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Classic Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Classic Strawberry Pretzel Salad

This classic strawberry pretzel salad will never go out of style. But is it a salad or a dessert? Try this recipe and decide for yourself!

This classic strawberry pretzel salad will never go out of style. But is it a salad or a dessert? Try this recipe and decide for yourself!

This strawberry pretzel salad recipe was first published on About a Mom back in November of 2011, and was in serious need of an update. The tiny little image I had didn’t do it justice. Since I made this again recently, I thought I would give this blog post a little update and share it with you again.

Is it a salad or a dessert? I don’t know how to answer that question any better than I could back in 2011. It’s called a salad, as were most jello and fruit dishes were back in the 70’s and 80’s. My gang has always enjoyed this as a dessert though. Try it and decide for yourself!

A buttery, crunchy pretzel crust is the perfect base for this sweet and creamy dessert. During strawberry season, absolutely replace the frozen strawberries with fresh. Just add a couple tablespoons of sugar to the sliced strawberry and set aside to macerate for an hour or so.

This classic strawberry pretzel salad will never go out of style. But is it a salad or a dessert? Try this recipe and decide for yourself!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Ingredients:
2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons white sugar 

1 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
1 cup white sugar
1 8 ounce container cool whip, thawed

2 – 3 ounce packages strawberry jello
2 cups boiling water
2 – 10 ounce packages frozen strawberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

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Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter and 3 tablespoons sugar; mix well and press mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until set. Set aside to cool.

In a large mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture onto cooled crust.

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in still frozen strawberries and allow to set briefly. When mixture is about the consistency of egg whites, pour and spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until set.

This classic strawberry pretzel salad will never go out of style. But is it a salad or a dessert? Try this recipe and decide for yourself!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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This classic strawberry pretzel salad will never go out of style. But is it a salad or a dessert? Try this recipe and decide for yourself!
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups crushed pretzels 3/4 cup butter melted 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese softened 1 cup white sugar 1 8 ounce container cool whip thawed
  • 2 - 3 ounce packages strawberry jello 2 cups boiling water 2 - 10 ounce packages frozen strawberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter and 3 tablespoons sugar; mix well and press mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until set. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture onto cooled crust.
  • Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in still frozen strawberries and allow to set briefly. When mixture is about the consistency of egg whites, pour and spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until set.
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  • Wow, I have been looking at your blog for some time now, can’t believe I missed this. We use to make something similar and can’t find the receipe. I we use a few more fruits. I really want to try yours this weekend. I can hardly wait, I added everything I need to our grocery list and I am going to make as soon as my husband gets back with the groceries. My Mom and I made it at special occasions. Since she passed away a lot of things were lost in the mix of donations and keeping. You have made my night. THANKS THANKS THANKS

  • This is my husband’s absolute favorite, he requests it for all the holidays! I love it because it’s so easy to make!

  • This recipe looks so delicious! This is a great one to have for the 4th of July. I am going to make this as a dessert. Thanks for sharing!!

  • I love anything that involves strawberry or even its flavor & my goodness this one looks absolutely delicious. Though it looks like a lot of work, this recipe is mouth watering stuff which I would love to try anytime!

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