Strawberry Pretzel Salad

It’s sweet. It’s salty. It’s oh so good.

It’s strawberry pretzel salad. Or in my case, I used it as a dessert.

In any case it is the second recipe out of the Simple Shortcut Recipes from Gooseberry Patch. Come back tomorrow if you want to win a copy of the cookbook!

I can also tell you that if you don’t have a food processor, look into getting one. I used my KitchenAid food processor for the crust and the filling. Made it so quick and easy.

Dumped 2 cups of pretzels, tablespoon of sugar and 3/4 cup of melted butter into the KitchenAid food processor and pulsated for a few seconds. Then dumped the the mixture into a 9 x 13 pan.

Bake on 350 for about 8 minutes and then let the crust cool. Wash out that food processor bowl and blade a get ready for the filling.

Put an 8 ounce block of cream cheese that is at room temperature and a thawed cool whip in the food process with a cup of sugar.

Pulsate a few times till it is all incorporated.

Pour over top of the cooled pretzel crust and get your strawberry topping ready.

Mix 2 cups of boiling water with two packages of strawberry jello. Then pour 20 ounces of sliced frozen strawberries into the mixture. I didn’t have mine completely thawed. This actually helped the jello set up a little. If the strawberries are thawed then pop in the freezer for a few minutes to set up a bit.

Pour over top of the filling and refrigerate till you are ready to serve.

Trust me, everyone will love it! It’s a classic!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • TOPPING
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 container of thawed cool whip
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 small packages strawberry jello
  • 20 oz. bag of frozen strawberries

Instructions

  1. Place pretzels, 1 T. of sugar and melted butter in food processor and pulse until incorporated.
  2. Press mixture into a 9 x 13 glass pan and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
  3. Mix cream cheese, cool whip and sugar until incorporated.
  4. Pour over the baked pretzel crust.
  5. Mix 2 cups of boiling water with the strawberry jello.
  6. Mix in the frozen strawberries.
  7. Pour strawberry mixture over the cream cheese mixture and refrigerate until set.
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Comments

  1. Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com says

    A co-worker made this for our Christmas potluck last year, and I was wowed! I'm not really a jello fan, but this was so tasty and different! I'm glad to have your recipe.

  2. mommakim says

    This has been a staple at Rader Family Gatherings for 30+ years. Maybe not the exact same recipe, but we LOVE it!!!

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