Caramel Apple Pretzel Salad

This Caramel Apple Pretzel Salad recipe is a delicious way to enjoy a taste of fall with crunch apples, candied pretzels and sweet caramel sauce.

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One of the classic fall salad recipes is the Apple Snickers Salad. This Caramel Apple Pretzel Salad is my own fun spin on that recipe. Now, this certainly isn’t a healthy salad recipe, so all of you who are looking for healthy desserts, you might want to check out this recipe instead. For all of you who are looking for something awesome and sweet that will disappear at fall parties, stick around to find out more!

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Start by making the sugared pretzels for the salad. Put brown sugar, chopped pretzels and chopped pecans in a bowl. Pour in melted butter and mix everything together. Spread the mixture on a large baking sheet with sides (I used my jelly roll pan). Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool and then break it into small pieces.

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Beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Then, beat in the caramel sauce until smooth. Fold in the whipped topping. Cut enough apples to make three cups. I used two large apples.

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Then, mix the cooled pretzels into the salad.

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Scoop into small bowls and top with a drizzle of caramel sauce. This Caramel Apple Pretzel Salad recipe is a delicious way to enjoy a taste of fall with crunch apples, candied pretzels and sweet caramel sauce.

Caramel Apple Pretzel Salad
 
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This salad is best when eaten right away, so make it the same day you plan to serve it.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12-15
Ingredients
Sugared Pretzels:
  • 1 cup pretzels, roughly chopped (measure after chopping)
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped (measure after chopping)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
Cream Cheese Mixture:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature.
  • 3 cups diced apples (about 2 large apples)
  • ½ cup caramel sauce (I used Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Dip)
  • 3 cups whipped topping or whipped cream
Instructions
Sugared Pretzels:
  1. Mix together crushed pretzels, chopped pecans, brown sugar and melted butter.
  2. Spread in a large baking sheet with sides (I used my jelly roll pan) and bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool and then break it into small pieces.
Cream Cheese Mixture:
  1. Beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Beat in the caramel sauce until smooth.
  3. Fold in whipped topping.
  4. Stir in the diced apples and sugared pretzels

 Here are some more of my apple recipes to check out:

Bloomin’ Baked Apple | Caramel Apple In A Jar | Caramel Apple Mousse Cake

Apple Tarts | Apple Bars | Caramel Apple Truffles

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Comments

  1. Vicky says

    Recipe is no longer here. I have made this before. Delicious! Saved in a folder in my email but it’s not here. HELP.

  2. Teri Gaines says

    OMG making this ,however I do make a salad using all of the above ,but I use crushed pineapple instead of apples. But I can’t wait to try this. Plus I double or even triple the crunching part and freeze it for later.

  3. Tiffany Lake says

    Do you think you could prepare the pretzel, pecan, brown sugar, and butter part and put it in a ziplock bag the day before hand?

    • Tonia says

      Yes, it can be but the sooner you eat it after preparing it the better. The sugared pretzels will start to get soggy and the whipped cream will start to break down the longer it sits. Best of luck! ~Tonia

  4. Janelle says

    I LOVE that this caramel apple salad recipe is nut allergy friendly. My son normally misses out on these types of recipes because it’s just not the same eliminating the nuts. I can’t wait to make this one!

    • Tonia says

      Oh, of course, Patricia! Although one could make it a little healthier by using lighter versions of the cream cheese, whipped topping and caramel!

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