Strawberry Delight Recipe

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The first time I had this dessert I was a sophomore in college. My roommate’s sister made it and invited us over to her house to eat some. Thank goodness she did because I love it!!! This recipe is unique to other recipes I’ve seen because it calls for Dream Whip and Strawberry Danish Dessert, instead of just cool whip and jell-o. I think it makes a huge difference! Try it and let me know what you think.

Strawberry Delight aka Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dessert recipe is goes beyond using cool whip and jell-o. It's better tasting and just as easy to make.

Strawberry Delight or Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Delight Recipe


  • Crust:
  • 2 cups chopped pretzels
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • Filling:
  • 1 package Dream Whip {make according to package instructions}
  • OR USE 8-oz. Whipped Topping
  • 1-8oz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Topping:
  • 1-4.75oz Strawberry Danish Dessert {near jell-o}
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
  • Instructions


  1. Combine chopped pretzels and melted butter and bake at 350 for 5 minutes in a small glass dish. Set aside to cool
  2. Make Dream Whip according to package instructions. Beat together cream cheese and sugar. Fold whip and cream cheese mixture together, spread over the cooled crust
  3. Make Danish Dessert according to the pie filling instructions, allow to cool slightly then add the strawberries
  4. Pour over cream cheese mixture
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Strawberry Delight aka Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dessert recipe is goes beyond using cool whip and jell-o. It's better tasting and just as easy to make.
Strawberry Delight aka Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dessert recipe is goes beyond using cool whip and jell-o. It's better tasting and just as easy to make.



  1. July 29, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    This looks amazing! So glad you linked up with the FrugalMommas team 🙂

  2. July 27, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Sounds really good! 😀
    Thanks –

  3. July 19, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing this post at the Pin Me Linky Party at Diana Rambles. This post is going to be featured Friday as part of a strawberry recipe collection. It’s also been yummed, pinned and tweeted. Have a great week! ~Diana

  4. June 16, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I have had this before at potlucks and it’s sooo good! I’ve yet to make it though, and now I’m inspired! Thanks for joining us again at Throwback Thursday!!


  5. June 10, 2016 / 10:58 am

    Thanks for this post I have been looking for it, we had someone bring it to our potluck and it was great!

  6. June 8, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Mmmm – salty sweet – I love it!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  7. June 7, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Would I have to share with anyone or could I eat it all myself. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.

  8. Karin
    June 6, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    I can’t find Danish Dessert at my grocery store, so I googled what to substitute. I’m sure it’s not the same, but the blogger said she used this many times when Danish Dessert was unavailable, with good results. This is what I found:


    1 cup sugar
    4 Tbs cornstarch
    1 pkg UNsweetened Kool-Aid
    (strawberry OR raspberry flavor, of course!)
    2 cups cold water
    fruit of your choice

    Blend cornstarch, sugar, and Kool-Aid powder with a wire wisk in a saucepan (or microwave-safe pyrex glass measure). Bring to a boil, stirring until thickened. Let cool (covered with plastic wrap or a lid to prevent a skin from forming). Add fruit just before serving.

    Sugar can be added (or reduced) to your personal preference. If you want a deeper red color, add a few drops of red food coloring.

  9. June 6, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    My mom used to make something like this all the time and my kids loved it! I’ll have to treat them and make this for them. I never heard of Strawberry Danish Dessert either, in the South we just used Jello 🙂 but I’ll have to see if I can find it and try it with that. Sounds yummy. Found you through #bloggersgetsocial.

  10. April 9, 2016 / 11:32 am

    I haven’t made this in a few years, but I always used Jello for the topping. This is a very yummy dish, and it’s always one of the first dishes to get eaten at a party. I need to make this again soon!

    • Karin
      April 9, 2016 / 11:54 am

      Thanks Cari. This really looks good!

    • Hilary
      April 9, 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Oh thank you for responding Cari!
      Yes, we love love this recipe. I need to make it again soon! I try to keep a couple spare boxes of Strawberry Danish Dessert so I can make it whenever.!. I’ll have to try it with Jell-o.

  11. Karin
    April 7, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Can you substitute strawberry jello for the strawberry danish dessert? I’ve never seen it at my grocery store.

    • Hilary
      April 9, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      I’m sure you could, it would probably just have a little different flavor. I had a hard time finding it too, I left a link in the post so it’s easy to see what it looks like. Maybe ask someone at the grocery store too if they know where it is. It’s by the jell-o at my store.

  12. Dawn Fischer
    January 19, 2016 / 12:04 am

    Please tell me where to find this strawberry danish dessert..Ty

  13. Dawn Fischer
    January 19, 2016 / 12:00 am

    What is the strawberry danish dessert? Is that here in Canada or US? I have never seen it..please let me know..Ty

    • Hilary
      January 19, 2016 / 12:42 am

      Really great question Dawn, I’ve added a link in the post, but here it is for you:
      I’m not sure if it is in Canada or not. But this picture should give you an idea of what to look for at the grocery store. Let me know what you think when you try it. xoxo!

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