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Strawberry-Pretzel Salad Recipe

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You will love the crunchy, salty pretzel base topped with creamy whipped topping, vibrant strawberry jello, and freshly chopped strawberries!
Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

An indulgent mix of sweet and salty flavors makes this Strawberry Pretzel Salad the perfect dessert with its harmonious blend of textures and flavors. You will love the crunchy, salty pretzel base topped with creamy whipped topping, vibrant strawberry jello, and freshly chopped strawberries!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

Why Is It Called Strawberry Pretzel Salad?

Congealed salads made with fresh fruit and flavored jello were very popular in the 60’s and this strawberry dessert is still made today using the same ingredients.

What Goes Into Strawberry Pretzel Salad?

To make this iconic dessert, you need the following ingredients:

  • Hard pretzels
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cream cheese
  • Cool whip
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Strawberry jello

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

How Do I Make Strawberry Pretzel Salad?

First, we make the crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Crush the hard pretzels with a rolling pin and mix with ¾ cup melted butter, and 3 tbsp granulated sugar.
  2. Press this mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish, and bake for 10 mins. Let cool completely.

Make the cream cheese filling:

  1. Using a hand-held mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until creamy and smooth.
  2. Using a spatula, fold in the cool whip and refrigerate it for 15 mins.

Make the strawberry salad:

  1. Combine the jello with boiling water until dissolved. Cool down completely.

Assemble the cake:

  1. Spread the cream cheese filling over the pretzel base and refrigerate for one hour.
  2. Spoon the sliced strawberries on top of the cooled cream cheese filling.
  3. Pour the cooled strawberry jello on top and refrigerate overnight.

Strawberry-Pretzel Salad Recipe

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

You will love the crunchy, salty pretzel base topped with creamy whipped topping, vibrant strawberry jello, and freshly chopped strawberries!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 286kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hard pretzels
  • ¾ cups melted butter
  • 3 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened and room temperature
  • 8 oz Cool Whip defrosted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 oz strawberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups strawberries sliced

Instructions

  • First, we make the crust:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Crush the hard pretzels with a rolling pin and mix with ¾ cup melted butter, and 3 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar.
  • Press this mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish, and bake for 10 mins. Let cool completely.
  • Make the cream cheese filling:
  • Using a hand-held mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until creamy and smooth.
  • Using a spatula, fold in the cool whip and refrigerate it for 15 mins.
  • Make the strawberry salad:
  • Combine the jello with boiling water until dissolved. Cool down completely.
  • Assemble the cake:
  • Spread the cream cheese filling over the pretzel base and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Spoon the sliced strawberries on top of the cooled cream cheese filling.
  • Pour the cooled strawberry jello on top and refrigerate overnight.

Notes

  • To avoid the pretzel crust from getting soggy, spread the whipped cream cheese filling all the way to the edges.
  • Make sure all layers are completely cooled down before adding the next. This way they won’t melt into each other.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g
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Tonie Asher

Tuesday 5th of March 2024

Heavenly Delicious 😋