Strawberry Pretzel Squares

Strawberry Pretzel Bars

Strawberry Pretzel Bars

Serves: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes plus 5 hours refrigeration
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: This is one of those potluck desserts that takes me back to my childhood days. My mom use to make desserts like these to take to block parties and potlucks. Original recipe is on


2 cups pretzels, finely crushed
1/4 cup sugar, granulated
2/3 cup butter, light, slightly melted
12 ounces cream cheese, 1/3 less fat, softened
1 cup cool whip, whipped topping, fat free, thawed
1/4 cup sugar, granulated
1 package (6 ounce) jello, dry, strawberry flavored
2 cups water, boiling
1 1/2 cups water, cold
4 cups strawberries, fresh, sliced

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pretzels in a large zip lock bag and crush thoroughly using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Place butter in a microwave safe mixing bowl and microwave for 20 seconds until slightly melted. Add pretzel crumbs and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Combine ingredients, then pour into a 13×9-inch baking dish. Press crumbs evenly over bottom and slightly up edges of dish. Bake for 10 min. Remove from oven and cool for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, beat together cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until blended. Stir in cool whip. Spread mixture over crust. Refrigerate until ready to use. Combine boiling water and jello mix in large bowl;stir for 2 minutes until dissolved. Add cold water and stir. Refrigerate jello for 1-1/2 hours or until thickened but not fully set. Add Slice strawberries to gelatin and stir gently to combine. Carefully spoon mixture over cream cheese layer spreading berries out evenly. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until firm. Slice and serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 170 calories, 7 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 3 g protein, 25 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 290 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 5

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