This strawberry pretzel salad is the perfect dessert for the summertime!
This post was originally published on January 2010. It has been updated with new photos!
I have had numerous people ask me, “What in the world do you put in a strawberry Pretzel Salad”? Well, today I am going to give you my recipe for it.
I love this stuff and could eat it all the time. It is not very fattening and can even be made healthier by changing some of the ingredients to light, low fat, or sugar-free.
How to Make a Strawberry Pretzel Salad
One of my favorite components of a strawberry pretzel salad is the crust. It is made using crushed pretzels, butter, and sugar. It is absolutely to die for. I can eat it all by itself.
It gets baked in the oven and then cooled. Once it is cooled, the next layer goes on — yummy cream cheese, whipped topping and of course, more sugar.
Once you put this on top, it goes in the fridge to chill while you make the last layer — the strawberry jello layer. I like to make sure my jello has sat up some before adding to the top.
This keeps the jello from seeping down into the cream cheese layer.
The strawberries used in this are frozen to help the jello gel quicker.
Then, just put it back in the fridge for about 3-4 hours to completely set up. When it is done, you have the most gorgeous dessert ever.
If strawberry is not your thing, you can totally make this with any other fruit and jello mixture you want.
Here is my recipe. I hope you enjoy!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 84mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g