A crowd pleasing and Summer perfect recipe that’s quick and easy using fresh or frozen strawberries and a special pretzel crust.
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I’m so excited for this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy of County Road 407. Each month Cindy chooses a photo from Pinterest and all the bloggers participating style a space or vignette in their own way inspired by the photo. It’s so fun to see how everyone’s posts come out.
This month, Cindy tried something new and challenged us to make a recipe inspired by this inspiration photo. She sent us a beautiful colander full of strawberries.
If you are coming over from my friend Paula’s Sweet Pea home, welcome over to our cabin in Wisconsin. Didn’t Paula’s recipe look delicious?
I decided to share one of my family’s favorite desserts. It’s an especially delicious choice especially during Summer when we can use fresh picked berries.
To start, I sliced the strawberries into similar sized pieces. Then, I placed them in a bowl with sugar to start bringing the juices out.
Dissolve jello in two cups boiling water. Then pour over strawberries.
Then place the strawberries in the fridge for an hour and a half.
Next I mixed the Dot’s pretzel crumbs with melted butter and sugar in a separate bowl. I poured it into a 9″ x 13 ” pan and pushed it down and into the corners. It felt like it wouldn’t be enough when I started spreading it, but it worked out just right.
Then I baked it in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. After pulling it out I set it aside to cool.
While the crust cooled I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to combine the middle layer of cream cheese, whipped cream and sugar.
I spooned the mixture onto the crust when it was cool to my touch.
When the stawberry jello was soft set I pulled it out of the fridge and spooned it on top of the cream cheese layer.
Then the whole dessert went into the fridge for 6-8 hours.
This dessert is often called Strawberry Pretzel Salad, but I consider them more a bar. When they come out of the fridge to serve it is easy to slice it into pieces to scoop out.
Next up is my friend of My Wee Abode. You’ll love her recipe! I always find inspiration from her blog!
Other Recipes to Enjoy
Fun Strawberry Decor
Strawberry Pretzel Bars
- 6 oz Stawberry Jello
- 2 cups Water
- 2 cups Sliced Strawberries
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- 3/4 cup Melted Butter
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- 2 cups Dots Pretzel
- 1 cup Sugar
- 8 oz Cream Cheese
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- Medium pot
- 13”x9” baking dish
Prepare the Strawberry Topping:
For the Crust-
The Cream Filling-
For the Pretzel Layer-
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