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May 14

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip

Hey, the original recipe actually calls itself a salad, so I’m just going with the flow. I turned Strawberry Pretzel Salad into an easy, fast, and delicious DIP recipe!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip - an easy no-bake recipe turned into a sweet appetizer dip!

Somehow we entered a time warp back in January and when we stepped out it was mid-May. I’m not quite sure how that happened but Memorial Day is right around the corner. After that, summer and with it pool parties, BBQs, the 4th of July…all times when you need lots of potluck ready appetizers and desserts that are no-bake, easy, and fast.

This Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip fits all of those requirements. Especially the one where it’s good for a party. It’s perfect for a backyard BBQ, a potluck…or a baby shower. It’s even good for a virtual baby shower.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip

Today I am so happy to be throwing a virtual baby shower for my blogging BFF Ashton from Something Swanky. You guys all know how much I love that girl. She was my first blogging friend who quickly transitioned to real-life friend.

I’d call her my work lobster, but that might be weird. Anyway…

Ashton is having a baby boy next month. And I (and some of my friends) are so excited for her that we’re throwing her a virtual baby shower!

SURPRISE Ashton! 🙂

{I know that she’s having a boy and that this dip is all pink but whatever. No one ever made a BLUEBERRY Pretzel Salad. Although that would be amazing.}

As soon as I started planning this shower I knew I had to make a sweet dip recipe. Ashton is the one that got me started on those, with her recipes like Brownie Batter Dip, Cannoli Dip, and various cake batter dips. She also loves fluff recipes, so when I was brainstorming easy, fun, and fast dip recipes made out of summer flavors I immediately thought of the Strawberry Pretzel Salad recipe that’s been begging me to make it for years.

YEARS. That’s how long this dip has been waiting for me.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip - turn a no-bake summer dessert recipe into an easy appetizer dip!

I daresay, the actual salad recipe is pretty easy but this dip? Is even easier. Just a few simple ingredients get mixed together and it’s ready to serve.

The classic Strawberry Pretzel Salad recipe includes cream cheese, whipped topping, and sugar. Then it’s topped with strawberries and jell-o and it’s all on top of a pretzel crust.

This recipe is very similar. The base of the dip is the same as the middle of that layered dessert. Cream cheese, sugar, and whipped topping are mixed together (you could substitute whipped cream). Then, instead of using jell-o, I used strawberry pie filling. Just swirl some in and add some to the top for garnish.

Instead of making crust, you just serve this with pretzels. Or a spoon. I won’t judge.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip (2 of 5)

It’s perfect for any gathering because it’s no-bake, easy, and fast. And it’s pretty, so it’s perfect for a baby shower!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip

Total Time: 10 minutes

Turn your favorite summer recipe into a party dip! Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip is just like that no bake dessert but easier to serve!


  • 8 ounces Challenge Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 ounces (1 small tub) Cool Whip
  • About 3/4 cup Strawberry Pie Filling, divided
  • Pretzels, for serving


  1. Use a hand mixer to beat cream cheese, sugar, and salt until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip. Stir in about 1/2 cup of the pie filling. Chill dip until ready to serve. (Can be made one day ahead.)
  2. When ready to serve: Place dip in serving bowl. Top with another 1/4 cup or so of pie filling for garnish. Serve with pretzels.


Feel free to use low or fat-free ingredients where you'd like. If you prefer to use fresh strawberries, just chop up about 1-2 cups and stir in in place of the pie filling. Check the sweetness - your dip may need more sugar in this case since the pie filling is more sweet than plain strawberries are.

Ashton Baby Shower

Check out the other recipes served at Ashton’s virtual shower today!

Krispy Kreme Pie by Wine and Glue
How to Make Lemon Mini Cupcakes by Call Me PMC
Brown Sugar Butterscotch Bundt Cake by Layers of Happiness
Double Chocolate Cups by Diary of a Recipe Collector
Strawberries and Cream Skillet Cobbler by Taste and Tell
Paleo Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes by Food Faith Fitness
Blueberry Coconut Protein Pops by Capturing Joy
Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip by Crazy for Crust
Creamy Lemon Angel Cake Roll by Yummy Healthy Easy
Blueberry Granola Gratin by Buns in My Oven
Strawberry & Cream Profiteroles by Lemons for Lulu
Dirt Cake by In Katrina’s Kitchen
Mini Pineapple Upside Down Trifles by Life, Love, and Sugar
S’mores Frappuccino Cupcakes by Inside BruCrew Life
Butterfinger Cupcakes by Six Sisters’ Stuff
Brookie Bars by It Bakes Me Happy
Carrot Cake Cupcakes by Beyond Frosting
Blueberry Pie Cheeseball by Mom On Timeout
No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Mousse by Heather’s French Press
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies with a Lemon Glaze by The Recipe Critic
Lemon Berry Pastries by I Wash You Dry
Lemon Berry Fruit Kabobs by Crumbs and Chaos


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61 comments on “Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip

  1. We’ve kind of got a corner on the strawberry-pretzel salad market this week, huh? This looks absolutely delicious-I love dips more than life itself. Pinned!


  2. Love this! So pretty and I bet it tastes awesome! Pinned


  3. I didn’t have any strawberry on hand, but the dip was excellent with blackberry! I could eat it right off the spoon. Yum!


  4. This looks so amazing! I LOVE pretzel salad but can never get the jello to set properly. can’t wait to try it! PS.. I MAY love your jams even more than the dip.


  5. My mom made this for Thanksgiving and it delicious! Reminds me of the strawberry/Jello dessert with the pretzel crust but its much easier to make. I am stopping by the store on the way home from work tonight so I can make a batch for myself


  6. The strawberry pretzel dip was absolutely delicious. Had it at family dinner and everyone loved it. My husband ate it off his plate with a spoon, no pretzels needed! Thanks for a great recipe.


  7. How many people does this serve? 


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 23rd, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      That depends on a lot of factors, but anywhere from 4-8 depending on what else you’re serving.


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