Monday, November 26, 2012

Recipes : Strawberry Pretzel Salad

We spent Thanksgiving with J's family up on the mountains, at his grandfather's house. I love it up there. They have no internet access, or cell phone reception so it feels like we're escaping from reality, getting away from civilization.

Instead, we spend our time playing board games, catching up with one another, cooking and preparing for the Thanksgiving dinner.

This year J and I are tasked with desserts, so he made a pecan pie, while I tried my hand at Strawberry Pretzel Salad. I don't know why they call it a salad, but it was pretty easy to make. I'll share the recipe with you today!


For the crust / base, you need:

2 cups of crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted butter
3 tbsp sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Melt the butter, add it to the crushed pretzels and sugar. Mix well.
Spread mixture into a 9 by 13 inch pan and bake for 7 minutes.
Set aside and allow to cool.

For the cream cheese layer you need:

1 8oz tub of whipped topping
1 8oz package cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with the sugar.
Fold in the whipped topping evenly into the mixture.
Spread over the cooled crust, making sure there are no holes in the layer of cream cheese mixture. (This is ensure the next layer of jello/ gelatin does not seep through, into the bottom crust layer)
Refrigerate until well chilled.

For the strawberry gelatin you need:

2 pack of 3oz strawberry gelatin dessert mix
2 10oz packs of frozen strawberries
1 8oz can of crushed pineapple
2 cups boiling water

While waiting for the frozen strawberries to thaw, bring water to a boil
Dissolve gelatin mix in the water.
Allow to cool slightly.
Add the strawberries and pineapple to mixture.
Pour over the cream cheese layer.
Refrigerate until it is time to serve!!

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture when I was done. But here's a picture of J's pecan pie. It's a pity I don't like pecans, so I couldn't tell you if his turned out great. But according to the family, our desserts were awesome, so yay!


If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had a great one! Next up, Christmas!! Can't wait!


  1. Ok, this looks seriously delicious. I've never made a pretzel crust but I'm so interested to try this out!

  2. Wow it looks wonderful! Interesting recipe.

  3. Ha ha!! So funny that it's called a salad! Why do they do that?? We may never know.

    This looks really good. I love things that are both sweet and salty. Yum!

  4. Both deserts look so yummy! I've made that salad once. Love it. Thank you for the recipe.

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  6. Sounds like you hade a wonderfull Thanksgiving! Or at least a very tatsy one, because your pretzel salade looks SO yummy! x

  7. yum! I have had this before, but have never made it. I love them combination of textures!


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