strawberry pretzel dessert

This has to be one of the easiest desserts to make. Trust me, If I make this anyone can.. lol This is a favorite in our family always around Thanksgiving-Christmas time, shoot I make it year round. One year, friends made this and added Vodka instead of Water (like jello shots) except in the dessert, it was AMAZING! Totally recommend this to anyone who loves strawberries!

strawberry pretzel dessert

2 cups crushed pretzels (about 8 ounces)
3/4 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups whipped topping
1 package (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA® Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
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

In a bowl, combine the pretzels, butter and sugar. Press into an un-greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
For filling, in a small bowl, beat whipped topping, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Spread over pretzel crust. Refrigerate until chilled.
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.

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  1. A must try and pass on thanks for share!!!

  2. Hmmm… i would love to swap out the whipped topping for something a little more “human food grade” but other than that, this sounds delish!

  3. this looks and sounds great -i wished i had some right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I have had this before and it’s delicious! I love the pretzel crust 🙂

  5. I’ve always wanted to try this recipe. It sounds so so good!

  6. Yum!

  7. This is one to try. It looks and sounds great.

  8. missy sellars gray says:

    yum need to try this

  9. Deborah Caudill says:

    I pinned the photo and recipe for the Strawberry Pretzel dessert on Pinterest. It looks delicious. I have made something similar, but instead of pretzels, the recipe called for 3/4 of a cup of chopped pecans mixed with flour and an entire stick of butter. The crust is mixed right in a pie plate and then baked for 20 minutes on 350. You let the pie crust cool. The filling is 8 oz. of cream cheese and 8 oz. of cool whip and 3/4 to a cup of sugar. Then you can add a fruit pie filling on top. It’s sweet, easy and tastes great – just like I’m sure your recipe does. Thanks for sharing!

  10. this looks good i gotta try this

  11. What a sight for sore eyes, and a hungry tummy! I adore pretzels, and what a way to have them. This looks delicious – I want to make this for my next company!

  12. OMG this looks so good! I have to try this!

  13. Ooh delicious! this will make a perfect Valentine’s Day dish. Yum yum!

  14. I need this in my life. Possibly right now. YUM!!

  15. I love strawberry desserts! This one looks yummy!

  16. Williamtew says:

    Thanks-a-mundo for the forum post.Really thank you! Great.

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