Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Jars
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling
- 2 cups crushed pretzels (about 8 ounces)
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups whipped topping
- 1 package (8 ounces) 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
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine pretzels, butter and sugar; spread onto a baking sheet. Bake until crisp and lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack; break into small pieces.
- For filling, in a small bowl, beat whipped topping, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled.
- For topping, in a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in sweetened strawberries; chill until partially set, about 1 hour. Carefully layer pretzel mixture, filling and topping into 4-oz. glass jars. Chill until firm, at least 2 hours. If desired, serve with additional whipped topping and pretzels.
Nutrition Facts1 jar: 172 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Jun 30, 2020
I made this for a family bbq and it is incredible! It’s also a really flexible recipe: instead of sweetened frozen strawberries I used fresh, sliced strawberries that I sprinkled liberally with sugar, and I used powdered sugar instead of regular sugar in the cream cheese mixture (I didn’t measure - just added it to taste). I also followed a previous poster’s advice and layered this in a 9x13 baking dish to save myself the busywork and dishes. It was a huge hit with kids and adults alike! Now I know what I’ll be bringing to future potlucks. Thanks for the great recipe!
Jun 26, 2020
In place of the pretzel crust I have used graham cracker crumbs or Oreo crumb mixture. Kelly; in the directions it's mentioned that 4 oz jars where used. Easier to layer the filling by using the wide mouth jars. I like doing the individual 4 oz. jars. I have also switched out the pkgs, of frozen berries for the canned pie filling. I haven't done so, but I'm sure you could also layer this in a nice glass bowl or glass cake pan if you wanted. to. For a bit of extra flavor, I have added almond extract to the whipped topping / cream cheese mixture.
Jun 5, 2020
May 18, 2020
Tried the recipe as printed, then did a change to raspberries and french vanilla pudding. We liked that better.