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Cranberry Pecan Pretzel Salad Recipe
Cranberry Pecan Pretzel Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
22 mins

This Cranberry Pecan Pretzel Salad recipe with cranberry sauce, sugared pecans and pretzels is perfect for holiday dinners from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 13 (1/2 cup servings)
Calories: 397 kcal
Sugared Pecans and Pretzels
Cranberry Sauce
Sugared Pecans and Pretzels
  1. Start by making the sugared pecans and pretzels for the salad. Mix together chopped pretzels, chopped pecans, brown sugar and melted butter. Spread the mixture on a large rimmed baking sheet (I used my jelly roll pan). Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool. Break into small pieces and set aside.

Cranberry Sauce
  1. Put cranberries, granulated sugar, and orange juice in a saucepan. Stir and cook over medium heat for 12-15 minutes, until the cranberries start to break down. In a small bowl, mix together cold water and cornstarch. Add the mixture to the cranberry sauce while stirring. Stir and cook for 20-30 seconds, until thickened. Set aside to cool.

Cranberry Pecan Pretzel Salad
  1. Beat together softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Add cranberry sauce and the sugared pecans and pretzels. Stir to combine.

  2. Garnish with sugared cranberries, if desired.

Recipe Notes

The sugared pecans and pretzels can start to get soggy over time so if you want to prepare this salad ahead of time, leave the sugared pecans and pretzel separate and stir them in before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Pecan Pretzel Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 244mg11%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 645IU13%
Vitamin C 13.5mg16%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.