Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Oh yum! I grew up with this dessert as a staple in my mom’s kitchen. Now, it’s my turn to surprise everyone with this delicious dessert! It’s just as good as I remember it! And, the family still dives in for seconds and thirds! But, why is it called a salad? Anyone know? Here’s the recipe for Strawberry Pretzel Salad:

You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups of coarsely chopped pretzels
  • 3 t of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 8 oz. of softened cream cheese
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 6 oz. of strawberry jello (2 small packages)
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 2 lb. of sliced strawberries

Now, on to the delicious and refreshing dessert:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
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  • Combine the pretzels, 3 t of sugar, and melted butter.
  • Grab a 9×13 pan, and press the pretzel crust into it
  • Bake the pretzel crust in the oven for 10 minutes
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  • Let it cool. While that cools, cream the sugar and cream cheese together. Fold in the Cool Whip, and spread that over the pretzel crust
  • Place in the refrigerator to chill
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  • Now, add the strawberry jello to the 2 cups of boiling water, and stir to dissolve
  • Add the sliced strawberries. Pop that in the refrigerator to chill – for about 20 minutes – It should still be liquid, just cold now!
  • Pull the 9×13 pan out and pour the chilled strawberry jello mixture over the cream cheese spread
  • Let the dessert chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours so the jello can set up
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  • That’s it! Enjoy!

Here’s the handy dandy printable

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Oh yum! I grew up with this Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It's such a great dessert for the Easter Holiday
  • Author: Melissa

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups of coarsely chopped pretzels
  • 3 t of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 8 oz. of softened cream cheese
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 6 oz. of strawberry jello (2 small packages)
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 2 lb. of sliced strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine the pretzels, 3 t of sugar, and melted butter.
  3. Grab a 9×13 pan, and press the pretzel crust into it
  4. Bake the pretzel crust in the oven for 10 minutes
  5. Let it cool. While that cools, cream the sugar and cream cheese together. Fold in the Cool Whip, and spread that over the pretzel crust
  6. Place in the refrigerator to chill
  7. Now, add the strawberry jello to the 2 cups of boiling water, and stir to dissolve
  8. Add the sliced strawberries. Pop that in the refrigerator to chill – for about 20 minutes – It should still be liquid, just cold now!
  9. Pull the 9×13 pan out and pour the chilled strawberry jello mixture over the cream cheese spread
  10. Let the dessert chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours so the jello can set up

Love Strawberry Pretzel Salad! Perfect for holidays and summer picnics

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Adapted form Calvin Christian School Cookbook

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