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Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 1 hr 36 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 package strawberry Jello large
  • 2 cups salted pretzels crushed
  • 3/4 cup butter salted or unsalted
  • 1 c. + 4 T white sugar
  • 1 8-oz package Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 16-oz package frozen strawberries
  • 8 oz. 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 3/4 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.