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Strawberry Pretzel Jell-O

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This Strawberry Pretzel Jell-O is a quick and easy summer dessert idea. Made with fresh strawberries nestled in Jell-O on top of a whipped cream layer and crunchy pretzel crust.
This Strawberry Pretzel Jell-O is a quick and easy summer dessert idea. Made with fresh strawberries nestled in Jell-O on top of a whipped cream layer and crunchy pretzel crust.
Last night my family got together to celebrate my ::baby:: brother. He was accepted into Michigan State University and will be moving to East Lansing in a couple weeks. We’re all very excited for him and proud of him but we’ll also miss him. It’s only about an hour drive but still, an hour is much further than the 8 minutes he lives from me now.

This Strawberry Pretzel Jell-O is a quick and easy summer dessert idea. Made with fresh strawberries nestled in Jell-O on top of a whipped cream layer and crunchy pretzel crust.

Strawberry Pretzel Jell-O

My contribution to the dinner was this easy dessert, by his request. Personally, I have texture issues with Jell-O. I like the flavor, but sometimes it gags me. Haha no good when you’re trying to enjoy a dessert (or a shot…).
This Strawberry Pretzel Jell-O is a quick and easy summer dessert idea. Made with fresh strawberries nestled in Jell-O on top of a whipped cream layer and crunchy pretzel crust.
This recipe comes together really easily and is nearly no-bake. Plus, it’s pretty and serves a lot, so it’d be great to bring to a party.

For another great strawberry dessert recipe, be sure to try my Strawberry Shortcake Cake or Strawberry Brownie Delight.

For more great recipe ideas, be sure to follow me on Pinterest.

Strawberry Pretzel Jell-O

Melissa Williams
Fresh strawberries nestled in Jell-O on top of a cream layer and pretzel crust.
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Ingredients
  

  • 6 oz package of strawberry Jell-o
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups pretzels crushed (I used sticks)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese I used low fat
  • 8 oz package of Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 – 3/4 lb fresh strawberries sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, add the packet of jell-o with 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until dissolved then set aside to cool to room temp.
  • In a large ziploc bag, crush the pretzels using a rolling pin.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the stick of butter then add the 1/4 cup sugar. Stir to combine. Pour the crushed pretzels into the saucepan and mix together.
  • Press the pretzel mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to come to room temp.
  • While the pretzel crust is cooling, add the cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar to a large bowl. Using a mixer, mix on low until fully combined.
  • Stir in the Cool Whip with a spatula.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled pretzel crust going all the way to the edges to create a seal. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • While that portion is cooling, slice up your strawberries. I sliced up a full pound but only used about 3/4 pound.
  • Once cooled, evenly arrange the sliced strawberries on top of the cream cheese layer.
  • Pour the Jell-o over the strawberries and refrigerate until it is set.
  • Slice & enjoy!

Notes

Adapted from Natasha's Kitchen

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  1. Amy says

    Can you make this ahead and freeze/thaw or does that effect the jello??

    • Melissa Williams says

      I wouldn’t recommend it – it’ll affect the texture.

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