I have been making strawberry pretzel salad for many years. This recipe doesn’t take very long to put together and is great to make in advance. I have taken it to potlucks and served it with holiday meals.
Steve loves strawberry pretzel salad and just requested it a few days ago. Since I have a tendency to spoil him rotten whenever he gets a whim for a particular food, I whipped it up after dinner one evening. 🙂
The original recipe calls for frozen strawberries and that is what I typically use, however this time when I didn’t have any, I used a container of fresh berries which were cut into pieces and sweetened with a little sugar.
- 2 1/4 cups pretzels, broken
- 1 cup margarine, melted
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 8 ounces Cool Whip
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries
- 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry Jello
- 2 cups boiling water
Mix first three ingredients and put into 9×13 baking dish.
Bake for 10 minutes at 350 °F. Let crust cool.
Blend cream cheese and sugar.
Fold in Cool Whip.
Spread over cooled crust & refrigerate.
Dissolve Jello in boiling water.
Add thawed fruit. Allow to cool slightly.
Pour over top of pretzel mixture and let cool in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes