Barb’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad is the perfect mixture of sweet and salty, smooth and crunchy while keeping a summery vibe! This dish contains a salty pretzel crust topped with creamy whipped topping, sweet strawberries, and strawberry gelatin. Barb’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a unique dessert that’ll be gone before you know it. Make sure you have it ready for your next cookout!
Ingredients• 2 cups pretzels, crushed • 3/4 cup butter, melted • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons white sugar, divided • 1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese, softened • 1 (8 ounces) container frozen whipped topping, thawed • 2 (3 ounces) packages strawberry-flavored gelatin mix • 2 cups water, boiling • 2 (10 ounces) packages frozen strawberries
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Stir together the crushed pretzels, melted butter, and 3 tablespoons of the sugar.
Mix well and press the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
Bake until set, about 8-10 minutes.
Set the pretzel crust aside to let it cool.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and the remaining 1 cup of the sugar.
Fold in the whipped topping.
Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the cooled crust.
Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water.
Stir the frozen strawberries into the gelatin and allow it to set briefly.
When the mixture is about the consistency of egg whites, pour and spread it over the cream cheese layer in the baking dish.
Refrigerate until set.