Strawberry Pretzel Bars

These No Bake Strawberry Pretzel Bars are the perfect sweet and salty combination!

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Strawberry Pretzel Bars: these no bake sweet and salty cheesecake bars are the perfect recipe for dessert!

My Aunt Sandy makes the most delicious Strawberry Pretzel bars ever. I don’t know the recipe exactly, but I know the top is made with frozen strawberries and gelatin (I think, haha).

My last visit to Costco I bought one of those giant packages of fresh strawberries. And while we typically can plow through one of those in a day or two…my kids were busy eating all the other food I bought during that trip.

So before those strawberries went bad, I decided to try to recreate my Aunt’s recipe from my mind…using fresh berries. (Aunt Sandy if you’re reading this, let me know if I’m close!!)

Strawberry Pretzel Bars: these no bake sweet and salty cheesecake bars are the perfect recipe for dessert!

I started by making a pretzel and pecan base. I used my food processor to pulse these together. Don’t make it into a fine crumb…just whiz it up a few times. You want some good chunks. Add in the sugar and melted butter. You’re going to press this into the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish.

As you can see with the photo above, for the most part, the pretzel layer stays together with a few strays. These aren’t going to turn out as gorgeous stunning, perfectly square slices of cheesecake bars. They are more “rustic.” <—-I use this term to describe things that are messy to serve. Rustic sounds good, right??

I topped these bars with an easy, no bake cheesecake mixture. Seriously easy…and super sweet! Exactly how it’s meant to taste!

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