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Strawberry Lime Pretzel Salad

I gave a classic salad a holiday twist by making green, white and red layers. The combination of salty, sweet, creamy in this strawberry-lime pretzel dessert and fruity is always a hit! —Renee Conneally, Northville, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 to 5 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Miniature pretzels, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Mix melted butter and sugar; stir in pretzels. Press onto bottom of an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, for lime layer, in a large bowl, add boiling water to lime gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Refrigerate until partially set, about 1 hour . In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add cooled lime gelatin mixture; beat until smooth;. Fold in whipped topping; if desired, add green food coloring. Spread over crust. Refrigerate until set but not firm, 25-30 minutes.
  • For cream cheese layer, in a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over lime layer. Refrigerate until set.
  • For strawberry layer, in a large bowl, add boiling water to strawberry gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Refrigerate until partially set, about 1 hour. Stir in strawberries. Gently spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, 2-4 hours. To serve, cut into squares. If desired, top with additional whipped topping and miniature pretzels.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 407 calories, 25g fat (17g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 368mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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