Healthy Strawberry Dessert
Healthy Strawberry Dessert is a delicious, creamy and rich dessert recipe for large dinner crowds. Once you, your family and guests try this it will become one of your favorites for every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holiday meal. It takes only (25) minutes to prepare this decadent dessert. Summary: Fresh strawberries, cream cheese, stawberry gelatin and whipped topping are the main ingredients and layered over a crushed pretzel crust, then refrigerated. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (20) servings. Healthy Strawberry Dessert will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Refrigeration Time: 4-1/2 Hours..
Total Time: About 5 Hours.
1-1/2 cups finely crushed pretzels
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 stick margarine, melted
1-1/2 bars (8 oz each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
2 tbsp skim milk
1 cup sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 cups boiling water
1 (0.6 oz) box sugar-free strawberry gelatin
1-1/2 cups cold water
4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Mix together the pretzel crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and margarine; press onto bottom of a 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake 10 minutes Cool.
3. Beat the Neufchatel, remaining sugar and milk until blended. Stir in the thawed whipped topping; spread over crust. Refrigerate until ready to use.
4. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in a large bowl; stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until thickened. Stir in strawberries; spoon over Neufchatel layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Cut into 20 equal sized squares.
Yield: 20 Servings.
Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1/2
1/2 Carbohydrate + 1-1/2 Fat
Calories: 110, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 160mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 6g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 6 %DV, Vitamin C: 25 %DV, Calcium: 2 %DV, Iron: 0 %DV
Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/strawberry-pretzel-salad-dessert-squares-114542.aspx
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