Strawberry Pretzel Salad

This is a different salad from the norm. Don’t know exactly why they call it a salad. It taste more like a dessert. I got this recipe from a friend some years ago I have revised it some. It is very good.

21/3 Cup Crushed Pretzels
11/4 Cup Sugar
11/2 sticks light margarine
1 8oz. package light cream cheese
11/2 Cup light Cool Whip (12oz.)
2 (10oz.) pkg. Frozen Strawberries
2 Cup Boiling Water
1 (6oz.) Pkg. Sugar Free Strawberry Jello

Crush pretzels coarsely. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and margarine. Pat into a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish. Bake at 350*F. for 5 to 10 minutes, (cool.)

Blend cream cheese, cool whip and 1 cup of sugar. Spread over the pretzel mixture. (Refrigerate overnight.)


Use 2 cups boiling water, mix with jello, 2 (10oz.) packages frozen strawberries. Let stand until soft set. Spoon over cream cheese filling. (Refrigerate overnight.)


If you use raspberries use raspberry jello ( Sugar free if you can find it. It is very hard to find in this area so I just use the regular. I use to find it is Texas all of the time.)

Hi Southern Belle,

I have had this at many get-togethers in the past but never got the recipe. Thank you…I love this dish. Also, haven’t found a kid that hasn’t.

Hi Southern Belle,
This is one of my favorite Jell-O salads. Unfortunately, my friend who used to make this moved away and can’t find the recipe to send to me, so finding this is great. Thank you so much for posting it.


Hi & thanks for bringing this recipe to mind again, almost forgot about it & is a great spring/summer one. I did make this several years ago but I forgot about it. The one thing I do remember that I did wrong…I didn’t crush the pretzels enough & the ‘crust’ part & the smooth yummy center clashed with each other. I only used a rolling pin, this time I’ll whip them around in a blender or food processor. Thanks for reminding me! The salty & sweet is a fantastic taste.