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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

A Boxx Family Favorite...
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 35 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12
Calories 244 kcal


  • 2 Cups Crushed Pretzels
  • 3/4 Cup Butter ( melted)
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar

Creamy Filling

  • 8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 8 Oz Cool Whip

Strawberry Topping

  • 6 Oz Jello-O
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • 4 Cups Sliced Strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine crushed pretzels, sugar and butter in a bowl and press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake 10 minutes and cool completely.
  • In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar with a mixer on medium until fluffy. Gently fold in Cool Whip. Spread mixture evenly over the cooled crust and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine Jell-O and boiling water until jello is dissolved. Allow mixture to sit at room temperature until completely cooled.
  • Place sliced strawberries over the cream cheese mixture. Pour cooled Jell-O overtop.
  • Refrigerate until firmly set at least 4-6 hours or overnight.


  • Allow each layer to cool/chill before adding the next layer.
  • Spread the cream cheese layer all the way to the edge to prevent the pretzel crust from becoming soggy.
  • Allow the Jell-O to cool to room temperature before pouring on the fresh strawberries so the heat doesn’t wilt them.
  • Use whipped topping, not fresh whipped cream. The whipped topping is a more stable ingredient that sets more firmly.