This cherry pretzel salad is the perfect addition to Easter brunch. It is sweet and salty and totally delicious. This post is sponsored by CherryMan but the ideas and opinions are my own. I especially love this salad because it is awesome with Gluten Free pretzels which makes it a total win in our house.
I think this salad is great served with a cheesy quiche and crisp bacon. It’s sassy combination of ingredients really makes it the star of the show. The recipe is easy but takes a little time to prep. The best think is that you can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge.
Start by gathering ingredients.
They start cooking.
- 2 Cups Pretzels Crushed Up
- 3/4 C Butter (Melted)
- 4 TBSP Sugar for Crust
- 1 C Sugar for Salad
- 8 oz Cream Cheese
- 8 oz Whipped Cream Topping
- 6 oz Cherry Gelatin
- 2 C Water
- 2 Jars CherryMan Cherries - Chopped Up
- 8 oz Crushed Pineapple
- Mix pretzels, 3.4 C Butter and 4 TBSP Sugar.
- Press into bottom of 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes then allow to completely cool.
- Mix together cream cheese and 1 C sugar then stir in the whipping cream. Spread over the cooled pretzel crust and chill for at least an hour.
- Boil two cups of water and add gelatin to dissolve. Let it cool for a few minutes then add cherries and pineapple. Pour over the salad and put in the refrigerator. Allow salad to chill completely before serving.
The pretzel crust is delicious. There is a trick though. When you spread the middle layer, be sure it goes completely to the edges. Chill is all the way through so the jello layer doesn’t leak through. This keeps it crunchy.
It is so delicious and so cheery cherry in color too. I made this for the blog post while my oldest son was in town with his friends and they devoured it. Of course this was after begging to eat it every second until I got the photographs taken.
Cherries make everything better in my book. We use them as much as we can in all things possible. The cherry whipped cream I made a while back to go on our hot cocoa is perfect for brunch too. You can grab that recipe too. Truth, I even put it on coffee and it was awesome sauce.
Cheers to Easter Brunch with this Sassy Salad,