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Contest-Winning Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

Contest-Winning Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

I love the sweet-salty flavor of this pretty layered dessert. Sliced strawberries and gelatin top a smooth cream cheese filling and crispy pretzel crust. I think it's best when eaten within a day of being made. -Wendy Weaver Leetonia, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/3 cup crushed pretzels
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons strawberry gelatin powder
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine pretzels and butter. Press onto the bottom of two 10-oz. greased custard cups. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon over crust. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Fold in strawberries. Carefully spoon over filling. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 516 calories, 27 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 458 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.