A Southern Grace: summer lovin' #SnackSnapShare #SnackStories

July 10, 2017

summer lovin' #SnackSnapShare #SnackStories


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I make no excuses for my sweet tooth. Given the choice between dessert and just about any other food selection, I'll take dessert every time.

That said, I've long been a fan of side dishes that could pass for dessert--ambrosia and strawberry pretzel salad come to mind. Another dish that fits right into that category is this creamy and crunchy grape and pretzel salad, which is one of my go-to potluck and picnic contributions. The creamy bit comes from sweetened cream cheese, and the source of the crunch is Snyder’s of Hanover® Pretzels which get coated with butter and sugar and baked until they're perfectly crisp and seasoned. The combination of cool and creamy and sweet and salty is amazing and has something for everyone!

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Yep, for me, this summer is all about Eva, and snacking while playing with her is a frequent occurrence!

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Lazy summer days are the perfect time for snacking and spending time with friends and family. Your guests will never want to leave if you present this grape salad to them! It has it all--sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy, cool, crisp, buttery, and juicy. Fair warning: You might want to double the recipe.

Happy snacking!

Creamy and Crunchy Pretzel Grape Salad
(printable recipe)
Serves 8-10
  • 4 pounds grapes, red or green (or mixture of both)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Snyder’s of Hanover® Pretzels, broken
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
Wash and dry the grapes, then set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sour cream.
Add the granulated sugar and vanilla and mix until combined.
Stir in the grapes.
Mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, and pretzels and spread onto a sheet pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When the pretzels are browned, remove the pan from the oven and break up the clumps; let cool.
To serve, scoop the creamy grapes into a serving bowl and top with the candied pretzels.


Angie's Recipes said...

Creamy, juicy, sweet and crunchy...wow what a party!

gloriadelpilar_1994@yahoo.com said...

look delicious !
and I love this cute and little Eva's hand :)

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen said...

I'm loving those pretzels on top :). This sounds like the PERFECT summer side! Say hi to Eva for me!

Marjie said...

You will be amazed at how fast Eva grows. Enjoy every second of snacking with her.

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

Perfect side dish for summer. I love that sweet little baby hand photo, too!

Cathleen said...

Grape salad? I thought this was ice cream! This sounds delicious!

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

Yes, who doesn't like something sweet! I still remember how much I could eat when breastfeeding my youngest. Those were the days!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

This sounds so tasty, but lets face it. I probably wouldn't be able to get those candied pretzels to the rest of the dessert without eating at least half of them!

Pam said...

What a great pic with your hand and little Eva's. I love grape salad and will try your version. Enjoy every second of snacking with Eva!

Juliana said...

Oh Grace, I have been away and did not realize that little Eva is here...I need to read your previous post...
The idea of crunchy pretzels on top of creamy grape salad sounds and looks amazing.
I hope you are enjoying every moment with Eva...adorable picture with her little hand :)

Marcelle said...

Oh my goodness Grace that teeny, precious little hand! <3 Those pretzels on top look like a perfect topping for lots of things! Yum! I just know we will eat this salad all up when we try it:)

Emma - Bake Then Eat said...

I too am all about dishes that are thinly veiled as savoury dishes when they really could be dessert in disguise! This one is a winner with the sweet and salty combination.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Love the pic of Eva's little hand, so sweet. Also this dessert looks amazing, the salty sweet combo is one of my favorites, will be trying this one for sure.

lisa is cooking said...

I have a serious love for pretzels used in sweet recipes. This sounds like a fantastic combination! Enjoy snacking and playing with Eva!

Agness of Run Agness Run said...

I love snacks and I adore your ideas! Excellent post, Grace!

Food Gal said...

I am with you on that -- I will always choose sweet over savory. But then again, I find it impossible to ever stop at just one pretzel, too. Basically, I can't get enough of food. Period. LOL