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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe
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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

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A salty pretzel crust nicely contrasts cream cheese and gelatin layers.—Aldene Belch, Flint, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed pretzels (about 8 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • Additional whipped topping, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 295 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 305 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the pretzels, butter and sugar. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat whipped topping, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Spread over pretzel crust. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. For topping, dissolve gelatin in boiling water in a large bowl. Stir in strawberries with syrup; chill until partially set. Carefully spoon over filling. Chill for 4-6 hours or until firm. Cut into squares; serve with whipped topping if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Pretzel Dessert in Reminisce Extra June 1994, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 295 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 305 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"My husband raved about this dessert! Easy and delicious; going to make it again very soon!"

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Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"love it, been looking for this one for a long time. Tasted it several years ago at a gathering, but didn't know what it was called. Thanks for posting it!"

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"The sweetness of the cream cheese mixture and strawberries is a nice contrast to the saltiness and crunch of the pretzels. I've made this recipe as a side dish, snack, and dessert!"

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"This is a great recipe, been making it for years. I switch off by using raspberries in place of the strawberries. Equally as good either way. Of course change the jello to raspberry as well."

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"Really love the taste! I used sugar free jello, Stevia as sugar substitute, fresh sliced strawberries, and low fat dairy. My only complaint was that the pretzel crust was so crumbly. I did put pretzels in the blender. Any suggestions how to get a more compact crust that sticks together?"

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