Strawberry Pretzel Bars


Strawberry Pretzel Bars

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Is sweet and salty your thing? Then you're going to love these fresh and fruity strawberry bars with a salty crushed pretzel crust.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 20
Pretzel Crust
2 c.Hy-Vee pretzels, crushed
1 c.Hy-Vee unsalted butter, melted
3 tbsp.Hy-Vee granulated sugar
Cream Cheese Filling
2 c.Hy-Vee original whipped topping, thawed
1(8-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee whipped cream cheese, softened
1 c.Hy-Vee powdered sugar
1 tsp.Hy-Vee vanilla extract
Strawberry Topping
2 tbsp.cold water
1(0.25-oz.) pkg. Knox unflavored gelatine
1 c.boiling water
1(3-oz.) pkg. strawberry flavored Jell-O
3(16-oz. each) pkgs. Hy-Vee frozen whole strawberries, tahwed
Hy-Vee original whipped topping, thawed, for garnish
Fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Things To Grab

  • 9x13-inch baking pan
  • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
  • Medium bowl
  • Wire cooling rack


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray; set aside.

  2. Make Pretzel Crust: In a medium bowl, mix together crushed pretzels, butter, and sugar. Firmly press into prepared pan and bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire cooling rack.

  3. Make Cream Cheese Filling: Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine whipped topping, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined. Spread evenly onto cooled Pretzel Crust. Cover bars and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

  4. Make Strawberry Topping: Meanwhile, place 2 tablespoons cold water in a medium bowl and sprinkle with gelatin packet. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Pour 1 cup boiling water and strawberry Jell-O packet on top of bloomed gelatin; mix until completely dissolved. Arrange strawberries on top of Cream Cheese Filling; pour strawberry gelatin mixture on top.

  5. Cover and refrigerate bars for at least 4 hours or until set. When ready to serve, cut into squares. Garnish with additional whipped topping and fresh mint leaves, if desired. 

Nutrition facts


210 Calories per serving
1 bar

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 125mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Protein: 2g

Daily Values

Iron 6%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 2%

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From the week of May 22, 2019