Paula Deen offers a recipe for strawberry pretzel salad made with Jell-O on FoodNetwork.com. This recipe is a five-star recipe and makes about 10 servings. It takes about 45 minutes to make.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and make the crust by mixing 2 cups of crushed pretzels, 3/4 cup of melted butter and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Before baking for seven minutes, press the mixture into a 9-by-13-inch pan. Set this aside, and allow it to cool.
In a large bowl, mix an 8-ounce package of cream cheese with 3/4 cup of sugar. Fold in 1 8-ounce tub of whipped topping, and spread this over the crust. Refrigerate this until chilled. In a small bowl, dissolve two 3-ounce packages of strawberry Jell-O in 2 cups of boiling water. Allow it to slightly cool, and then add two 10-ounce packages of frozen strawberries and an 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple. Pour this over the cream cheese mixture, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve the strawberry pretzel salad, cut it into slices and top it with whipped topping. Some substitutions suggested by reviewers include using frozen cherries and cherry Jell-O instead of strawberry or frozen berries and berry Jell-O.