Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

12 reviews, 4.9 star(s). 75% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

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"Our family really enjoyed this Jell-O salad. It's pretty close to a recipe my aunt Peggy had made for over 30 years and even though it's called a salad, we also served it as dessert. Whether you serve it as a salad or a dessert, it's a tasty dish that would be great for any occasion."


2 c pretzels; Crushed
3/4 c margarine; Melted
1 c Sugar
8 oz Cream cheese; softened
1 8-oz container Container Cool Whip
2 3-oz packages Strawberry jello
2 c Boiling water
2 10-oz packages Frozen strawberries

Original recipe makes 16 Servings



Mix pretzels and margarine. Pat into a 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool completely. Cream sugar and cream cheese until well blended. Fold in cool whip. Spread over the pretzel layer.

Chill until firm.

Add boiling water to the jello. Stir in strawberries, still frozen. Mixture should become thickened, but if not, chill until slightly thick. Spread over the cheese mixture. Chill until set. If desired, crushed pretzels may be sprinkled on the top. Cut into squares to serve.

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This was so delicious and was gobbled up quickly! We made a few alterations so the recipe is definitely flexible. We used Daiya cream cheese (vegan), organic soy butter, and Tru Whip (which is packaged just like Cool Whip, but I can't tolerate the taste of Cool Whip). I have a crazy sweet tooth, but we reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and I think it could be reduced even more. If fresh strawberries are available, I prefer thinly slicing those rather than using frozen berries.
elementsbb 4m ago

My family will sometimes use nilla wafers instead of pretzels! Both are delicious!
Kconley11 2y ago

lacer 2y ago

Love this!!
TraciLea14 2y ago

My family loves this dessert!! Thank you for sharing!
Karri86 2y ago

This is a fairly easy and delicious recipe! It turned out really well. Yummy!
GoldtruthB2 4y ago

This is a fairly easy and delicious recipe! It turned out really well. Yummy!
GoldtruthB2 4y ago

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