Need to get your sweet-fix in a jiffy? In-A-Pinch Pretzel Salad can hook you up pretty quick! All you need is a bag of crushed up mini pretzels, some creamy vanilla pudding, a bit of bouncy strawberry gelatin, fluffy Cool Whip®, and a sprinkle of fresh strawberries and you’ve got yourself a treat you can take anywhere! Talk about the best! No matter where you are or where you go, In-A-Pinch Pretzel Salad is here to (quickly) please!


  • 2 (1.5-ounce) bags mini pretzels
  • 1 (5.5-ounce) snack cup prepared vanilla pudding, such as Snack Pack®
  • 1 (3.25-ounce) snack cup prepared strawberry gelatin, such as Jell-O®
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped, plus more, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Cool Whip, thawed


Step 1 –Open each of the pretzel bags and coarsely crush the pretzels with your hands.

Step 2 –Transfer 1 tablespoon of the crushed pretzels from each of the bags and reserve for topping.

Step 3 –Dollop 1/2 of the pudding into each of the pretzel bags and top each with 1/2 of the strawberry gelatin.

Step 4 –Top the strawberry gelatin in each bag with 1/4 cup of the strawberries and 1/4 cup of the Cool Whip.

Step 5 –Serve the pretzel salads garnished with the reserved pretzel crumbs and the extra strawberries.