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Strawberry Pretzel Parfait

These strawberry pretzel parfaits are the perfect sweet and salty treat, with delicious layers of no bake cheesecake, crunchy salty sweet pretzels, and fresh strawberries. 
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 oz cool whip

For the Pretzel Layer:

  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 TBS brown sugar

For the Strawberry Layer:

  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 2 TBS sugar

For the Cool Whip Topping:

  • 1 cup cool whip

Instructions

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • Beat the cream cheese in a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer until nice and smooth. 
  • Add in the sugar and mix over medium speed, for about 2-3 minutes, until the mixture is nice and smooth and creamy. 
  • Carefully fold in the cool whip, until it's smooth. Set aside

For the Pretzel Layer

  • Put pretzels in a ziplock bag and seal. Crush them until they are broken into small chunks. Some will be crumbs, some chunky pieces. 
  • Mix melted butter and brown sugar in with crushes pretzels until pretzels are coated well. Set aside.

For the Strawberry Layer:

  • Stir together strawberries and sugar in a medium sized bowl. 

For Parfait Assembly:

  • Spread about 2 TBS of the no bake cheesecake into the bottom of a glass or plastic cup. 
  • Spread about 2 TBS of the pretzel mixture evenly over the cheesecake mixture. 
  • Sprinkle about 2 TBS of strawberries over pretzel mixture. 
  • Repeat with one more layer of cheesecake, pretzels, and strawberries.
  • Top with a couple tablespoons of cool whip. 
  • Serve immediately. 

Notes

*For larger parfaits like the ones pictured, use about 4 TBS of each mixture per layer. This will only make 4 parfaits total.
** Pretzel layer will get soft quickly. To enjoy the crunchy pretzels, enjoy within about 30 minutes.