Strawberry Pretzel Bars

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Strawberry Pretzel Bars

That time of the week again!  Time to share with you another sweet treat in the Spring Dessert Series I do with Dana.

This week I decided to share with you these yummy Strawberry Pretzel Bars.  This was my first time making these but I have seen them all over the internet and in magazines so I decided I had to give it a try.

I am a huge fan of jello, I swear I could live off of it alone so I was excited that this dessert used jello.

The first layer is a lightly salted pretzel crust.

Pretzel Crust

Followed by a creamy layer of cool whip and cream cheese.Creamy Layer

 Strawberry jello is mixed with fresh strawberries which makes the whole dessert a creamy, fruity masterpiece with just a hint of salt to cut through all the sweetness.Strawberry

I tested the bars out at a BBQ we had Saturday night and they were a hit, everybody loved them and we had no leftovers!!  They were such a hit I am making them to take to Easter dinner at my grandparents this Sunday.Strawberry Pretzel Bars

I really can’t wait to experiment with different flavor jello and fruit, I think I see a cherry one in my future!

So if you are looking for an easy dessert that is sure to please everyone give these Strawberry Pretzel Bars a try!

Strawberry Pretzel Bars

Strawberry Pretzel Bars


  • 2 cups finely crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1-1/2 pkg., 8 oz. each Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 cup thawed Whipped Topping
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg., 6 oz. JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced


  1. HEAT oven to 350°F.
  2. MIX pretzel crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Bake 10 min. Cool.
  3. BEAT cream cheese, remaining sugar and milk with mixer until blended. Stir in COOL WHIP; spread over crust. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until thickened. Stir in berries; spoon over cream cheese layer.
  5. REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm.

Don’t forget to head over to Dana’s and check out her No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Bites. Yum!


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  1. Dear Parrish, These strawberry bars look wonderful. I look forward to trying these! a perfect spring treat. just stopping by from two cup Tuesday. blessings, Catherine

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