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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe - Crunchy pretzel crust topped with a layer of sweet cream cheese with nuts and a delicious strawberry jello topping.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Crunchy pretzel crust topped with a layer of sweet cream cheese with nuts and a delicious strawberry jello topping.
Servings : 16 Servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 6 hrs 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

PRETZEL CRUST
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute or granulated sugar
CREAM CHEESE FILLING
  • 1-1/2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar substitute or granulated sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
STRAWBERRY TOPPING:
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) sugar free strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
  • whipped topping and pretzels for garnish, optional

Instructions
 

PRETZEL CRUST
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine pretzels, butter and sugar.
  • Press prepared pretzels into an ungreased 9x13-inch baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
CREAM CHEESE FILLING
  • In your mixer's bowl combine whipping cream, vanilla, and 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar; beat until cream reaches stiff peaks. Set aside.
  • Beat the cream cheese and remaining sugar together until smooth and creamy.
  • Fold in the prepared whipped topping.
  • Spread cream cheese filling over pretzel crust all the way to the edges; add walnuts on top and refrigerate until chilled.
STRAWBERRY TOPPING
  • In a large bowl, add boiling water and gelatin; stir in strawberries and chill in the fridge until partially set.
  • Spoon the strawberry mixture over the cream cheese filling.
  • Chill 6 hours to overnight, or until firm.
  • Cut into squares and garnish with whipped topping and pretzels.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 11

Nutrition

Serving: 1 square | Calories: 271 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Cholesterol: 41 mg | Sodium: 225 mg | Potassium: 114 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 14 g | Vitamin A: 480 IU | Vitamin C: 16.7 mg | Calcium: 34 mg | Iron: 0.9 mg | Net Carbs: 34 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy strawberry dessert idea, jello dessert recipe, strawberry dessert, strawberry pretzels salad