Peach Pretzel Salad is a sweet and salty jello salad that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s made with fresh peaches, crunchy pretzels, a sweet cream cheese filling and a layer of jello with fresh, ripe peaches added. This dessert is easy to make and tastes delicious! Peach jello pretzel salad will be the star of your next potluck or family gathering.
Peach Pretzel Jello Salad
Are you ready for some summer flavors? Peach Pretzel Salad is the perfect dish for a family get-together. Peaches and pretzels are like two peas in a pod, they just belong together. The sweetness of the peaches with the saltiness of the pretzels makes this the perfect dish for any occasion.
What Is a Pretzel Salad?
A peach pretzel salad is a jello salad that typically includes pretzels. Peaches and pretzels are a match made in heaven; you can’t go wrong with either one.
Peach Jello has always been a delicious southern tradition, but when you add in the goodness of the salty sweet pretzel…oh my!
How to Store
You will want to keep this stored in the refrigerator. Make sure to keep the baking dish or casserole pan covered well. This protects the jello salad and keeps it fresh longer.
If you take this to a picnic or other outside event, if it is hot, you will find that the salad will go bad much faster than it normally would. Keep the salad as cool as possible when you serve it at a get together so that it lasts and maintains its flavor.
Can You Make This Dessert Salad Ahead Of Time?
This Peach Pretzel Salad can be made in advance and kept in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. The dessert can sit in the refrigerator for a few days. It is best to make the Peach Pretzel Salad a day before you are ready to serve it.
Can You Freeze This Dessert?
You do not want to freeze this dessert. The jello does not freeze well. It tends to separate and break down when it is placed in the freezer. It is best to make sure you eat it before it goes bad and store it in the refrigerator.
If you think that you will not finish it in time, simply invite some friends over and watch it disappear.
When baking the pretzel crust, make sure it has cooled completely before adding the cream cheese filling.
Make sure to spread the filling evenly over the crust. The filling creates a barrier between the crust and the Jello layer. It keeps the crust from getting soggy.
Make sure to add the peach Jello layer after about an hour and a half. You want it to be partially set. Not liquid and not firm. This makes it so you can spread it out over the cream cheese filling.
- Peach Jello
- Fresh Peaches
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Cool Whip
(Actual measurements listed in the recipe card below.)
How to Make Peach Pretzel Salad
Step 1 – Prep
Dissolve jello in boiling water and stir in peaches. Refrigerate for 1½ hours until partially set.
Step 2 – Making the Crust
Preheat oven to 350° and mix together pretzels, sugar, and butter together in a small bowl. Press pretzel layer into a 13×9 baking dish and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Step 3 – Making the Filling
In a medium sized bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and add powdered sugar, vanilla, and cool whip. Beat until fully combined. Spread over the cooled pretzel crust. Place in the fridge to chill while jello is setting up.
Step 4 – Assembling the Pretzel Salad
Spoon jello over the top of the cream cheese later, spreading evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 4-6 hours until firm.
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Peach Pretzel Salad
For the Jello
- (2) 3 ounce boxes peach jello
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 cups fresh ripe peaches, diced
For the Crust
- 2 cups pretzels, crushed
- ⅔ cup butter, melted
- ¼ cup sugar
For the Filling
- 8 ounce cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 ounce cool whip, thawed
For the Jello
- Dissolve jello in boiling water.
- Stir in peaches then refrigerate for 1½ hours until partially set.
For the Crust
- In a small bowl, mix pretzels, sugar, and butter together.
- Press firmly into a 13 x 9 baking dish and bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
For the Filling
- Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and cool whip together until smooth.
- Spread over cooled pretzel crust.
- Place in the fridge until cool.
- Spoon jello mixture over the top of the cream cheese. Spread evenly.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 4-6 hours until jello has set.
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