Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

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I haven’t had this strawberry pretzel dessert in a while, but every time I make it I’m so glad that I did. The best part, besides how good it taste plus it’s easy to make and so delicious!

strawberry pretzel dessert

It’s a great way to use up some of those strawberries you picked this year.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Crush pretzels. If you have a food processor use that to turn your pretzels into a fine crumb. If not, use a rolling pin and crush the pretzels using that.

As you can see I had to use the rolling pin. It was a good workout for my arms.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Add sugar to your crumbs in a medium mixing bowl and mix completely.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Add melted butter to the crumb/sugar combo. This was a tricky photo to take. Pouring with my left hand while shooting with my right.

Alan usually helps me, but he was sleeping in–I tend to get up bright and early even on the weekends.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Press the crumb mixture into a pan. I only made a 1/2 recipe so I’m using a smaller pan. It’s just Alan & I home this week so I didn’t want to make much. Bake your crust for approx. 7 minutes.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

While the pretzel crust is cooling. Mix up the cream cheese filling.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

After the crust is completely cooled. Spread the cream cheese filling on top.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Dissolve the jello in some hot water.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Add the strawberries. Since I was using fresh strawberries that were chilled, but not frozen, I added an ice cube to make sure the jello would set.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Pour the jello mixture on top of the filling.

Place in fridge and let chill until set. Serve with whipped topping.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert


2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cups melted butter
3 Tablespoons + 3/4 cups of sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces cool whip
2-3oz packages of strawberry jello
2 cups boiling water
20 ounces of frozen strawberries

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

CRUST: Mix crushed pretzels, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and melted butter together. Press into a 9×13 pan and bake for 7 minutes.

FILLING: Beat cream cheese with 3/4 cups of sugar until creamy, fold in cool whip. Spread over cooled crust.

TOPPING: Dissolve jello in 2 cups boiling water, cool slightly, mix in strawberries. Pour over filling.

Refrigerate until set.

Looking for more strawberry recipes? Here you go….

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe


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Classic Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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  1. I have heard of this from a coworker. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Planning to try it this weekend.

  2. That looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. This looks like such a tasty dessert! I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Oh my gosh! Can you believe I’ve never had this. I heard about it though and felt totally deprived that my mama never served this during my childhood! I gotta make this ASAP! Thanks for sharing it!

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