Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
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If you can't choose between sweet and salty treats - then this Strawberry Pretzel Dessert is for you! A pretzel-pecan crust, topped with a sweet cream cheese layer, and finished off with a strawberry topping: this is one dessert that has something for everyone!
Serves: 15
For the crust:
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • ⅓ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
For the cream cheese layer:
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 8-ounce container Cool-Whip, thawed
For the strawberry layer:
  • 1 6-ounce box strawberry Jell-O
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 10-ounce boxes frozen strawberries, thawed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Mix crushed pretzels, pecans, ½ cup sugar and melted butter together. Press mixture down very lightly into the greased cake pan. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
For the cream cheese layer:
  1. Combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and Cool Whip and mix to combine. Spread on top of the cooled crust. Chill while you prepare the strawberry layer.
For the strawberry layer:
  1. Dissolve Jell-O in 2 cups boiling water. Add strawberries. When the mixture is 75 percent congealed, spread on top of the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving.
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at