Strawberries are my favorite fruit and this dessert is from my late mom’s cookbook, which makes this strawberry pretzel dessert recipe one of my favorites! The strawberries are sweet and combine with Cool Whip and cream cheese to make a completely delish dessert!
Plus, this dessert is easy and prepped within 15 minutes so perfect for those last-minute entertaining and social events that pop up. Strawberries take on a whole new meaning in this super easy strawberry pretzel dessert recipe that the whole family is sure to love!
It is fun to get creative in the kitchen. You can take a can of strawberry pie filling and a bag of pretzels and turn them into something amazing. You could think of this dessert as a quick and easy strawberry pie or a pretzel dessert with strawberry toppings.
The taste will speak for itself, no matter how you think about it.
The crust is one of my favorite parts of this strawberry pretzel dessert. It combines sweet and salty in the perfect way and in every bite. The flavor is amazing but what is even more impressive is how easy this recipe is to make.
All you really need to do is crush some pretzels, add some wet ingredients, stir, layer, and you’re done. That’s all it will take and that means you’re just minutes away from an impressively easy dessert. There is a trick to the crust though.
The thickness of the crust will be determined by how much of the pretzel mixture. Be sure to take that part slowly so you end up happy with the thickness of the crust. You could use any remaining pretzel mixture as a topping when everything is said and done.
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe Ingredients
Pretzels are mandatory for this recipe; they will serve as a base for the rest of the ingredients. In fact, the pretzels will be the crust. There are two methods you could use for the strawberries. The strawberries are very important to this recipe, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be complicated.
You could go with fresh strawberries as they will provide fresh flavor to the dish. But it is easier and just as tasty to go with the strawberry pie filling that comes in a can. Yes, canned strawberry pie filling will get the job done. And yes, it is possible to get great flavor from them as well.
The butter and cream cheese will help with the molding process and add some flavor. On the other hand, the sugar, powdered sugar, and Cool Whip will add even more flavor and make this treat even harder to pass up.
Mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar together and then add the Cool Whip to the mixture. Spread this over the crust.
Then spread the pie filling over the top of this mixture and gently ensure the entire surface is covered evenly.
Add the remaining pretzel crumbs over the top and place in the freezer. Take out one hour before serving.
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
- 3 cups small pretzels
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 container Cool Whip large
- 2 cans strawberry pie filling
- Crush the pretzels into small pieces (not into a fine dust) and mix with the melted butter and sugar. I prefer a thick crust so spread the entire mixture on the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
- Mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar together and then add the Cool Whip to the mixture. Spread this over the crust.
- Then spread the pie filling over the top of this mixture and gently ensure the entire surface is covered evenly.
- Add the remaining pretzel crumbs over the top and place in the freezer. Take out one hour before serving.
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