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Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

A sweet "salad" with a salty crust that works equally well as a side dish or dessert.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert salads
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 272kcal


  • 1 package strawberry Jello large
  • 2 cups salted pretzels crushed
  • ¾ cup butter salted or unsalted
  • 1 cups white sugar plus
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip thawed
  • 16 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened


  • Crush the pretzels by placing them in a Zip-loc bag and rolling over them with a rolling pin. Alternatively you can use a food processor.
  • Mix together pretzels, melted ¾ cup butter, and 4 T sugar in a small bowl. Pat into a 9x12 baking dish, and bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
  • Cream together softened cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in entire package of Cool Whip. Spread over cooled pretzel layer.
  • Prepare Jell-O with 2 cups boiling water, stirring until completely dissolved. Add still-frozen strawberries.
  • Wait until the Jell-O is just starting to gel, then pour over cream cheese layer.
  • Chill 1 hour or longer to completely set the Jell-o.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg