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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

I first had this friends desert salad at my friends house when Little Crab and I were there for a play date. WOW! When my mom called me asking for ideas for something different to take to a cook out this came to mind. I called up my friend and got the recipe. When I called my mom back with the idea, I told her I would give it to her if she made some for me. lol. She thought I was kidding until she tried it for herself. This is a great dish to take to the summer cook out, church dinner or just for your family.

strawberry pretzel salad 1Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Prep time: 40 mins

Cook time: 7 mins Total time: 47 mins

Serves: 12-15

Ingredients

3 cups crushed pretzels

1 cup melted butter

4 tablespoons sugar, plus 3/4 cup sugar

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese

1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping

2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry gelatin dessert mix

2 cups boiling water

2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries

strawberry pretzel salad 3Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Make Jell-O with water per package instructions.

Add strawberries to jello and set aside to cool.

For the crust, mix the pretzels, butter, and the 4 tablespoons of sugar.

Press pretzel mixture into a 9 by 13-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes  then set aside to cool

In a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar

Fold whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture.

Once crust and Jell-O is cool you are ready to put your salad together

spread the cream cheese mixture ontop of the pretzel crust making sure the cream cheese is even

and pressed-up against the edges of the pan (so your jello stays on top)

then pour your jello mixture on top of the cream cheese

chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

This is even better the second day!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

 

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6 Comments


  1. // Reply

    What a cool recipe.
    Found you via #pinittuesday. @romanianmum


  2. // Reply

    I have to be honest when I read the title for this post I was “Ewwww what?” but reading the ingredients and how you put it together it sounds pretty good. Still not sure if you can call it a salad though ahah.

    I’m a co-host at Pin It Tuesday. Thanks for this addition to the Link Up.
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  3. // Reply

    That salad looks weird. But I’m going to try it.
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  4. // Reply

    “Make Jell-O with water per package instructions”
    So you add the cold water too like the box says?

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