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Pretzel Salad

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Try this Strawberry Pretzel Salad frozen for a great summer dessert.

If you love a sweet and salty combination, this salad is for you.

Photo © 2006 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Pretzel Salad can be found on many buffets and at lots of potluck dinners. Many people enjoy this sweet (strawberries) and salty (pretzel) combination. Try this pretzel salad frozen for a different summer dessert.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups pretzel crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whipped topping, softened
  • 6 ounce package strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 10 ounce package frozen strawberries, defrosted


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter in 9 x 13-inch pan in oven. Remove from oven and stir in pretzel crumbs and 3 tablespoons sugar. Spread evenly in pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Beat cream cheese and sugar. Stir in whipped topping. Spoon onto cooled pretzel crust. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in defrosted strawberries and juice. Smash-up berries while combining. Pour over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until gelatin congeals. Serve cold.

Note: I used sugar-free gelatin and substituted the sugar in the cream cheese with Splenda.

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 3 out of 5
, Member gipsyblue

Instead of using 2 cups of water, use 1 cup of boiling water to dissolve the package of gelatin, then add 3/4 cup strawberry juice/syrup, and then add the strawberries; Then put the gelatin/strawberry mixture in the fridge for about an hour or so to thicken a bit before pouring it overtop of the cream cheese mixture (this is very key for the success of the dessert). of the gelatin layer

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