Although pretzel strawberry salad isn’t a good description of this yummy recipe, it’s the name it was given. A layer of crunchy crust made of crushed pretzels, topped with a creamy layer of cream cheese and Cool Whip, topped with strawberry jello and strawberries. Although it’s not truly a salad, it’s not truly jello either – it’s kind of a dessert. No matter what category it falls within, it is SO delicious. It’s perfect on a holiday buffet, at a picnic, or anywhere. If you don’t already have this recipe, one bite of this amazing dish and you will put it in your permanent recipe file – it’s that good, no kidding!
The following recipe has lots of creamy filling which makes it extra amazing. The strawberry jello contains frozen strawberries, so can be made any time of year. Make sure you buy the strawberries that are frozen in sugar syrup (they usually come in a plastic tub in the freezer section of the grocery store) – then sit back and listen to all the complements that will come your way!
Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe
- 2 cups crushed pretzels
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tsp. grated orange peel (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together and pat it evenly into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Cool completely.
- 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 8 ounces Cool Whip
Whip together the cream cheese and the sugar. Add the Cool Whip and mix together thoroughly. Spread the mixture evenly over the cooled pretzel crust.
- 1 large (6 ounce) box strawberry-flavored jello
- 2 cups boiling water
- 16 ounce container frozen strawberries (keep frozen until ready to use)
Stir the jello powder into the boiling water until well-mixed. Stir in the frozen strawberries until the strawberries have separated. Gently pour the strawberry mixture over the creamy layer. Refrigerate until set.
Other delicious jello recipe:
Cinnamon Jello Recipe – perfect for the holidays
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