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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 182.2
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.0 mg
  • Sodium: 516.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g

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Strawberry Pretzel Squares

Submitted by: EMMB87

Introduction

A low fat version of my mom's strawberry pretzel squares. Similar to a strawberry cheesecake but very light. My mom used to make this when I was a kid but with full fat ingredients. It's great in the summer time for cookouts or brunches. The calories are higher than I expected. I think because I made the crust w/ sugar. I wasn't sure how it would hold up with Splenda. A low fat version of my mom's strawberry pretzel squares. Similar to a strawberry cheesecake but very light. My mom used to make this when I was a kid but with full fat ingredients. It's great in the summer time for cookouts or brunches. The calories are higher than I expected. I think because I made the crust w/ sugar. I wasn't sure how it would hold up with Splenda.
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    2 C. Mini Pretzel Twists, crushed finely
    1/2 C. Sugar, divided in half
    2/3 C. Blue Bonnet Light Margarine, Melted
    12 oz. Fat Free Cream Cheese, softened
    2 Tbs. Skim Milk
    1 C. Cool Whip Free
    2 C. Boiling Water
    2 Small Packages of Jell-o Sugar Free Low Cal. Gelatin Dessert, Strawberry Flavor
    1-1/2 C. Cold Water
    2 Pints Frozen or Fresh Strawberries (No Sugar Added), Sliced & Thawed

Directions

Makes 20 Servings (1 square each)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix crushed pretzels, 1/4 C. sugar and margarine. Press firmly into 9x13 and bake 10 min. Cool completely.

Beat cream cheese, remaining 1/4 C. sugar and milk until smooth. Gently fold in Cool Whip. Spread over cooled crust and refrigerate.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir boiling water into jell-o for at least 2 min. until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hrs until thick. Stir in sliced strawberries. Spoon over cream cheese mixture and refrigerate 3 more hrs until firm.

Cut into 20 squares.

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMMB87.






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  • Very good recipe I made it with Splenda for baking and subbed in Fiber One cereal for part of the pretzels. Was a hit! If you want the Nutri Info for the version I made search for Strawberry Pretzel-One Dessert. It ended up being 83 cal 3 g Fiber. Thanks for the great recipe inspiration!! - 6/13/11

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