Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

I remember eating this dessert a long, long time ago before I knew much about cooking. I might even have been a kid at the time. I remember thinking when I ate it that whoever had made it must be the Best Cook Ever.

It combines refreshingly sweet strawberries, cream cheese, and a buttery sweet & salty crust. It is so good & worth the few steps involved in making it. If you take it to a potluck, maybe you will become the Best Cook Ever to someone.

Copied & pasted from allrecipes:


  • 1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries [I used about 4 cups of fresh ones.]


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix together the pretzels, 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and boiling water. Mix in frozen strawberries, and stir until thawed. Pour over cream cheese mixture in pan. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour.


  1. Love this dessert! Salty and sweet-the perfect combo. And it's fruit, so it's totally good for you. ;)

  2. I'm going to make this tomorrow for a family reunion. Thanks for the recipe!