Monday, April 27, 2009

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

A blog reader suggested this as I was searching for low fat desserts. I thought it sounded so good so I made it (only the only thing low fat I put in this was the jello. ha!) I topped it with cool whip and I thought it was SO good. I've eaten too much of it already!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, plus 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry gelatin dessert mix
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries
  • Whipped topping or whipped cream, to garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

For the crust, mix the pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Press this mixture into a 9 by 13-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar. Fold in the whipped topping, and spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until well chilled.

In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and allow to cool slightly. Add the strawberries and pour over the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until serving time.

To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of whipped topping.

34 comments:

mccoy5 said...

now that looks YUMMY! Making a list to take to the store tonight! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have missed your posts! This looks delish! Thanks for the kitchen tidbits and inspiration, Kelly.

Shannon in PA

Steph said...

I have made this using peach jello and fresh peaches and it was fabulous, I bet the strawberry is just as good!!

Vicki said...

That is one of my favorite desserts, but haven't made it lately. Thanks for the reminder!

Paige said...

Mmm.. I am not a big fan of congealed desserts, but this dessert is yummy!

Blessings to you and Harper! ... Scott and Dawson too!

Jess :) said...

One of my absolute favorites!! Okay, I have a lot of those, but still....LOVE IT!! :)

Hugs to you ALL!

The B's said...

This is one of my husbands favorite desserts. We usually use the 1/3 less fat cream cheese in ours. :)

The B's said...

Oh...another low fat recipe is to take a yellow cake mix and put a can of diet sprie or diet 7up in. That is it...mix it up and bake it like the box directs (no egg, oil or anything). Let it cool then top with fat free cool whip and fresh fruit! YUMMY! It makes a gooey cake...I love it. I keep the cake on the counter and just put the cool whip on what is going to be eaten at that time. That is how I do "strawberry short cake" now. Very low in fat and it is a good diabetic recipe too. :)

Alissa said...

This recipe has been in my family for over 30 years. It has been passed down for generations and I just love it. We always have it on thanksgiving and Christmas. We make it a little different, but you got the main ingredients. Love the new recipe posts. Cant wait for more.

Anonymous said...

I do not blog but I really miss your Kelly's Korner Blog. I look forward to reading this on a daily basis. You are such an inspiration and just as cute as you can be.
Hope to see you back soon.
Laura

On the Eastern Journey said...

I love this recipe! We made it once in China (because it takes a lot of ingredients that we can't get in our city: pretzles, cream cheese, jell-o, etc.) Anyway, when we finally had all the ingredients it was January so we set it outside to chill. Yum!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I love this recipe! :)

Anonymous said...

I was on a person's food blog and she was using your recipes from this blog AND your pictures without giving any credit to you.

I was irritated and wanted to let you know. I can't remember the blog - I will find it and let you know...

Kate said...
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Anonymous said...

Here is the blog - I noticed the poppyseed chix and swiss chicken recipes - I just didn't think it was right that she used your pics and didn't give you credit?!?

http://makelifedelicious.com/

Sarah said...

Glad you liked this!! I was the blog reader to share the recipe : ) It's a family favorite in our house. Blessings to you and your family!

number17cherrytreelane said...

MAKING THIS!

Courtney Rogers said...

Hey Kelly! Will you post the recipe that you posted on your "personal" blog that a friend had brought over when you came home with Harper. All I remember is it had shrimp, dirty rice and cheese. Thanks girl!

Ashley said...

YUMMO- I can't wait to eat this!!!

carolinagirl said...

This is a great summer dessert to take to a Memorial Day picnic or a 4th of July celebration. I can't wait to make it this summer.

Elizabeth said...

Love this recipe...except in my family, we eat it as a salad, not a dessert! Traditional for Thanksgiving at our house!

Valerie said...

Hmmm sounds yummy. Definitely going to try it!

The Design Girl said...

Such great recipes. I can't find your email address. Can you email me if you get a chance? Would really appreciate it.

thedesigngirl@gmail.com

Macy and Lucy said...

Another one of my favorites!! This is my go-to recipe for anytime I have having people over for dinner and potlucks!!

Man, are we alike or what??!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, this looks soo yummy! I'm def. going to have to try this one out! Thanks for the great recipes

Kristin Kneupper said...

I made this for Memorial Day and it was a huge hit! I decorated the top with blueberries and strawberries to form a flag. Thanks for posting!!!

Kristin Kneupper said...

Oh and I used Splendablend instead of sugar and reduced fat cream cheese and it was still delish!!!

Tonya said...

Hi Kelly! I have been reading your blog(s) since Harper was born. Some of the girls from our Church (First Baptist Broken Arrow) went to see you when Harper was here in the NICU. I love reading your blog. It is very encouraging. I can relate to it in SO MANY ways! I am thinking about making this dessert for my in-laws this weekend. Would you suggest making it a day in advance, or does it matter? Thanks!

fikri said...

wew i like that recipe, but i add cream, and the taste more delicious, i will try other experiment again for your recipe.. thanks

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hannah! said...

i had this once and it was SO GOOD

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Amy said...

HA! Where I live we call that Strawberry Pretzel SALAD and we eat it with the meal! :D