Pretzel Cream Cheese Strawberry Dessert
It’s fruit and cream cheese and crunch all in one bite! The first time I had Pretzel Cream Cheese Strawberry Dessert was at a church potluck.
They were in bar form and not in pretty parfait dishes but my heart- and stomach was won over in an instant. It was so scrumptious that I could hardly believe that it contained actual pretzels.
It’s kind of like adding salt to watermelon. Salty and sweet go together beautifully!
I asked for the recipe immediately.
With this twist on the well known favorite strawberry Pretzel dessert, fresh strawberries take center stage. It’s the perfect dessert for summer since fruit and cream goes beautifully with the berries.
It’s not a heavy dessert- but very light. It’s also a treat for the taste buds due to the juxtaposed textures of crunchy pretzels and the sweet and smooth cream cheese filling layer.
Fresh Strawberry Pretzel Dessert- Information about Ingredients
Strawberry Pretzel Cream Cheese Recipe-Preparing the Strawberries
The first step in preparing this yummy Strawberry pretzel cream cheese recipe is to prepare the strawberries.
Simply slice them up into pieces and sprinkle them with sugar. Set aside.
Easy Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe- Preparing the Crust
Preparing the crust for this easy strawberry pretzel dessert is easy. If you’ve got a food processor all you have to do is add the pretzels, butter and sugar and pulse till the crumbs are moist. If you don’t have a food processor, all you have to do is put your pretzels in a ziploc bag and crumble them with a mallet on a wooden cutting board.
Set aside for later assembly.
Best Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe- Prepare the Cream Cheese Mixture
Now, let’s make the filling for the best strawberry pretzel dessert recipe!
Combing the cream cheese, sugar, whipped topping and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat till very smooth. You want to mix the cream cheese mixture until it’s nice and smooth. Set aside.
Strawberry Pretzel Cream Cheese Dessert- The Assembly
Now for the good part! Let’s get this Strawberry Pretzel Cream Cheese Dessert assembled!
Layer your crust on the bottom of your parfait cup. You can tamp it down so it resembles a crust or you can leave it loose to mix with the cream cheese mixture. Your choice. Layer the crust, cream cheese and strawberries and top with the cream cheese mixture.
If you really want to gild the lily, top with some freshly whipped whip cream (not shown but it should be- lol!)
Enjoy this twist on the Old Fashioned Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
I hope you enjoy this twist on the old fashioned strawberry pretzel dessert! The individual servings make it extra special and it’s perfect for any church buffet or ladies fellowship!
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Fresh Strawberries, Crunch and Cream Cheese! Are you ready to make this Pretzel Cream Cheese Strawberry Dessert for your family , church function or summer event?
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- 4 cups sliced strawberries
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 4 cups pretzels
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 8 oz softened cream cheese
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 8 oz. whipped topping
Slice strawberries and add 1 Tbsp. sugar. Set aside
Place pretzels in food processor and blend until your pretzels turn into crumbs. Add butter and 1 Tbsp sugar. Mix till combined. Set aside.
Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla in bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Fold in whipped topping by hand. Set aside.
To each parfait glass add 2 Tbsp of pretzel crumbs, pressing down to form a crust. Add a layer of cream cheese filling and a layer of berries. Repeat if desired.
Divide ingredients for the amount of cups ending with a dollop of cream cheese filling.
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I hope you enjoy this fresh strawberry pretzel dessert with cream cheese!