Strawberry Pretzel Salad

The Ultimate Sweet and Salty Dessert Delight that combines the freshness of strawberries with the crunch of pretzels and the creaminess of a delightful cream cheese layer.Indulge in this heavenly creation that will satisfy all your cravings in one bite. The contrast of flavors and textures will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Perfect for any occasion or just a special treat for yourself, this dessert is sure to impress all who try it.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a perfect blend of sweet, salty, and creamy flavors, making it a unique and delicious dessert option for any occasion. The contrast of textures and flavors will leave your taste buds craving for more.


  • 6 oz strawberry Jell-O
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 1/2 cups salted pretzels, (measured before crushing)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 oz cool whip, thawed in the fridge
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Combine strawberry Jell-O with 2 cups of boiling water and stir until completely dissolved. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Crush 2 1/2 cups of pretzels in a sturdy ziplock bag, using a rolling pin.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt 8 Tbsp of butter, then add 1/4 cup of sugar and stir. Mix in the crushed pretzels. Transfer to a 13×9 glass casserole dish, pressing the pretzel mix evenly over the bottom of the dish, and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F, then cool to room temperature.
  4. Once the pretzels have cooled, use an electric hand mixer to beat 8 oz of cream cheese and 1/2 cup of sugar on medium/high speed until fluffy and white. Fold in 8 oz of Cool Whip until no streaks of cream cheese remain. Spread the mixture over the cooled pretzels, spreading to the edges of the dish to create a tight seal. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Hull and slice 1 lb of strawberries, then stir into your room temperature jello. Pour and spread the strawberry jello mixture evenly over your cooled cream cheese layer and refrigerate until the jello is set (2-4 hours).

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Resting Time: 3 hours 30 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours
Servings: 12 slices

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a twist, try using different flavored Jell-O for a unique variation.
  • Make sure to fully cool each layer before adding the next for the best results.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves or additional sliced strawberries for a decorative touch.

Enjoy this delightful Strawberry Pretzel Salad with friends and family for a memorable dessert experience!

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