Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in recipes | 12 comments

My mama might be the best cook on the planet.

She “loves” people with food.

And, she loves her son-in-law.

We don’t live in the same town as my parents,

so when we start planning to head their way,

she starts planning the menus.

She wants to make sure that her meals are going to send David back for seconds…

…nothing fills her with more joy than when my husband goes back for seconds.

And somewhere along the way,

she introduced him to her strawberry pretzel salad.

You know it’s one of her best recipes,

because it made it into the church cookbook.

That’s where Southern cooks share their finest.

You can’t put just any ‘ole recipe in the church cookbook.

It has your name attached to it right there for everyone to see.

And, the recipe will quickly become

“Gloria’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad.”

Strawberry Jello Salad

Strawberry Jello Salad

Step 1:

Mix together:

2 cups crushed pretzels

3/4 cup butter, melted

3 tablespoons sugar

Press into a 9 x 13 pan and bake at 400 for 8 minutes.

Cool thoroughly.

(I put mine in the freezer for a bit after it had cooled some.  You want this layer to be very cold!)

Recipe for Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Step 2:

Mix together:

8 ounces of softened cream cheese

1 cup of sugar

Fold in:

8 ounces Cool Whip

Recipe for Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Spread this over the cold pretzel layer.

**Make sure that you spread this all the way to the edges!**

It helps to form a seal so that the Jello doesn’t run down into the pretzels making them soggy.

Strawberry Jello Salad

Step 3:


6 ounce strawberry Jello

in 2 cups of boiling water

Stir in:

16 ounces of frozen sliced strawberries in sugar

Using a large spoon, slowly ladle the Jello mixture onto the cream cheese mixture.  You want to do this very gently so that the Jello doesn’t make holes in the cream cheese mixture.

Once again, you could end up with soggy pretzels!

Strawberry Jello Salad

Refrigerate until it’s firm.


And, be prepared…

…people will go back for seconds. 🙂

Life to the full!


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  1. Going to try this, it sounds YUMMY

  2. Sometimes the old tried and true recipes are the best. I love the pretzel crust it taste great with a Key Lime Pie filling. Or how about something that tastes like a Margarita??My Italian mamma loved to see people eat. Mangia! Mangia!! I truly miss her.

  3. This sounds crazy delicious! I pinned to make for Thanksgiving dessert!

  4. Oh I would love this too, sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs, Marty

  5. Thank you, thank you. I can not wait to try this!

  6. I’ve always wanted to try this! Your recipe sounds great! You’re right about the church cookbooks…I lucked out and just happened to go to our local library when they were having a book sale and they had a ton of really old church cookbooks. I bought every one they had and have found some of the best recipes in them. 🙂

  7. Yum, it sounds and looks amazing!

  8. LOL- Yep-Good for your Mom for sharing that recipe. The kids and I made this and posted about it a few weeks ago. It is so much fun and I think it more like a dessert than a “salad”. xo Diana

  9. This is one of Elijah’s favorites!!! It was also his grandfather’s. Mine has crushed pineapple in it as well. You can’t go wrong, especially beside that fudge pie for Emmy 🙂

  10. Thanks so much — happy to have the recipe again 🙂

  11. That is funny,because my name is Gloria,and my family loves when I make strawberry (raspberry),pretzel dessert! I started out calling it salad,and family said it was more of a dessert! They love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. I make this and always a hit but I use 1 pint whipping cream. I can’t take the taste of cool whip.

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