowl. Once mixed, spread evenly on baking pan and bake for 6 minutes until golden brown. Let cool. I put mine in the fridge to harden.
  • Drain pineapple really well, I used a strainer and a fork to press any extra liquid out. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine white sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and cool whip. Mix with mixer until well combined. Fold in pineapple and break up pretzel mixture and fold in as well. You can set some aside to garnish on top for decoration. Serve cold.

Notes

  • Many ask if they can use homemade whipped topping. You can certainly try, but I have found that Cool Whip works best. It has a stronger structure than homemade whipped topping.
  • You could easily add a few maraschino cherries or coconut to this recipe.
  • You can make this dish a day in advance. Keep praline pretzels in an air-tight container and add just before serving.
Keyword Pineapple Praline Fluff, Fluff salad, dessert salad
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