Sunday, May 29, 2016

Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad - SRC

What does a five Monday month mean in the Secret Recipe Club world?  Memorial Day weekend and an extra Secret Recipe Club post!  Does it really get any better than that?  Well, maybe but it's pretty good in my world, so I will take it!!

The extra SRC reveals always have a theme.  To go along with Memorial Day, our theme is picnics.  Who doesn't love a picnic?  Nothing says summer like a picnic.  

For the bonus SRC, I was assigned Dessert Before Dinner!  What a great blog title, I love it!! Stephanie the blogger behind, Dessert Before Dinner says, "
I started this blog to keep track of my favorite recipes, tried and true things, and pictures. It has evolved so much as I've become more involved in blogging and various communities. I draw my inspiration from a combination of cookbooks, other blogs and family recipes. I always throw my own spin on them, but they are all good jumping off points. "  Very similar to why I started my blog, how fun it that?!!

 The recipe I chose, is a throwback to my childhood.  We used to have this "salad" all the time.  I haven't had this in years and you know what? I like it!  Nothing better than a good jello salad, with a little sweetness and crunch added.

I had a little trouble getting the pretzels to stick to the bottom of the pan.   I chose to mix the cream cheese mixture together with the pretzels and use for the crust. 

Pretzel Salad

  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 oz cool whip
  • 16-20 oz frozen strawberries or raspberries
  • 2 3 oz boxes strawberry or cherry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water.
  1. Crush pretzels and mix with butter and 3 Tbsp sugar. Spread on the bottom of a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until crisp and set.
  2. Remove crust and let cool completely.


  1. I still haven't tried this but think we'd like it! Happy Memorial Day Weekend:@)

  2. I think we all remember this from our childhood. At least those of us who are a little more *ahem* mature. Thanks for the memories.

  3. I have seen this everywhere lately and it does make its round every year around this time, but I still haven't tried it and it's such a shame because it looks delicious and I like all the stuff in it. Gotta make this soon. For real!

  4. I remember having that as a child.... I didn't know Jello was even still around. What a fun dessert!

  5. I've never had that - but it looks yummy!

  6. Thank you for the kind words on my blog. This really is a guilty pleasure dessert, but I hope it at least brought back some memories!

  7. What a fun pick!! Looks delicious! Salad, dessert could certainly qualify for both!

  8. A salad I never had but I bet it is good. My mother used to make a jello salad with pecans, cream cheese and pineapple…it was her favorite.

  9. Oh wow! This is great! I would have never thought of jello and pretzels together. This works. Love it!


  10. This is always at every picnic or BBQ I go to and I've never had it. My husband and kids love it though!

  11. Love this stuff!! Thanks for reminding me to make it again!

  12. Definitely a throwback dessert that screams summer. Sounds delicious!

  13. Oh my I have memories pouring in on my from all directions! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Brings me back to college potlucks with my friends.


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