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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. I love to serve this delicious dessert at summer parties.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad is the perfect addition to any holiday meal.  I love the combination of the sweet and salty and anytime I can add fruit to our dessert it is a win/win.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad is great for the summer cook outs and picnics!  I think it is perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day cookouts too!  You could add blueberries easily!  When Strawberries go on sale this is a must prepare dish for me!  It can also be adapted to a gluten free version.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. I love to serve this delicious dessert at summer parties.

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. I love to serve this delicious dessert at summer parties.
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Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:6 hrs
Total Time:6 hrs 20 mins

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • Cream Layer
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 8 ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Strawberry Layer
  • 2 3 oz packages strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 10 oz packages frozen strawberries or 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter and 3 tablespoons sugar; mix well and press mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until set. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture onto cooled crust. Be sure to spread it to the edges to seal off the crust.
  • Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in still frozen strawberries and allow to set briefly. When mixture is about the consistency of egg whites, pour and spread over cream cheese layer.
  • Refrigerate until set.
  • Serve
Servings: 8
Author: AFewShortcuts.com

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3 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Could this be made without the jello? I can’t stand jello and would rather my kids not eat all that red dye 🙂 Could I just slice up the fresh berries and put those on top of the cream layer? I’ll be using homemade whipped cream too (not a fan a of whipped topping either:)

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