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Two Strawberry pretzel salad squares on a wooden cutting board

Skinny Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dessert Recipe

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  • Author: Susan
  • Total Time: 28 Minutes
  • Yield: 16 Slices 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Have you ever craved a dessert that perfectly balances sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy? Look no further than our Skinny Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe


Units Scale
  • Topping Ingredients: 2 (0.6g) Packages of Sugar Free Strawberry Jell-O Mix
  • 4 cups of Boiling Water
  • 2 cups of Fresh Sliced Strawberries
  • Crust Ingredients: 2 1/2 Cups of Crushed Pretzels
  • 3 Tablespoons of Truvia or Sugar ( or your granular sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 cup of Melted Butter
  • Filling: 8 Ounces of Reduced Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup of Truvia or Sugar ( or your granular sweetener of choice)
  • 8 ounces of Lite Cool Whip


  1. Preheat the Oven to 400 Degrees F.
  2. For the Topping: Boil water and slice your strawberries. Then whisk together jello mix and boiling water until jello is completely dissolved. Set aside.
  3. For the Crust: In. medium bowl, mix the crust ingredients. Press into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish then bake for 8 minutes. Make sure to let cool completely before adding the filling on top.
  4. For the Filling: In medium bowl, beat the filling ingredients with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  5. Assemble: Spread filling over the cooled pretzel crust. Make sure to spread and smooth the filling layer evenly on the top so that the Jello layer will be even too. Cover and refrigerate until cool. about 30 minutes to an hour. Then carefully spoon gelatin topping with strawberries over the filling. Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours until firm.
  6. Slice and serve..Enjoy!


  • Use a food processor to quickly crush pretzels into small, even pieces for the crust.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, place the pretzels in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  • Make sure the butter is at room temperature before mixing it with the crushed pretzels for easier blending.
  • Opt for low-fat cream cheese to reduce the calorie content without sacrificing flavor.
  • Thoroughly mix the cream cheese with whipped topping and try adding some lemon juice to create a smooth, tangy, and light creamy filling.
  • Use heavy whipping cream for a richer texture if you prefer a more decadent dessert, but low-fat alternatives work well too.
  • Dissolve the Jell-O in cold water to ensure it sets properly and achieves the perfect texture.
  • Slice fresh strawberries evenly to create an attractive and flavorful top layer.
  • Allow the crust to cool completely before adding the creamy filling to prevent it from becoming soggy.
  • Spread each layer in an even layer to ensure a balanced and visually appealing dessert.
  • Use an airtight container to store the dessert in the fridge, which helps maintain freshness and prevent the pretzel crust from absorbing too much moisture.
  • Respect the necessary chill time for each layer; rushing can lead to uneven textures and flavors.
  • Gently fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture to keep it light and fluffy.
  • For added flavor, mix a bit of lemon zest into the creamy filling.
  • Garnish with additional fresh strawberries or a mint sprig just before serving for a fresh, vibrant touch.
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 311
  • Sugar: 14.5 g
  • Sodium: 504 mg
  • Fat: 10.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.3 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.2 mg