Strawberry Pretzel Jello

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

My mom has been making this Jello for years. And I assure you it’s an excellent dessert despite the fact that it’s lacking chocolate. Chocolate is my all time favorite ingredient. In my opinion, sweets aren’t even worth indulging in unless they’re uber chocolatey. But what it lacks in chocolate it makes up for with cream cheese.

Because the crust consists of crushed pretzels, sugar and butter it’s a perfect balance of sweet and salty. One of the best things about this recipe is that you can use frozen strawberries and you’d have no idea they’re not fresh. That way it’s great and inexpensive year round.

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Here's what you'll need

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Crush 2 cups pretzels

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Add melted butter and sugar to pretzel crumbs

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Press mixture into a 9x13 baking dish

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Bake for 8-10 minutes. We forgot the sugar and are sprinkling it on now!

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, sugar and Cool Whip

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

This looks ready to come out of the oven

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Add cream cheese mixture to a cooled crust

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Spread an even layer

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Slice a bag of frozen strawberries. Or make life easier and buy pre-sliced

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Add 2 Jello packets to boiling water

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Stir until dissolved completely

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Add sliced strawberries then pop in the fridge

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Take the thickened Jello out of the fridge and pour on top of the cream cheese layer

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Spread and refrigerate

Strawberry Pretzel Jello recipe pictures

Cut into squares and revel in the deliciousness

 

Comments

  1. Susan says

    Our families version of this uses cherry pie filling (or whatever flavor of pie filling you like) instead of the fruit and jello layer.

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