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Strawberry Pretzel Salad: Is it a salad or a dessert?

Salty and sweet. The combination of Jell-O and pretzels is delicious.

Is it a salad? Is it a dessert? We sent filmmaker Boaz Frankel out to uncover the history of this Pittsburgh picnic staple.

If you are from Pittsburgh, you’ve likely seen this concoction at a picnic or potluck. If you’ve never tried this dish before, you are likely to be skeptical.

What is Strawberry Pretzel Salad?

The strawberry pretzel salad is a layered dish. The base is a pretzel crust. The filling is a whipped cream layer, often made with Cool Whip. The top layer is strawberry Jell-O with strawberries.

Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad Recipe

Wanna make your own? Brown Eyed Baker has a traditional recipe for strawberry pretzel salad.

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This video was made for Very Local by Boaz Frankel. Boaz is a filmmaker who has recently moved to Pittsburgh.