Leslie Holt Recipe

Pretzel Salad

By Leslie Holt 2holts

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Not your usual salad, but delicious nonetheless!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Salad? Dessert? Either! This sweet, fruity treat would be right at home with your meal or as the perfect dinnertime ending.

To keep the cream cheese mixture from sticking to your spatula as you spread it, just run it under hot water. Does the trick every time!


2 c
crushed pretzels
3/4 c
margarine, melted
3 Tbsp
1 pkg
cream cheese (8 oz)
1 c
(8 oz) frozen cool-whip topping, thawed
1 pkg
strawberry gelatin (6 oz)
2 c
boiling water
2 pkg
(10 oz) frozen strawberries

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix crushed pretzels, margarine and 3 Tablespoons sugar together and press into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 400 for 8 minutes. Cool.
Mix softened cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold the 2 cups thawed whipping topping into cream cheese mixture and spread over cooled pretzel crust. Dissolve strawberry gelatin in bioling water and add frozen strawberries. Chill until syrupy, then pour over the cream cheese layer and refrigerate. Cut into squares and garnish with whipped topping and a whole strawberry. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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Mar 29, 2015 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion group: Daughter's of the King.
Shirley Miller shirleyjean
Jan 23, 2015
This is such a good dessert. I have made this several times. I don't make it much anymore as there is no one around to eat it but me. and I sure don't need it.
Jan 23, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".
CYNTHIA DICKEY loyallylost
Dec 23, 2014
JOY! I have been looking for this recipe for YEARS! Had this when my daughter was in elementary school (she's 35, now!)& absolutely loved it! The recipe came up when I submitted a review on here! Can't wait to make it for New Year's Eve! Thanks!
Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Jun 17, 2014
I must say, this has always been one of my favorite salads! I love the sweet, creamy and saltiness all mixed together...so, so good. I made this at Easter time but forgot to get over here rate your recipe and post a pic. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. :-)