{No Bake} Berry Pretzel Dessert

2 Comments 5

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Jump to Recipe
{No-Bake} Berry Pretzel Dessert! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Crunchy pretzels and a creamy filling are topped with piles of strawberries and blueberries making this Berry Pretzel Dessert our favorite dessert for summer!

Several years ago, my aunt introduced me to the ever-popular Strawberry Pretzel Salad. (If you aren’t familiar with it, just google it and you’ll see it is well-known and well-loved.) I’d never even heard of it before and I fell in love with it from the very first bite. I think I may have eaten 3 servings that day, including choosing it over pie for dessert!

Strawberry Pretzel “Salad” isn’t a salad at all. It’s a layered dessert that starts with a pretzel crust, then a sweet cream cheese and cool whip layer, and it’s topped with a strawberry jello layer. It is absolutely delicious and no one can ever resist a slice of it.
This Berry Pretzel Dessert is my twist on that recipe. Made without cool whip or jello, this dessert is a much less sweet, but still completely irresistible cousin to the original. It starts with a pretzel crust that is layered with a lightly sweetened creamy filling. Topped with an abundance of fresh berries, I found myself going back for sliver after sliver all night long.

 

Crunchy pretzels and a creamy filling are topped with piles of strawberries and blueberries making this Berry Pretzel Dessert a favorite dessert for summer! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
Kitchen Tip: I use this knife, this bowl, this spatula, and this dish to make this recipe.

Get New Recipessent to your inbox!
We never share your information with third parties and will protect it in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

{No Bake} Berry Pretzel Dessert

5 from 1 vote
Crunchy pretzels and a creamy filling are topped with piles of strawberries and blueberries making this Berry Pretzel Dessert our favorite dessert for summer!
Pin Print Review
Servings: 9 -12 servings

Ingredients 

  • Crust Ingredients:
  • 3 cups miniature pretzel twists
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Topping Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • Finely crush the pretzels in a food processor, blender, or with a rolling pin in a heavy zip-close bag. Place the crumbs in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add the melted butter and brown sugar and stir to combine. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of an 8x8 pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar. Beat until combined, about 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat until smooth and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Pour over the crust and smooth with a spatula.
  • Top generously with berries. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

I loved the crumbling crust with bits of crunchy pretzels throughout, but if you prefer a more traditional crumb crust (that will also be more easily sliced) be sure to grind every bit of the pretzels into fine crumbs.
Tried this recipe?Mention @barefeetkitchen or tag #barefeetkitchen!

Pin this nowto remember it later
Pin this recipe0
Here are some more berry desserts you might like:
Berry Hand Pies by Saving Dessert
Blackberry Coconut Crisp by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Red White and Blue Berry Delight by 365 Days of Baking

Simple Berry Sauce by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Filed under: , , ,

Tagged with:

Related Posts

Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

Reader Interactions

2 Comments Leave a comment or review

    Rate & Comment

    Rating




    You can now include images of your recipes in your comments! You'll need to register or log in to upload images.