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A slice of strawberry pretzel salad.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 12-16 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Sweet, salty and creamy, this Strawberry Pretzel Salad is an easy 3-layer dessert bar that’s perfect for summer. An old-fashioned favorite, it will be a hit with generations young and old!


Strawberry Layer

  • 6 oz strawberry JELLO
  • 2 cups (480ml) boiling water
  • 1 lb strawberries, thinly sliced


  • 3 cups (97g) pretzels, crushed 
  • 1/4 cup (52g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (112g) unsalted butter, melted

Cream Layer

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (207g) sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup (58g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine strawberry Jello with the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool to about room temperature.
  2. Combine the crust ingredients and spread evenly into the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Press lightly to help form the crust. Bake for 8-10 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar and mix until well combined and smooth. Set aside.
  4. In another large mixing bowl, combine the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture in two parts until fully combined.
  6. Spread the cream mixture evenly over the cooled crust, going all the way to the edges of the pan.
  7. Gently stir the slices strawberries into the cooled Jello mixture, then pour evenly over the cream mixture.
  8.  Refrigerate until set, 2-4 hours, then serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 362
  • Sugar: 49.1 g
  • Sodium: 273.3 mg
  • Fat: 14.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.3 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.2 mg

Keywords: easy strawberry dessert, strawberry pretzel dessert bars, pretzel jello salad