Strawberry Pretzel Salad Cups

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad Cups are a sweet and salty dessert ready in 20 minutes. 

Summer is finally here!  We are so excited to be enjoying time together and having some fun in the sun together.  We have been vacation planning and party planning and have come up with some super fun and delicious treats.

Being a lover of strawberries we opted for a strawberry dessert theme for our upcoming summer party.   Our Strawberry Pretzel Sandbar Dessert Cups will be the centerpiece on the dessert table.  A salty sweet summertime treat, this fabulous dish will have them begging for more!

cup of strawberry pretzel sandbar dessert

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Cups

Donna Elick
Strawberry Pretzel Salad Cups are a sweet and salty dessert ready in 20 minutes.
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Blender
Servings 16


  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 4 cups mini pretzels
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar , + 2 tablespoons divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla, or vanilla bean paste
  • 8 ounce container whipped topping


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine chopped strawberries and 1 Tbsp sugar. Mix well until coated. Set aside.
  • Add pretzels to the bowl of a blender or food processor. Blend until you have pretzel crumbs. In a medium bowl combine pretzel crumbs, melted butter and 1 Tbsp sugar. Mix with a fork pressing sugar and butter into pretzel crumbs, until pretzel crumbs are moist. Set aside.
  • Combine cream cheese, ½ cup sugar and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until your mixture is light and creamy. Add whipped topping and mix until combined.
  • Add 2 Tbsp pretzel mixture to the bottom of each cup. Press down on mixture with your fingers to create a crust. Add the cream cheese filling, dividing evenly between the 16 servings (reserve a little to dollop on top of each cup if desired). Spoon strawberries over each serving, dividing evenly. Add dollop of remaining mixture to each cup.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

This makes 8 adult size portions in regular trifle glasses.
5 ounce clear cups are perfect to serve this child size portion in (available at your local party store).


Serving: 1 | Calories: 220cal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 304mg | Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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  1. I'm pinning these strawberry cups directly onto my 'Don't Even Think About Turning On That Oven!' Pinterest board 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    We have been making these for a few years ever since we first saw your recipe, we change out the fruits and man they are good!

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