Strawberry Pretzel Salad

When I did my BBQ round-up idea and found this recipe I knew I had to make it.  I have seen it everywhere and it looks so amazing and perfect for summer!   I was curious to know how a pretzel crust would taste and the result was fantastic!

strawpretzel1finalI especially loved the layers in this dessert.  The sweet and salty pretzel crust, the cream cheese middle, and the jello strawberry layer on top!   Perfection!   Everyone loved this salad and it didn’t last long.  I am so glad I finally gave this recipe a try because it is a keeper!


5.0 from 3 reviews
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Delicious sweet and salty pretzel crust with a cream cheese and strawberry layer. This is perfect for summer!
  • 2½ cups pretzels, crushed
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 6 ounce box instant strawberry jello
  • 1 16 ounce container of fresh strawberries, sliced, or 1 10 ounce package frozen strawberries
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 8 ounce container of cool whip
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine crushed pretzels, sugar, and melted butter. Press into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 8 minutes and remove from oven. Let cool completely.
  2. Make the jello according to package directions. Mix in the fresh strawberries. Let refrigerate for an hour or so to let it partially set.
  3. Beat the cream cheese and sugar together until creamy. Fold in the cool whip. Spread the mixture over the top of the pretzel crust completely to the edges so the jello won't leak through.
  4. Pour the jello over the cream cheese layer and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving!
Recipe adapted from Life as a Lofthouse


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  1. Strawberry pretzel salad is one of my husband’s summer favorites! I’ll have to make this for him again soon!

  2. I’ve been wanting to make a version of this for a while now. I need to get on it…this looks too good.

  3. I can’t believe you hadn’t ever tried this salad. it is one of my favorites. A raspberry version is delicious too!

  4. This looks incredible! I have to ask, what type of camera do you use?

  5. Nancy Andrews says:

    I love this recipe we have used it for family picnics for years. It is always as good as the last time. Thanks for sharing/

  6. My hubby would go nuts for this Alyssa! YUM!

  7. I think pretzel salad is the greatest thing EVER!! This looks so yummy.

  8. When I make the jello part instead of water I use two small cans of pineapple juice for it

  9. Can you make this with fresh peaches and peach jello?

  10. Can you freeze this dessert ahead of time?

  11. connie ingersoll says:

    I haven’t made this yet. Do you use sweetened strawberries or unsweetened?

  12. Hi Alyssa, can I substitute the cool whip for whipped cream?Thanks.

  13. Vickie Schafer says:

    This is sooooo delicious!!!!!!


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