Monday, January 3, 2011

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

This is my sister Karen's recipe. We made it for Christmas dinner. It is one of Jenna's favorites.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
4 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup white sugar (can use powdered sugar)
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix together the pretzels, 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes, or lightly toasted. Set aside to cool completely.

In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes
In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and boiling water. Mix in frozen strawberries, and stir until thawed. Pour over cream cheese mixture in pan. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour.


  1. Wow! This sounds yummy! (But full of calories!). I'm printing it off anyway to make for a special occasion. Thanks!

  2. I made one of these (not sure if it's the same recipe) and Michal and I ate 3/4 of the 9x13 pan, I kid you not. One of our favorites too! I enjoy your blog so much!

  3. My sister in law makes this and I just love it.. I made it last summer with raspberries out of our garden... The was super yummy...