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, thawed
    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