Strawberry Pretzel Salad recipe

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry pretzel salad is a perfect mix of sweet and salty flavors. This no-bake dessert is made with a pretzel crust, a layer of cream cheese and whipped cream filling, and finally, a layer of fresh strawberries. It’s a summer favorite that’s perfect for picnics, barbecues, or potlucks.


  • 2 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 (3 oz.) boxes strawberry Jell-O
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced


  • Serving size: 1 slice (1/12th of recipe)
  • Calories: 432
  • Total fat: 25g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Sodium: 408mg
  • Total carbohydrates: 49g
  • Dietary fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 32g
  • Protein: 4g


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl mix together the crushed pretzels, melted butter, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Press this mixture onto the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan, and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl beat cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Fold in the whipped topping, and spread mixture over the cooled pretzel crust.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the Jell-O and boiling water, stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Mix in 2 cups of cold water, and then add the sliced strawberries.
  5. Cover the cream cheese layer with the strawberry mixture, and chill until it sets. 3-4 hours is preferable for setting the dessert.
  6. Cut the strawberry pretzel salad into slices and serve.

Additional notes:

  • The recipe makes 12 servings.
  • Preparation time is around 20 minutes.
  • Cooking time is around 10 minutes.
  • The salad is a great dessert for any kind of gathering due to its fruity and salty flavor.
  • This recipe falls under the dessert category.
  • This recipe is American cuisine.

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