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Strawberry Pretzel Salad {Easy Summer Dessert}

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Strawberry pretzel salad is one of the easiest summer desserts you can make. This strawberry Jello recipe will be your favorite recipe for your family.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad {Easy Summer Dessert}

Summer desserts

When the weather gets warmer, you want summer desserts that are refreshing, but also easy to make.  Some of the best summer desserts are Jello recipes.

Jello desserts are simple and easy to make in the summer heat. Plus using Jello for summer desserts helps cut down on the heat in your kitchen too.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad {Easy Summer Dessert}

Strawberry desserts

A popular dessert recipe in the summer is strawberry desserts. Strawberries are sweet and just yell out that it is summertime. This strawberry pretzel salad, this strawberry dessert is full of strawberry flavor because it uses both strawberry Jello and fresh strawberries. 

Strawberry Jello

This strawberry pretzel salad is actually versatile. You do use strawberry jello with fresh strawberries for it. However, I have changed it up by switching out the strawberry jello with other flavors. So instead of using strawberry jello, try these combinations:

  • Peach Jello with peaches
  • Cranberries with clear gelatin (use cranberry juice to make the gelatin cranberry flavor)
  • Black cherry Jello with Bing cherries
  • Pineapple Jello with pineapple tidbits

Strawberry Pretzel Salad {Easy Summer Dessert}

Strawberry pretzel salad

I grew up with strawberry pretzel salad. At every party I went to at someone’s home there was a strawberry pretzel salad present. Picnics, pot lusks, even holidays, you could always find the famous strawberry pretzel salad at them. 

The strawberry pretzel salad is a classic recipe. It is easy to make and it tastes oh so good. If you want something easy but memorable for a dessert recipe, you need to try the strawberry pretzel salad. 

Looking for more strawberry recipes? Check out these recipes:

Strawberry Pretzel Salad {Easy Summer Dessert}

Yield: 18 servings

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry pretzel salad is one of the easiest summer desserts you can make. This strawberry Jello recipe will be your favorite recipe for your family.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3⁄4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter, and 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  3. Mix well and press the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes, until set; set aside to cool.
  5. In a large mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and sugar.
  6. Fold in whipped topping.
  7. Spread mixture onto cooled crust.
  8. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.
  9. Stir in frozen strawberries and allow to set briefly.
  10. When the mixture is about the consistency of egg whites, pour and spread over the cream cheese layer.
  11. Refrigerate until set.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

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