J-E-L-L-O Salad a.k.a. Pretzel Jell-O Salad

J-E-L-L-O Salad a.k.a. Pretzel Jell-O Salad

As a child of the 60’s and 70’s, Jell-O was a regular part of my life. There was nothing strange about an oddly colored gelatin molded with weird looking fruit, vegetables and even meat in it.


There wasn’t a family , church or funeral gathering that was complete without a molded Jell-O salad. As a child I kind of liked Jell-O, I did not like weird Jell-O salads. Even at that tender age, I knew that it wasn’t quite right.

Bill Cosby himself couldn’t convince me that there was anything good about Jell-O gelatin salads, even if his sweaters often matched a Jell-O salad mold. Now Jell-O pudding….that’s an entirely different story.


  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 large box (6 ounces), strawberry Jell-O
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup Bing cherries
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1 8 oz. container whipped topping (like cool whip)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Read the whole recipe on The Kitchen Witch