Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad


This three-layer strawberry pretzel dessert salad includes a pretzel crust, cream cheese center, and strawberry top.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins
1 (9x13-inch) dish


  • 1 ½ cups crushed pretzels

  • ¾ cup butter, melted

  • 4 ½ tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored Jell-O

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries


  1. Gather ingredients, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  2. Mix together pretzels, melted butter, and 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar in a medium bowl until well combined. Press into the bottom of a 9x13-inch dish.

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  3. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool completely.

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  4. In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and cream cheese until smooth.

    cream cheese being whipped with an electric mixer in a glass mixing bowl.

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  5. Fold in whipped topping and spread evenly over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

    cream cheese mixture spread on top of pretzel crust in a red casserole dish.

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  6. Stir together boiling water and gelatin mix in a second large bowl. Mix in frozen strawberries; stir until thawed.

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  7. Pour over cream cheese mixture in the dish. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour.

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  8. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour. Slice and enjoy!

    a close up view of a single slice of Judy's strawberry pretzel salad on a white plate.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
22g Fat
41g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 78mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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