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Rating: 4.57 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Similar to a strawberry pretzel salad, but with a much better crust! I'm not sure where this recipe came from; my aunt made it for years.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 servings
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and sugar and beat on medium speed until stiff. Fold in cracker pieces, walnuts and vanilla. Spread into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake in preheated of for 25 minutes, remove from oven and set aside to cool.

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Fold in whipped topping and spread atop cooled crust.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the boiling water into the gelatin to dissolve. Mix in strawberries and let stand for 15 minutes. Pour over the cream cheese layer, cover and chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

445 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 65.7g; fat 18.9g; cholesterol 17.6mg; sodium 236.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
This tastes wonderful but the directions need to be rewritten. The walnuts and vanilla were left out. I knew where to put them in but some others may not. Read More
(21)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2016
Nope. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
This tastes wonderful but the directions need to be rewritten. The walnuts and vanilla were left out. I knew where to put them in but some others may not. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
You're so right Cheryl! The crust on this was much better than the pretzel salad. The ladies at my luncheon raved about it. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Although the recipe calls for walnuts we left them out and enjoyed a wonderfully creamy smooth texture. This recipe is absolutely wonderful! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2004
PEOPLE! Can I tell you This???!! We ALL loved this salad dessert! It is the BEST!! Nothing was left..and I doubled the recipe! Only change I did was use half the amount of topping! I am in hog heaven!!Oink! Oink! Oink! God bless you Cheryl for sharing this recipe with us. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
This was wonderful-I brought it to a summer party and it was a huge hit with everyone. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2004
This is very very rich in sugar... But still very good... when I make it again I am going to try exchanging the sugar for equal and see if it will be a little bit better... otherwise we loved it!!! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2005
This was very good. However the family did not especially like the meringue/cracker/nut layer - though I thought it was delicious. They much preferred the traditional pretzel layer from similar dishes. I did substitute Strawberry- Flavored Cool Whip for regular which gave a nice flavor & color to the middle layer. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2004
The crust was extremely sweet. Next time I'll use Splenda in place of the sugar and cut the amount back some. Otherwise it was tasty. I think I prefer the pretzel crust though. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2007
Very good! I used an 8 oz. container of cool whip instead of the recommended 16 oz. size. The 16 oz. size would have been too much for my 13/9 pan. Using the 8 oz. size the jello topping came right to the top of the pan. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2016
Nope. Read More