Strawberry Jello Pretzel "Salad"

I suppose we can call this a salad if it helps us sleep better at night. It is really a dessert if you ask me. Look at all that sugar! But whatever you want to call it, you will love it when you taste it. The combination of salty and sweet is so yummy. It's also quite pretty, we served it at a baby shower and it worked perfectly with our "girly" color scheme. You can also make this dessert with raspberries and raspberry jello, or blackberries, etc. Try it, you'll love it!

Strawberry Jello Pretzel "Salad"

2 cups crushed pretzel sticks
3 Tbs sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temp
8 oz. whipped topping
1 cup sugar
2 cups boiling water
6 oz. package strawberry jello
2 10 oz. packages frozen strawberries, partially thawed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix crushed pretzels with melted butter and sugar. Press into bottom of 9x13 pan. Bake for 8 minutes if metal pan, 6 minutes if glass pan. Remove from oven and allow to cool. (Possibly put it in the fridge to speed it up a little.)

In a medium bowl, mix softened cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread cream cheese mixture over pretzel crust.

Whisk powdered jello into boiling water in large bowl until dissolved. Stir in strawberries. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Pour over cream cheese layer. Chill at least four hours or overnight.

Recipe from the Harding Family Cookbook.


  1. Angie, I wanted to let you know i made the Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage for the missionaries on Sunday and they loved it! One said it was the perfect "break the fast" meal. Then last night I made the spinach pasta with lemon cream sauce with the bread sticks, it was SO yummy! reminded me of Pizza Factory! Thanks for all your great recipes!

  2. Mmm, I make this "salad" all the time for gatherings and it's always a hit! It's unfortunate for me if there's any left over; I end up eating it right out of the pan with a spoon till it's gone.

  3. Calee beat me to it! We use frozen mixed berries too. One thing I learned the hard way, was to let the jello/berries cool just a little before you pour them on the white layer, or it melts.

    Your photos are awesome, Angie - as pretty as any professional!

  4. I believe that you should let the cream cheese layer solidify by putting the pan in the fridge for 30 min or so, as well, add half hot water, half ice cubes to speed up the jello process so that it doesnt melt the cream cheese layer.