Strawberry Pretzel Bars Recipe

Strawberry Pretzel Bars Recipe

Strawberry Pretzel Bars Recipe

Ingredients:

PRETZEL CRUST:
  • 2 cups finely crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (11 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
  • 2 (8 0z.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Cool Whip topping, thawed
STRAWBERRY JELLO LAYER:
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (6 oz.) package strawberry jello
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 13×9 inch baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

MAKE CRUST:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix pretzel crumbs, sugar, and butter together to form crust.
  2. Press pretzel crust into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool.

MAKE CREAM CHEESE LAYER:

  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix cream cheese, sugar, and milk together until light and fluffy. Stir in Cool Whip.
  2. Spread cream cheese mixture over pretzel crust. Place in fridge until ready to use.

MAKE STRAWBERRY JELLO LAYER:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until jello is thickened. Stir in sliced strawberries.
  2. Spoon strawberry jello over cream cheese layer. Place in fridge for 3 hours or until jello is firm. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Easy Cheesy Pretzel Sticks Recipe

Easy Cheesy Pretzel Sticks Recipe

Easy Cheesy Pretzel Sticks Recipe

Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup baking soda
  • 1 11-ounce can refrigerated breadsticks
  • 6 cheddar cheese sticks
  • Pretzel salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Sprinkle the baking soda onto the foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for an hour.
  3. Unroll the breadstick dough and pull the sticks apart at the perforations. Cut the cheese sticks in half and place one half at the bottom of each breadstick. Fold the breadstick over the cheese and pinch well to seal all around.
  4. Crimp the edges of the dough with a fork. This will further help to seal in the cheese. If there are any small tears, dip your finger in water and use it to smooth the dough together.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Fill a large bowl ¾ of the way with hot water. You want the water to be hot, but not too hot to dip your hand in. Mix in baking soda, a spoonful at a time, until the water is slightly cloudy. You likely will only need a couple of tablespoons worth– save any excess for the next batch. Stir well to dissolve.
  7. Place a kitchen towel near the bowl. One at a time, dip the pretzels in the baking soda bath, let sit for 10 seconds, transfer to the kitchen towel to drip off excess water, and then place on the prepared baking sheet. Place the pretzels so that they’re lined up in a row, touching at the sides. Continue until all pretzels are dipped and placed.
  8. Sprinkle with salt, and bake for 14-16 minutes, or until deep golden brown.
  9. Brush the pretzel sticks with melted butter and serve warm.