Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert has mouthwatering layers of a pretzel crust, filling of cream cheese mixture, topped with fresh strawberries in jello.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Prep Time: 45 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 3 hrs 55 mins

Servings: 18 servings


Pretzel Crust

  • 3 1/2 cups pretzels, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 oz cool whip, or whipped cream (stiffly whipped)

Strawberry Jello Topping

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries , hulled and sliced
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 6 oz strawberry jello powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Set aside a 9×13 inch glass baking dish.
  2. Place pretzels in a ziplock bag, seal and pound with a rolling pin to crush lightly.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the melted butter and sugar. Add in the crushed pretzels and mix to coat.
  4. Press the pretzel mixture into the baking dish, and then bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine jello powder with boiling water. Stir slowly for one minute until dissolved and set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
  7. Using a large spatula, fold in the cool whip until evenly blended.
  8. Once the baked pretzels are cool, spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on top until flat across the pan. Then chill for at least 30 minutes.
  9. While chilling, you can rinse, hull and slice the strawberries.
  10. Gently place the sliced strawberries onto the filling in a single layer. Add any remaining strawberries on top as a partial second layer.
  11. Once the jello mixture is room temperature, dribble on top of the strawberries using the back of a spoon for even distribution.
  12. Chill for at least two hours. Serve and enjoy!

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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