Strawberry-Pretzel Salad

07 Feb

As everyone knows, yesterday was Superbowl Sunday (yay). We all know the outcome, good game. I really know nothing about football, but none the less, I enjoy “watching” it.

For the family get together with the soon-to-be in-laws, I made strawberry pretzel salad.

A great dessert that’s cheap and easy to make. It takes less than a half-hour to prepare and about 1-2 hours to set.

Okay, here’s what you’ll need (for my recipe, which varies in amounts from others I’ve researched)

Note: Generic ingredients work just as well as brand-name products.

  • 16 oz frozen strawberries
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • regular tub of whipped topping
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 6 oz box strawberry jello mix
  • 1.5 sticks margarine
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

Makes about 15 servings


          Make sure you use frozen strawberries, thawed and fresh strawberries, when dessert’s ready only tastes like jello.

Don’t drop frozen strawberries in jello, it’ll splash and stain!

To start:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees(F)
  2. Melt Butter (microwave or stove top)
  3. Measure 2 cups crushed pretzels and dump in 13×9 (glass) baking pan.
  4. Add granulated sugar to pretzels
  5. Add melted margarine and stir all 3 ingredients well.
  6. Press firmly to bottom of pan and bake 8-10 minutes.
  7. Once out of oven, and the pan is cool enough, place in refrigerator to cool more rapidly while you…
  8. combine cream cheese and powdered sugar, use hand mixer to blend (or whisk, spoon, etc. to mix well), then add whipped topping, and blend as well.
  9. When pan is cool, spread creamed mixture evenly in pan atop pretzel crust.
  10. Place back in refrigerator.
  11. Boil 2 cups water and stir in jello mix. Add frozen strawberries to the 2 cups hot jello mix and stir until a thickness occurs.
  12. Pour jello-strawberry mix on top creamed mixture in pan and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.


Ready to Serve.


Posted by on February 7, 2011 in Food


2 responses to “Strawberry-Pretzel Salad

  1. Billie Letso

    February 8, 2011 at 1:32 am

    I’ve always wanted this recipe. =) Never had the chance to make it, but perhaps now I will!

  2. Sami Rice

    February 11, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I LOVE Strawberry Pretzel Salad!!!!! It’s amazing 🙂


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