I think most people have one of those recipes that’s in the family DNA, you know what I mean?

One of those recipes that are requested at every family gathering, that cousins and grandmothers and uncles look forward to each time they come together.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad on a white plate with forks on the table

Strawberry Pretzel Salad on a white plate placed on a white table cloth

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad on a white plate
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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad - a nostalgic dessert that's required at all family parties. This recipe is a perfect combo of sweet, salty, creamy and crunchy!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 249 kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

CRUST:

  • 2 Cups Crushed Pretzels
  • 3/4 Cup 1 1/2 Sticks Butter, Melted
  • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar

CREAMY FILLING:

  • 1 8 Ounce Block Cream Cheese, Softened to Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 8 Ounce Carton Cool Whip, Thawed

STRAWBERRY TOPPING:

  • 1 6 Ounce Box Strawberry Flavored Jell-O
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
  • 4 Cups Sliced Fresh Strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together pretzels, melted butter and 3 tablespoons of sugar until evenly combined. Evenly press mixture into a 9 X 13-inch glass baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes, then allow cooling completely.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, cream together the cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar on medium speed, until smooth and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Gently fold in the Cool Whip. Spread mixture evenly over the completely cooled pretzel crust. Cool in the fridge for at least 60 minutes.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, add Jell-O and pour boiling water over it. Stir until the Jell-O is completely dissolved, at least 2 full minutes. Mix in the cold water. Refrigerate for 90 minutes or until the mixture has slightly thickened. Mix in the sliced strawberries, then pour into the baking dish, over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until firmly set, 4-6 hours, or better overnight.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Potassium 83mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 12%
Calcium 6.1%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.