Strawberry Bars With Dots Pretzel Crust

12 Bars
30 min

A crowd pleasing and Summer perfect recipe that’s quick and easy using fresh or frozen strawberries and a special pretzel crust.


I decided to share one of my family’s favorite desserts. It’s an especially delicious choice especially during Summer when we can use fresh picked berries.

To start, I sliced the strawberries into similar sized pieces. Then, I placed them in a bowl with sugar to start bringing the juices out.

Dissolve jello in two cups boiling water. Then pour over strawberries.

Then place the strawberries in the fridge for an hour and a half.

Next I mixed the Dot’s pretzel crumbs with melted butter and sugar in a separate bowl.

I poured it into a 9″ x 13 ” pan and pushed it down and into the corners. It felt like it wouldn’t be enough when I started spreading it, but it worked out just right.

While the crust cooled I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to combine the middle layer of cream cheese, whipped cream and sugar.

I spooned the mixture onto the crust when it was cool to my touch.

When the stawberry jello was soft set I pulled it out of the fridge and spooned it on top of the cream cheese layer. Then the whole dessert went into the fridge for 6-8 hours.

This dessert is often called Strawberry Pretzel Salad, but I consider them more a bar. When they come out of the fridge to serve it is easy to slice it into pieces to scoop out.

Strawberry Bars With Dots Pretzel Crust
Recipe details
  • 12  Bars
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 6 oz Stawberry Jello
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Sliced Strawberries
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Melted Butter
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 cups Dots Pretzel
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • Medium pot
  • 13”x9” baking dish
  • mixer
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