The Keepsake Kitchen Diary is perfect for recording special family recipes like this Strawberry Pretzel DessertA few weeks ago, we had friends coming over for dinner on our deck and I was looking for a summery dessert to make! After consulting the pages of my Keepsake Kitchen Diary, I decided on my Mom’s Strawberry Pretzel dessert.  It is always a crowd pleaser and one that instantly takes me back to summers growing up.  It’s really easy to make too!

Have family members fill in the pages of your Keepsake Kitchen Diary with their own handwriting. It will be a special, family heirloom.My mom filled in this particular recipe in my Keepsake Kitchen Diary with her own beautiful handwriting. I have many more family recipes I’d like her to write in for me. There’s just something so special about having her writing in my book.  I will treasure that forever.

The Keepsake Kitchen Diary records your precious family recipes as well as the memories that coincide with them. Use the Keepsake Kitchen Diary like a journal, recording special dates, memories, and occasions surrounding your family recipes The Keepsake Kitchen Diary includes a journaling "Memories" page on each spread for filling in special dates and occasions. This makes the book a perfect gift and family heirloom. This strawberry pretzel dessert is amazing because the cream cheese and whipped topping make it creamy, while the strawberries and jello add a fruity sweetness. The pretzel crust creates a buttery, salty element that complements the whole thing. As my Mom wrote above, everyone loves it!

Strawberry Pretzel dessert recipe on Lily & Val Living. This dessert is a crowd-pleaser! By the way, how cute is this tea towel? It is from the Up North Market on Etsy.

Easy strawberry pretzel dessert recipe The dessert is created in three steps: the crust, the filling, and the topping.

My mom's strawberry pretzel dessert starts with a buttery, pretzel crustCream cheese and whipped topping make the delicious, creamy filling for this strawberry pretzel dessert. Recipe on Lily & Val Living!Cream cheese and whipped topping make the delicious, creamy filling for this strawberry pretzel dessert. Recipe on Lily & Val Living!Strawberry Pretzel Dessert - a great summer dessert from Lily & Val LivingI was so happy to create this nostalgic dessert for my friends! I hope you enjoy it too!

Strawberry Pretzel dessert is a crowd pleaser for summer picnics Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar (for crust) / 1/2 cup sugar (for filling)
1 -8oz. package cream cheese
1 container of whipped topping
6 oz. strawberry jello
2 – 10 oz. bags of frozen strawberries
2 cups boiling water

Directions:
Crust: 
Mix pretzels, butter, and sugar. Pat in a 9″ x 13″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min. Cool thoroughly.

Filling: Cream together cream cheese and sugar. Fold in whipped topping.  Pour into cooled crust.

Topping: Mix jello and boiling water. Add strawberries. Refrigerate until partially set. Pour over filling and refrigerate.

Strawberry Pretzel dessert for your next summer barbecue or picnicAlthough I’ve had this dessert many times, this was my first time making it, so I made sure to write that in my Kitchen Diary. I also added another “memory” line to record the fun evening we had with our friends.

You can record memories on the journaling side of the Keepsake Kitchen Diary.