Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Not Your Mother's 1970 Recipe

Start with a pretzel crust, add a cream cheese layer and top it with a concentrated strawberry jello, a throw back to the 70’s. Strawberry pretzel salad is a fabulous dessert to serve for gatherings or potlucks.



While not as quick and easy as a strawberry cobbler, it’s worth the extra steps for a showstopper of a dessert.

– B&B

Why you'll  ❤️ Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Enjoy a dessert that's not cake.

3 delicious layers to enjoy!

You can use either fresh or frozen strawberries or a combination of the two

–Thin pretzel sticks –Sugar –Butter –Cream cheese –Heavy cream –Strawberries –Salt –Unflavored gelatin –Cold water


Step 1

Add melted butter and a little sugar to the ground up pretzels and place in the bottom of a baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes and let cool.

Step 2

Beat the cream cheese and heavy cream together and place on the cooled pretzel crust and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Process 8 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries and add to a saucepan with sugar. Cook until the sugar has dissolved and it has thickened to jam consistency.

Step 4

Soften gelatin in water for 5 minutes then add to hot strawberry mixture. Add sliced fresh strawberries and place in the refrigerator to thicken and cool, at least 30 minutes.

Step 5

Add the cooled thickened strawberry mixture to the top of the cream cheese layer and refrigerate overnight.