Jello Pretzel Salad Recipe

The recipe I’m sharing today is a CLASSIC summer dessert. It has a pretzel crust, cream center and a nice jello layer on top. It comes from Kraft Recipes and is one that you may not have tried, but if you haven’t you may have been living under a rock for the last 20 years – lol!

Not sure how you feel about these layered desserts, but they are some of my FAVORITES!!! They are always served cold which makes them especially appealing in the summer time. Plus, they have Cream Cheese and Cool Whip which means that they have to be good, right? ;)

I’m still melting a bit here in Houston (hoping the cooler weather comes sooner than later) and could go for a piece of this Jello Pretzel Salad right about now.

Delicious JELLO Pretzel Salad { } #jello

The pretzel and cream cheese layers are my favorite!

Although this recipe takes a bit of time to make to allow for the jello to thicken, it is really easy and always good. :)

Here’s the Jello Pretzel Salad recipe:

Jello Pretzel Salad Recipe
  • 2 cups pretzels crushed
  • ½ cup sugar divided
  • ⅔ cup margarine melted
  • 1½ 8 z. Cream Cheese Bars softened
  • 2 TB milk
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 6 oz. Strawberry JELL-O box
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • 4 cups strawberries sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix chopped pretzels, ¼ cup sugar and butter together. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake for 10 minutes and let cool.
  3. Beat cream cheese, ¼ cup sugar and milk together with a blender. Fold in Cool Whip and spread over the crust. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Place boiling water in a large bowl. Add gelatin mix and stir for 2 minutes until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate for 1 - 2 hours or until thickened.
  5. Stir strawberries in with your jello and spoon over your cream cheese layer.
  6. Refrigerate for another 3 hours. Keep refrigerated until serving. ENJOY!

Jello Pretzel Salad

Easy, Creamy and Tasty Jello Pretzel Salad

This dessert just screams SUMMER time!! Better make it and enjoy it now before fall hits. ;)

For more Summer-y desserts be sure to check out:

Gelatin Poke Cake. This is my favorite Summer dessert!! { }

Gelatin Poke Cake

Strawberries N Cream Bars with a sugar cookie crust. DELISH!

Strawberries N Cream Bars

Kansas City Dirt Cake recipe - our favorite!

Kansas City Dirt Cake

For all Lil’ Luna recipes go HERE.


Lil' Luna

Latest posts by Lil' Luna (see all)

contact instagram subscribe g+ twitter pinterest facebook

Get updates,recipes & free prints


Leave a Comment


Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge


  1. 1

    My boyfriend’s mom makes this and it’s one of my favorite desserts! We always ask her to bring it when we have a BBQ!
    Sam recently posted..Eiffel Tower Wood Shim ArtMy Profile

  2. 2

    I’ve never had this before! Always see it but never tasted it!! Looks gorgeous :)
    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen recently posted..Triple Chocolate Layer CakeMy Profile

  3. 3

    Many years ago my friend made this salad and asked us to guess what the crust was made from … I remember being shocked! BTW, how is this called salad anyway? It’s dessert in my book :)
    Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff recently posted..Fondue S’moresMy Profile

    • 4

      LOL – I know… definitely more a dessert than salad, but that’s what we always called it. I think Jello Pretzel CAKE may be better. ;)

  4. 5

    Sounds refreshing. Thank you.

  5. 7

    I love jello pretzel salad! It is so yummy!! It is both sweet and salty.

  6. 9

    Looks so delicious!

SheKnows Media - Food