Are you here looking for a strawberry pretzel salad that will impress everyone?  Learn how to make this sweet, salty, delicious layered salad or dessert.

This tri-layer salad, dessert, isn’t your typical salad.  It is a sweet-salty, creamy-crunchy combination of goodness.  

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This tri-layer salad, dessert, isn't your typical salad.  It is a sweet-salty, creamy-crunchy combination of goodness.  

This Strawberry Pretzel salad, dessert, is fantastic!  It is layered with pretzels, cream cheese mixture, plus strawberries and strawberry jello.  It is the perfect sweet and salty combination.

This Strawberry Pretzel Salad includes:

  • A pretzel layer with crushed pretzels and butter.
  • A cream cheese layer with cream cheese, sugar, and Cool Whip.
  • A strawberry layer with strawberry jello and frozen sliced strawberries in juices.

You can always find this Strawberry Pretzel Salad on our table at most holidays or family gatherings.

This tri-layer salad, dessert, isn't your typical salad.  It is a sweet-salty, creamy-crunchy combination of goodness.  

Because of its color, it is especially a favorite dish for Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

Salad or Dessert?

I am not sure why it is called a salad.  This Strawberry Pretzel Salad is more like a dessert with its creamy, sweet, cream cheese layer plus its strawberry jello with sweetened strawberries.  The buttery pretzel crust gives this salad a sweet and salty taste which is why the ingredients work together so well.

First Time I had Strawberry Pretzel Salad

If you have never tried this salad, you will love it and get rave reviews.  I can find this recipe in almost every one of my southern cookbooks, but the first time I made this Strawberry Pretzel Salad was in 1985.  I was working in Humana Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama at the time and the employees put together a cookbook of their favorite recipes.  As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it.  I try every recipe that has a sweet and salty combination.  I have been making this recipe for 35 years now.  It is a keeper!

Changes I Made To Original Recipe

Because I love cheesecake which is what the creamy layer reminds me of, I added an extra eight ounces of cream cheese.  The thicker layer creamier cream cheese layer is fantastic!

SENSATIONAL STRAWBERRY PRETZEL SALAD SWEET SALTY TREAT

Strawberry Pretzel Salad – Adapted from Humana East Montgomery Cookbook 1985.  I have changed this recipe over the years to make a thicker pretzel crust layer and a thicker cream cheese layer.  The extra cream cheese keeps the strawberry jello layer from getting to the pretzels.  The salad seems to hold a little longer this way.

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Are you here looking for a strawberry pretzel salad that will impress everyone?  I am going to show you how to make every layer.This Strawberry Pretzel salad, dessert, is fantastic!  It is layered with pretzels, cream cheese mixture, plus strawberries and strawberry jello.  It is the perfect sweet and salty combination.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Salad/dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter side dish, Easter Sides, fruit salad, recipe, salad, side dishes, strawberry, strawberry pretzel salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Diane @Recipesforourdailybread

Ingredients

  • 1 st LAYER
  • 3 cups pretzels crushed
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Mix these ingredients together and press them into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Take out of the oven and allow the pretzel layer to cool completely. For a special presentation you could also use individual ramekins.
  • 2 nd LAYER
  • 2 – 8 ounces packages of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 9 ounces Cool Whip
  • Use an electric mixer to cream together the softened cream cheese and the sugar until fluffy. Turn the mixer off and fold in the Cool Whip. Add this cream cheese mixture to the cooled pretzel layer.
  • 3 rd LAYER
  • One large 6 ounces box strawberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2-10 ounce packs frozen sliced strawberries with juice
  • Dissolve the jello in the boiling water. Add the strawberries to the jello mixture. Stir until thawed and set in the freezer 5 minutes. Pour over the cream cheese mixture and refrigerate.

Instructions

  • Mix these ingredients together and press them into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Take out of the oven and allow the pretzel layer to cool completely. 
  • Use an electric mixer to cream together the softened cream cheese and the sugar until fluffy. Turn the mixer off and fold in the Cool Whip. Add this cream cheese mixture to the cooled pretzel layer.
  • Dissolve the jello in the boiling water. Add the strawberries to the jello mixture. Stir until thawed and set in the freezer 5 minutes. Pour over the cream cheese mixture and refrigerate.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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