Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Jars

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling


32 servings

Updated: Nov. 09, 2023
Need to bring a dish to pass this weekend? These make-ahead dessert jars will disappear quickly at any potluck. —Aldene Belch, Flint, Michigan
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  • 2 cups crushed pretzels (about 8 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine pretzels, butter and sugar; spread onto a baking sheet. Bake until crisp and lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack; break into small pieces.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat whipped topping, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. For topping, in a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in sweetened strawberries; chill until partially set, about 1 hour. Carefully layer pretzel mixture, filling and topping into 4-oz. glass jars. Chill until firm, at least 2 hours. If desired, serve with additional whipped topping and pretzels.

Nutrition Facts

1 jar: 172 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.