This deliciousness just came into my life last year. I had never heard of it until my little sister brought me a piece. When she told me what it was called I was a little nervous to try it because honestly something with jello, cream cheese, cool whip, and pretzels just didn’t sound all that appetizing. but it was freaking amazing! I’m not really sure why they call it Strawberry and Pretzel Salad. It looks like a Strawberry and Pretzel Cake to me. The combination of the salty pretzels pieces and the sweetness of the cream cheese and cool whip layer is out of this world. I find it hard to keep from eating the whole thing myself.
When making this dessert it is important that you plan ahead. The pretzel layer will need to cool for at least an hour before spreading on the cream cheese/cool whip layer. The cream cheese/cool whip layer will need to harden up a bit in the fridge before adding the strawberries and jello. Once the jello powder is dissolved in the water you really need to let it set up halfway in fridge before pouring over the cream cheese layer.. You do not want to pour it over the cream cheese layer while it is still liquid. I did that once and when I went to put the casserole dish in the fridge the jello spilled all over the floor. If you let it set up halfway, that won’t happen. I really hope you enjoy this recipe!
Tips: I put the pretzels in a freezer bag and used a rolling pin to crush them.