Pretzel Salad

Pretzel Salad


"This is an easy and decorative three layer salad consisting of a pretzel crust, a cream cheese center and a strawberry Jell-O topping. It's just plain delicious."


4 h 53 m servings 258 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 324 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix crushed pretzels, margarine and sugar.
  3. Press crushed pretzel mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish, and bake in the preheated oven 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Blend together the cream cheese and sugar. Fold in whipped topping and spread evenly over cooled pretzel mixture.
  5. In a medium bowl, dissolve the strawberry flavored gelatin in boiling water. Mix in strawberries and set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour gelatin mixture over cream cheese mixture and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
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  1. 151 Ratings


This is a good dessert - the picture on this recipe is a little's not a must be baked in a 9x13 pan. Otherwise, great stuff. Best on the 1st day. Crust can get a li...

This is the best pretzel salad from this site. For some reason the ingredient measurements are perfect and they work. Delicious. Thanks for the post.

I had a similar recipe years ago and had lost it and missed it. When I found this I made it for my family at Thanksgiving. My boyfriend ate about 1/3 of it before we even got to my Mom's house...

I'm only giving this recipe one star because it's ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE that you refrigerate the cream layer fully before adding the jello layer! I'd even refrigerate the jello but not allow it...

So delicious and easy. If you let each layer cool and sit completely (the crust, cream cheese and fruit jello top), it all stays intact with no soggy crust. Perfect recipe for the Holiday BBQ....

This is a very delicious salad/dessert. The problem with it is that the pretzel crust always gets soggy the second day and makes it unappetizing. A friend of mine brought her version to a pot lu...

Excellent recipe, only make sure that you thaw the strawberries before adding to the jello because your jello will freeze up and not have a smooth texture. Because the recipes didnt specify on t...

I love this salty- sweet combination. I even made it low sugar using splenda & sugar free jello.

a couple of years ago I attended a baby shower for a friend and the young lady's godmother had prepared this jello with a couple of modifications--she used raspberry jello and frozen raspberries...