Strawberry Pretzel Squares

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20 servings, 1 square (116 g) each

Try a unique crushed-pretzel crust for this chilled dessert classic-it provides a great salty contrast to the sweet strawberry topping.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix pretzel crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and margarine; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Bake 10 min.; cool.
  • Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and milk in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Stir in Cool Whip; spread over crust. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Add boiling water to jelly powders in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until thickened. Stir in strawberries; spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.


Substitute 1 pkg. (600 g) frozen whole strawberries for the fresh strawberries; stir into dissolved jelly along with the cold water. Refrigerate 10 to 15 min. or until thickened; spoon over cream cheese layer. Continue as directed.


Prepare using Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread, Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping and Jell-O No Sugar Added Strawberry Jelly Powder.

Size Wise

Dessert can be part of a healthful diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.


  • 20 servings, 1 square (116 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings, 1 square (116 g) each
Calories 210
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 35 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • |

    I used graham wafers for the crust. The cream cheese filling with the cool whip makes it delicious. Very good refreshing dessert.

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  • lyndajane |

    I had to modify this as my cousin has a strawberry allergy but has a passion for cherries. I substituted part of a recipe for cherry cola salad for the topping, which uses pie filling, water, cherry Jell-o, and cola. For the crust I increased the butter for structural reasons and eliminated the sugar and the baking step, because I felt there would be plenty of sugar in the other two layers. It was a hit! Other than the crust modification I would not hesitate to follow this to the letter. The salt in the pretzel bottom compliments the sweetness in the other two layers beautifully. Another "WIN" for Kraft!