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Michelle Cooks: Strawberry Pretzel Parfait

Dessert for two sounds great when it combines salty, sweet, creamy and crunchy.

Introducing the perfect summer treat:

Strawberry Pretzel Parfait

Yields 2


  • 12 strawberries, diced
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pretzel mini twists,
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup whole milk yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


Place the strawberries in a shallow dish and sprinkle the granulated sugar on top. Stir to combine. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, add the pretzels to a food processor. Pulse until they are broken into small chunks. Some will pulverize, some will stay chunky. It’s all good.

Drizzle the melted butter and cinnamon over the crushed pretzels and pulse a few times to combine. Scrape mixture out of food processor and set aside.

In a small bowl, add the yogurt or sour cream and brown sugar.

Whisk together to break up any brown sugar lumps.

Into each serving vessel, layer yogurt, strawberries, and pretzel mixture. Repeat. Garnish with extra yogurt and crushed pretzels.