April 25, 2020

Jello Pretzel Salad


Jello Pretzel Salad is the perfect combination of salty, sweet, and creamy. With its crunchy pretzel crust, creamy cream cheese layer, and fruity Jell-O topping, it’s a delightful treat for any occasion.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigerate: After preparing the Jello Pretzel Salad, cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator. It’s best to keep it chilled to maintain its freshness and texture.
  2. Serve Chilled: For optimal taste and texture, serve the Jello Pretzel Salad chilled directly from the refrigerator.
  3. Consume Within Timeframe: While the Jello Pretzel Salad can be stored in the refrigerator for several days, it’s best enjoyed within 2-3 days to ensure the quality of the ingredients.

Prep Tips:

  1. Crush Pretzels Ahead: Save time by crushing the pretzels ahead of time. Store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to use them for the crust.
  2. Prepare Cream Cheese Layer in Advance: You can prepare the cream cheese layer ahead of time and store it covered in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble the salad. This helps streamline the assembly process.
  3. Slice Strawberries Fresh: To maintain their freshness and juiciness, slice the strawberries just before assembling the salad. This ensures they’re at their peak flavor when added to the dish.
  4. Allow Time to Set: To achieve the perfect texture and consistency, make sure to allow each layer of the salad to set properly before adding the next. This typically requires refrigerating the dish for specified times as mentioned in the recipe instructions.

Recipe Variations

Raspberry Jello Pretzel Salad

For a twist on the classic, swap out the strawberry Jell-O for raspberry Jell-O. Follow the same instructions, replacing the strawberry Jell-O with raspberry Jell-O for a slightly tangier flavor profile.

Mixed Berry Jello Pretzel Salad

For a burst of berry flavor, mix things up with a combination of strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry Jell-O layers. Prepare each flavor separately according to package instructions, allowing each layer to set before adding the next. This variation adds a colorful and fruity twist to the traditional recipe.

Whether you stick with the classic or try one of these tasty variations, Jello Pretzel Salad is sure to be a hit at your next gathering! Enjoy the delightful blend of textures and flavors in this irresistible dessert.

Jello Pretzel Salad

Natasha Pehrson Print Recipe


  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 8 ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 6 ounce packages strawberry flavored Jell-O®
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 16 oz. fresh strawberries sliced


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter and 3 tablespoons sugar and press into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish to form a crust.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until set. Cool in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • While crust is baking, dissolve gelatin in 2 cups of boiling water. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture onto cooled crust and put back into fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  • Arrange sliced strawberries on top of cream cheese mix. Pour gelatin over the top and put back in the fridge to set – about 4 hours.


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