– Ben Martens

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

This is one of my summertime favorites, and even though it’s not summer yet, I decided to whip up a pan of this and take it to Easter dinner. Nobody there had seen it before, but most of the pan was gone by the time I left! It sounds weird but I promise it’s delicious!


  • 2 cups crushed pretzel sticks
  • 3/4 cups melted butter
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 1 (6 oz.) package strawberry Jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 16oz frozen cut strawberries, partially thawed

Mix first three ingredients and press in bottom of a 9"x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees (metal pan) or 325 degrees (glass pan) 8 minutes. Let cool completely.

Beat 1 cup sugar and cream cheese. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over pretzels. Put this in the fridge for now.

Mix Jello and water until dissolved. Add strawberries. Stir into Jello. Pour into a bowl and put it in the fridge. The closer you can get to letting it set without actually having firm up, the better.

Pour the Jello mixture onto the top of the mixture in your pan. Chill for four to five hours.

This is an easy one to make but it takes a while because you do it in stages. If you do it when the mixtures are too warm, the Jello will find its way underneath the white layer and it doesn’t look as nice. No worries if that happens though, because it’s still delicious!

PS. We were so busy eating that we forgot to take a picture. I found one on the web to use for this post.