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How to make Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert is the ultimate summer dessert, especially when you're looking for something sweet to take to potlucks! This tasty treat consists of a sweet pretzel crust, topped by a creamy layer, and finished off with a layer of fresh strawberries set in strawberry jello.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Jello thickening 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 409kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups pretzels crushed by hand
  • 3/4 cup butter unsalted, melted
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups stabilized whipped cream
  • 6 ounces strawberry jello 2 (3 ounce) packages
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups strawberries sliced


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease or parchment line a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter and 3 tablespoons granulated sugar. Mix well and press mixture into bottom of prepared 9x13-inch baking dish. Bake 8-10 minutes, until set. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and white sugar. Fold in stabilized whipped cream. Spread mixture onto fully cooled crust. To avoid a soggy crust, just be sure the creamy layer reaches all edges of the pan. Set in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
    Strawberry Pretzel Salad pretzel crust with whipped topping
  • Dissolve strawberry jello in boiling water. Allow to cool until mixture is about the consistency of egg whites. Stir in sliced strawberries and spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until set.
    Strawberry Pretzel Salad with fresh strawberries


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 21.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.1mg