Delicious Pretzel Stick Recipe
Do you have a decent amount of pretzels that are about to go bad? That doesn’t have to happen with this pretzel stick recipe! Thanks to mama Kristi, I’ve learned how to make good use of those ready-to-expire pretzel sticks.
Don’t wander off too far if you don’t have pretzels because you can learn how to make your own pretzel sticks right here.
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Now, let’s discuss what I mean by “pretzel salad.” I don’t mean with greens! I didn’t understand what else it could mean until I saw it for myself thanks to Ms. Kristi. Depending on how you want to serve it, the following ingredients could be served as a parfait of sorts, or as a “cheesecake casserole.” It’s jokingly called a salad because it has a “dressing” of strawberries!
To get started on our pretzel stick recipe, we need:
- 2 & 2/3 cups of crushed or crumbled pretzel sticks
- 3/4 cup of melted butter
- 3 tbsp of sugar
- 8oz of softened cream cheese
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 8oz of whipped cream or whipped topping
- 6oz of boxed, strawberry gelatin dessert
- 2 cups of boiling water
- 20oz of strawberries, frozen or chilled is recommended
Pretzel Stick Recipe Preparation
You will need a baking dish sized at, or around, 13 x 9. You will also need just a little bit of patience! I say you need a little patience because, while you wait for things to cool, it may be hard to keep your fingers out of the dish. Be strong! It’ll taste so much better once it’s all ready to go like a cheesecake would be! (You don’t like runny cheesecake, do you?)
- Preheat your oven to 400° Fahrenheit and get your dish ready.
- Combine the melted butter, sugar, and pretzels in a bowl or the bottom of the dish. Mix until obviously in harmony and a nice “crust” is formed.
- If you mixed the crust in a bowl, spread it evenly across the bottom of your baking dish now.
- If the oven is preheated, bake your newly-made crust for 8 minutes or so.
- After your timer goes off, remove the dish from the oven and let the crust cool completely. (Try to resist tasting it every time you check its warmth!)
- In a mixing bowl, stir up the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping.
- Whenever your filling is properly combined, spread it gently over the pretzel stick crust.
- Empty your gelatin box contents into the boiling water.
- Add frozen strawberries and chill the strawberry combination.
- When it’s cooled down, pour the strawberry over the cream cheese in the baking dish and chill it as a whole before you serve it.
I know it sounds a little weird, but trust me, you’ll want to try this! It may be difficult to go back to regular cheesecake afterward! Enjoy!