Peaches and Cream Pretzel Salad

Peaches and Cream Pretzel Salad

Amazing Peach Jello Pretzel Salad Recipe!

If you love the classic strawberry version, then this peach pretzel salad recipe is right up your alley! Made with a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a delicious cream cheese filling, and an amazing layer of peaches this jello pretzel salad is perfect for your next potluck, cookout or picnic.

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Peach Jello pretzel salad, sliced into a square on a plate, with whipped cream and peach slice on top.

 

The BEST Peach Pretzel Salad Recipe!

My family and I recently got back from our annual trip back to South Dakota.  We travel back every summer to see family, enjoy some ball games, time on the Missouri river and lots of golf.  Inevitably we always enjoy lots of delicious food, typically at potluck get-togethers and family picnics.  This fantastic jello pretzel salad is one of those delicious dishes that’s perfect for any summer meal.

This amazing Peach Pretzel Salad is just like the classic strawberry version.  I actually adapted my Cherry Jell-O Pretzel Salad to incorporate fresh summer peaches.  

Here’s the simple steps to making this fantastic pretzel salad recipe:

If you love the classic strawberry version, then this peach pretzel salad recipe is right up your alley! Made with a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a delicious cream cheese filling, and an amazing layer of peaches this jello pretzel salad is perfect for your next potluck, cookout or picnic.

Step 1: Make the Crust

This simple crust is made with just a few simple ingredients, and renders a wonderfully salty-sweet base to this salad.  Here’s what you’ll need for this pretzel salad recipe:

  • Pretzel sticks or twists
  • Granulated sugar
  • Melted Butter

For exact ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

You’ll start by crushing pretzels, and combining with granulated sugar and melted butter.  Press into the bottom of a 9×13″ pan, and bake for 10 minutes to set.  Cool to room temperature.

If you love the classic strawberry version, then this peach pretzel salad recipe is right up your alley! Made with a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a delicious cream cheese filling, and an amazing layer of peaches this jello pretzel salad is perfect for your next potluck, cookout or picnic.

Step 2: Make the Cream Cheese Layer

While the crust is cooling, you’ll then create this delicious, fluffy cream cheese layer.  With a hand or stand mixer, you’ll mix together cream cheese, granulated sugar, and thawed whipped topping. Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of the cooled crust.

Important Note: Make sure to seal the filling all the way to the edges of the pan.  This will create a seal for the jell-o that will go on top later, and also prevent the pretzel crust from getting soggy.  Refrigerate the the cream cheese layer for about 30 minutes to set.

If you love the classic strawberry version, then this peach pretzel salad recipe is right up your alley! Made with a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a delicious cream cheese filling, and an amazing layer of peaches this jello pretzel salad is perfect for your next potluck, cookout or picnic.

Step 3: Add Peaches

I recommend using fresh peaches in this jello pretzel salad recipe, however, if fresh peaches aren’t in season, feel free to use frozen or canned peaches.  I really think the flavor of fresh peaches is second to none, and is a wonderful way to this fantastic summer produce.

If you are using fresh peaches, make sure they are peeled.

If you love the classic strawberry version, then this peach pretzel salad recipe is right up your alley! Made with a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a delicious cream cheese filling, and an amazing layer of peaches this jello pretzel salad is perfect for your next potluck, cookout or picnic.

Be sure to layer the peaches evenly over the top of the cream cheese filling.  This will ensure that every slice of this pretzel salad gets plenty of fruit.

If you love the classic strawberry version, then this peach pretzel salad recipe is right up your alley! Made with a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a delicious cream cheese filling, and an amazing layer of peaches this jello pretzel salad is perfect for your next potluck, cookout or picnic.

Step 4: Pour the jello over the peaches

Once you’ve placed the peaches over the top of the cream cheese filling, you’ll then top the peaches with the peach jello.  Note that in the recipe (below) you’ll begin by FIRST boiling the water and dissolving the jello mix.  

The jello will then cool to room temperature, as you are making the other layers of this salad.  If you forget to boil water and make the jello, no worries.  Just refrigerate the pan until the jello has cooled to room temperature.

Once you’ve added the jello to the peaches, refrigerate the salad for at least 1-2 hours or until the jello has set completely.

If you love the classic strawberry version, then this peach pretzel salad recipe is right up your alley! Made with a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a delicious cream cheese filling, and an amazing layer of peaches this jello pretzel salad is perfect for your next potluck, cookout or picnic.

Step 5: Slice and Serve the Pretzel Salad Recipe

Once the jello has set, you’ll have the most fantastic summer time treat!  Serve this as a side dish or a wonderful summer dessert.  Any way you have it, this fantastic pretzel salad recipe is a great way to enjoy the most amazing summer peaches!

If you love the classic strawberry version, then this peach pretzel salad recipe is right up your alley! Made with a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a delicious cream cheese filling, and an amazing layer of peaches this jello pretzel salad is perfect for your next potluck, cookout or picnic.

Here’s a quick-reference grocery list of the ingredients you’ll need for this fantastic jell-o pretzel salad:

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cream Cheese
  • Frozen Whipped Topping (like Cool-Whip)
  • Peach Jell-O Mix, (2, 3 oz. packages)
  • Fresh Peaches – if fresh peaches are out of season, feel free to substitute frozen or canned peaches

Peach Preztel Salad in 9x13' pan, sliced with peach jello on top.

Love anything peach? Yea, me too! Here are some of my favorite peach recipes:

Peach Crisp with Cinnamon Pecan Crumble

Easy Peach FroYo Pops

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Peach Milkshake

Peach Crumb Coffee Cake

Ginger Peach Moscow Mule

Peaches & Cream Dessert

Frozen Raspberry Peach Bellini

Peach Crumble Tart at Real Housemoms

Here’s the easy recipe for this fantastic jell-o pretzel salad:

Yields 15 slices

Peaches and Cream Pretzel Salad

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a 9x13" pan, add the pretzels, sugar and melted butter. Stir together to coat, and then evenly press into the bottom of the pan. Bake the crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. While crust is baking, empty jell-o into a bowl, and add boiling water. Stir to disolve. Set jell-o aside to cool to room temperature. With a hand or stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy and smooth. Gradually add in the whipping topping and mix until completely combined. Spread mixture evenly over the cooled crust, making sure filling is sealed to the sides of the pan. (This is important, as you don't wait the jell-o liquid to leak to the bottom of the crust making it soggy.) Refrigerate crust and cream cheese mixture for 30 minutes to set. While crust and filling layers are chilling, slice and pit the fresh cherries and add to the cooled jell-o liquid. When the 30 minutes is up, pour the cherries & jell-o over the cream cheese layer, and chill for at least 1-2 hours or until jell-o is completely set. Garnish with whipped cream and additional pretzels, if desired. Slice into squares and enjoy!

2 hr, 30 Prep Time

10 minCook Time

2 hr, 40 Total Time

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Ingredients

    Crust Layer:
  • 2 c. pretzel sticks, roughly crushed
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (8 oz. container) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • Peach Jell-o Layer:
  • 2 (3 oz. pkg.) Peach Jell-o mix
  • 2 c. boiling water
  • 3 c. sliced and peeled, fresh peaches

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a 9x13" pan, add the pretzels, sugar and melted butter. Stir together to coat, and then evenly press into the bottom of the pan. Bake the crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  2. While crust is baking, empty jell-o mix into a bowl, and add boiling water. Stir to dissolve. Set jell-o aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. With a hand or stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy and smooth. Gradually add in the whipping topping and mix until completely combined. Spread mixture evenly over the cooled crust, making sure filling is sealed to the sides of the pan. (This is important, as you don't wait the jell-o liquid to leak to the bottom of the crust making it soggy.) Refrigerate crust and cream cheese mixture for 30 minutes to set.
  4. While crust and filling layers are chilling, slice and peel the fresh peaches.
  5. Once the cream cheese layer is cool, add the peach slices. Pour the room temperature jell-o over the peaches. Chill for at least 1-2 hours or until jell-o is completely set.
  6. Garnish with whipped cream and additional pretzels, if desired. Slice into squares and enjoy!

Notes

If fresh peaches are out of season,feel free to use canned or frozen peaches.

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Pretzel salad sliced on plate with pretzel stick garnish. Topped with whipped cream and a sliced peach.

 

Comments

  1. Oh my heavens...YUM! My aunt makes a strawberry version, but peaches this time of year sounds absolutely delightful!! Thank you for sharing. :)
  2. I love salty sweet - Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link party!
  3. I just pinned your amazing dessert, we will really enjoy this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you will come back and visit us again real soon! Miz Helen

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