Makes 12 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1 cup crushed pretzels, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1/4 cup melted butter. Press mixture on bottom of a 13- x 9-inch pan coated with cooking spray. (Mixture will be crumbly.)

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; cool completely.

Step 3

Beat softened cream cheese, 5 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla at low speed with an electric mixer until sugar dissolves. Fold in whipped topping; spread over pretzel layer.

Step 4

Stir together gelatin and 2 cups boiling water until dissolved; add strawberries. Chill 1 hour or until partially set. Spread gelatin mixture over cream cheese layer; chill 8 hours or until set.

Step 5

Stir together sour cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar; spread over top of strawberry layer; sprinkle with pecans.

Step 6

Note: Reduce sodium by substituting low-sodium pretzels for regular.

Ratings & Reviews

jlucas245's Review

February 10, 2012

pg449bob's Review

March 11, 2011
I have seen this recipe as "Strawberry,pretzel surprise",,, The surprise is to use pineapple juice to make your jello instead of water,,What a deliscious surprise!!!!!!

MWhets's Review

January 15, 2010
Great salad. We have an allergy for strawberries in the family, so adapted this with cherries. Very good.