Recipe by Pinay0618
I found many recipes for the original strawberry pretzel salad here, but this is how my dear friend Magda taught me to make this. We really like that added texture of the banana and walnuts.
- 2 2⁄3 cups crushed pretzels
- 3⁄4 cup melted butter or 3⁄4 cup margarine
- 12 ounces cream cheese
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple
- 1 (20 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
- 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
- 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry gelatin
- reserved pineapple juice
- 3 bananas, sliced
- 1⁄2 cup walnut pieces
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine cream cheese and sugar; set aside.
- Mix pretzels and margarine and press into 9x13 dish. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes. Cool.
- Spread cream cheese mixture over pretzels.
- Spread the Cool Whip over cream cheese. Chill about 30 minutes.
- Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add water to make 2 cups.
- Dissolve Jello in hot pineapple juice and water. Add frozen strawberries, pineapple, sliced bananas and walnuts. Chill until partially set. Carefully pour over all; refrigerate several hours.