After Matt’s taste test of my strawberry pretzel salad on Instagram Stories last night, my DMs blew up with requests for my recipe. This is a dish that’s been at parties and BBQs for my entire life and it’s always, always a crowd pleaser.
This dish is very common in Ohio. If you look it up on Pinterest, there are about a million recipes for it and they’re all pretty much the same. I just have two things that make my recipe different:
- Sugar in the crust. Most recipes call for less sugar in the pretzel crust… DON’T DO IT! This crust is true perfection. Honestly, I will double my crust ingredients next time I make this dish in order to make the crust thicker.
- Cream cheese filling. Nothing different in the ingredients, just make sure that the pretzel crust is fully covered by the cream cheese filling, edge to edge. If the Jell-O makes it down to the pretzel layer, it will make the crust soggy and that destroys the crust. The cream cheese filling is a barrier, so make sure it’s doing it’s job!