Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

I would like to take a moment to introduce you to something extreeeemly delicious.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Well hello there scrumptious!

This is one of my favorite desserts.  I still meet people who have never even heard of it before. Thus, I feel like it's my duty to help spread the word.  :)  The "salad" is made up of three layers: sugary/buttery pretzels, cream cheese filling, and strawberry jello.  I'm not a jello person really, but this combo really WORKS!



  • 2 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 8oz. package cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 container of coolwhip 
  • 1 package strawberry jello
  • 16oz frozen strawberries



Crush up about 2 1/2 cups of pretzels and mix in melted butter and brown sugar until fully coated.  Pour into a 9x13 inch greased pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees and then take out and let cool.

While the pretzels are baking, make the jello according to the box instructions and then pour in the frozen strawberries.  Refrigerate until partially set.

To make the cream cheese filling, mix together the cream cheese and sugar until combined then add in the cool whip.  Take a moment to lick off that yummy beater and enjoy it :)

After the crust is cool and the jello partially set, assemble the salad! Spread the filling evenly over the pretzel crust.

And then pour on the jello mixture (sorry for the crappy pic!) Refrigerate until the jello is completely set, around 3-4 hours.

Then, serve & enjoy.  Because I'm telling you, you're REALLY going to enjoy this :)

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  1. Hi Rebecca! What a dessert! Never heard of it either, and I really wonder why, Because it looks so delicious, I've got cake cravings now :-) have a happy weekend

  2. Nom, nom, nom! This is seriously some tasty dessert. I made something similar to this but instead used raspberries and it's sooo good:)

  3. this is one of my favorite things to eat! We add a can of pineapple into it usually. we are going to try it with other flavores too!

  4. I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!! For some reason, my family always makes it at Thanksgiving and Christmas, even though it's definitely more of a summer food. You made me want to go out and make it right now!

  5. I'm one of the "never heard of" crowd. TOTALLY PINNED IT!!

  6. I have heard of this before - but have not yet tried it. Yours looks delicious :)

  7. This is one of my family's favorite desserts...yours looks so good that now I want some!

  8. Yum! I love this dessert! I'll be featuring it on my blog on Saturday.

    Thanks for linking up!


  9. I'm not a big Jello fan either, but this looks yummy. Will have to try. Found you through Lil' Luna's link party. Stop by for a visit at

    Liz :)

  10. I absolutely LOVE this dessert! The salty and crunchy and sweet and fruity all together in a single bite is what makes life worth living! My favorite go-to dessert!!

  11. My sister in law makes this and its sooo delicious. Love the crunch of the pretzel and the creaminess of the cool whip topping. She never gave me recipe but I have found it and im making it sooon. This is a must try