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These simple strawberry pretzel squares have layer upon layer of deliciousness! A crunchy pretzel crust topped with a sweet cream cheese layer and fresh strawberry topping – they are simple to make and taste amazing!
One of my favorite things to do as a family is to invite friends over for dinner. I love getting to know new people, and having guests over is a great way to expand our social circle. Dinner doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult to make, and we often serve simple meals like chicken tacos or enchiladas. Where I really like to let my cooking shine is with a fantastic dessert, and these strawberry pretzel squares are perfect to serve guests. They’re completely delicious, and everyone loves them!
How to Make Strawberry Pretzel Squares
These strawberry pretzel squares are so easy to make! I like to make them in the morning, then let them chill in the fridge until guests come over in the evening. To make them, you’ll start by baking a delicious salty and sweet pretzel crust, then spread a layer of creamy cheesecake filling over the top. The filling is a mixture of sweetened cream cheese and Cool Whip, and it is to. die. for!
The next layer is a mixture of strawberry gelatin and fresh berries. Gently spoon it over the top of the cheesecake layer, then let the whole thing set up in the fridge until the gelatin is firm. It’s so simple and so delicious!
When you’re ready to serve, cut the dessert into squares and serve immediately. These strawberry pretzel squares are the perfect combination of crispy and creamy, and salty and sweet. Every time I serve them, they disappear almost as soon as I bring them out. They’re just that good!
Of course, one of the less fun aspects of having friends over for dinner is all of the dishes to wash afterwards. It’s definitely a small price to pay for a fun evening, but sometimes those dishes can be a real chore. These strawberry pretzel squares, in particular, tend to make a huge mess of my favorite baking dish!
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The DishFish sponges easily clean stuck on food, without scratching or damaging the surfaces they’re cleaning. They made short work of my stuck-on strawberry pretzel mess!
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For entertaining friends or serving at holiday dinners, DishFish sponges and these strawberry pretzel squares are a must!
Strawberry Pretzel Squares
for the crust:
- 2 cups finely crushed pretzels
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup butter, melted
for the filling:
- 1 1/2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup cool whip, thawed
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 6 ounce package JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Mix the pretzel crumbs, sugar and butter; press into bottom of a 9 x 13 pan in an even layer. Bake 10 minutes, then let cool completely.
- To make the filling, in a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and milk until blended. Stir in the Cool Whip; spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate.
- Add the boiling water to the gelatin mix in a large bowl. Stir 2 minutes, until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in the cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until thickened.
- Stir the berries into the gelatin, then spoon it over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.