Saturday, March 12, 2011

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

My friend who introduced me to this dish, insists that it is a salad...and in the South, she's probably right because that gives us an excuse to go on and eat dessert, too!  This recipe is not mine, but was found on this site:  My friend always makes this dessert, urhm, I mean salad, in a 13 X 9 inch pan.

Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix together the pretzels, 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and boiling water. Mix in frozen strawberries, and stir until thawed. Pour over cream cheese mixture in pan. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour.


  1. Up "north" it's called a salad to. That way you can eat 2 desserts guilt free!!

  2. This is a favorite of both Nina and mine. it makes so much, I usually cut the recipe in half

    I guess it really is a dessert but we call it a salad too