Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe (SO Good for Summer!)

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

  Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Note from Laurie: my friend Cheree makes this AMAZING Strawberry Pretzel Salad, and I can't wait to try it myself! I'll be honest, I've never quite successfully made this one (I've had a few flops along the way . . . ), so I can't wait to try letting the gelatin cool completely before assembling. Excited to try it! 

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe


This recipe is definitely a LOVE/HATE relationship. 🙂 


Strawberry Pretzel Salad


I LOVE all it's deliciousness, but boy, it can sure test your patience and slide you right over to the HATE side!


Strawberry Pretzel Salad


However, I think I have discovered the key to making a perfect (well, almost perfect)… Strawberry Pretzel Salad.


Strawberry Pretzel Salad


You need to let your gelatin cool before assembling. Just let it hang out on the counter while you are working.


Strawberry Pretzel Salad


So, there you have it.


(but don't hold me to it if your Strawberry Pretzel Salad ends up like so many of mine have and slides right off the plate).



Strawberry Pretzel Salad


Here's what you'll need to get started…


Strawberry Pretzel Salad



  • 2 ½ – 3 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 Tbsps plus 1 cup sugar
  • 1 (8-oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-oz) container whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (6-oz) pkg strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 lb pkg fresh strawberries, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the crust, mix pretzels, 3 Tbsps sugar and butter together. Press into the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a small bowl, mix gelatin and boiling water together. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping until combined. Spread over cooled crust. Refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Add sliced strawberries to cooled gelatin and stir to combine. Pour over cream cheese mixture.
  6. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or until set. I usually make mine the night before I will be serving it.
  7.  Cut into slices to serve.




You will impress your friends and family with this Strawberry Pretzel Salad – I promise this one is always a favorite . . .  yum!




Strawberry Pretzel Salad



My kids request Strawberry Pretzel Salad for every special occasion or holiday, so I'm happy to say…


at least right at THIS moment…


I LOVE it. 🙂




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  1. Brenda Burgess says

    Im thinking this would be good on a graham cracker crust, dont like pretzels

  2. Lisa Jenkins says

    This is AMAZING!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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