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My take on the strawberry pretzel salad May 18, 2009

Filed under: Food,Recipes — lookingforward73 @ 10:56 pm

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Looks yummy, huh?  Couldn’t tell you how it came out though because it’s still chilling.  I have faith that it’s wonderful.  What you won’t get with this is that wonderful salty flavor of the pretzels.  So I’m thinking it’ll be more cheesecake-ish.  Here’s how I did it:

Ingredients:

2 cups fiber one twig cereal

1/3 cup of butter melted

4 packets of splenda

1/2 cup of chopped walnuts

2 packages of reduced fat cream cheese

2 scoops of EAS vanilla protein powder (or whatever kind you use)

1/4 cup of sugar free torani syrup – vanilla flavor

8oz container of sugar free cool whip

one small box of sugar free strawberry jello mix

1 cup of frozen blueberries (this is what I had, I would have used sliced strawberries if I had them)

 

Process the fiber one cereal until it’s mostly crumbs.  Mix in a bowl with the melted butter, splenda, and walnuts.  Press that into the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.  Using a mixer or electric beaters mix the cream cheese with the protein powder and vanilla syrup.  Fold in the cool whip.  Spread it on the crust after it has cooled.  Mix the jello mix with one cup of boiling water and set in fridge to cool.  Chill the crust and cream cheese dish and the jello for about a half hour.  Remove from the fridge and pour the jello mix on top of the cream cheese mix.  Drop the frozen blueberries on top.  Return to fridge to set up.

This is not a low cal dessert. But hey, it has fiber and protein, right?? 😉  With my ingredients these are the stats:

Nutrition Facts  

 

 12 Servings 

 

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 251.4
  Total Fat 18.1 g
      Saturated Fat 8.1 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 3.8 g
  Cholesterol 41.7 mg
  Sodium 207.6 mg
  Potassium 170.8 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 20.9 g
      Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
      Sugars 1.8 g
  Protein 8.2 g
 
  Vitamin A 8.7 %
  Vitamin B-12 12.5 %
  Vitamin B-6 11.5 %
  Vitamin C 4.0 %
  Vitamin D 0.9 %
  Vitamin E 2.4 %
  Calcium 9.8 %
  Copper 7.3 %
  Folate 11.6 %
  Iron 13.5 %
  Magnesium 8.0 %
  Manganese 37.3 %
  Niacin 9.5 %
  Pantothenic Acid     1.6 %
  Phosphorus     13.9 %
  Riboflavin 15.8 %
  Selenium 4.0 %
  Thiamin 10.3 %
  Zinc 11.5 %
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 


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One Response to “My take on the strawberry pretzel salad”

  1. Melinda Says:

    Where have I been? You posted this in May and I missed it! It looks terrifico! How did it taste???


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