Strawberry Pretzel dessert Recipe

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Fell in love with this when I first tried it about 25 years ago. Nicknamed it 'World Class jello' since it has such a premium taste and quality to it.

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Servings: 20


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  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 8-ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 6-ounce package strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 20 ounces frozen sliced strawberries, unsweetened (do not thaw)


  1. CRUST
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
  3. Mix pretzels, butter and 1/4 cup sugar together well. Place in bottom of a 9“x13" baking dish, pressing well with back of large spoon or bottom of glass to form a crust. Bake 6 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
  5. In a medium size bowl beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar well. Fold in whipped topping. Spread this over the cooled pretzel crust and place in refrigerator to chill.
  7. Dissolve gelatin in large bowl with boiling water, stirring thoroughly. Add frozen strawberries, stirring. Gelatin should begin to thicken; if it doesn’t, place bowl in refrigerator and check and stir every few minutes until it begins to thicken, but is not set.
  8. Pour over middle cream cheese layer and smooth evenly. Cover and chill several hours until firmly set.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 120g
Recipe makes 20 servings
Calories 288  
Calories from Fat 114 40%
Total Fat 12.99g 16%
Saturated Fat 7.97g 32%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbs 40.83g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 4%
Sugars 21.46g 14%
Protein 3.75g 6%



  • Salad Foodie
    December 22, 2013
    I'm not sure about "World Class" but what I am sure, is that most everyone likes this recipe. It is also an easy one to reduce sugar, fat and calories by subbing non nutritive sweeteners and lower fat or non-fat cream cheese and topping. But hey, it's Christmas!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation
    • Bobby Lovera
      December 23, 2013
      Mmmm. One of my favorites!
      There is another Jello salad made with a can of cherry pie filling, lemon jello, marshmallows.
      I hope somebody has that recipe too as I forgot the name of it.
      ***I found it..Cherry Supreme salad...right here in CES cookbook!
      Great now I can have one of each! Your's and John's!

      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!

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