1pkg (8 oz.)cream cheesesoftened to room temperature
½cupplain Greek yogurt
12medium sized fresh strawberries
Make the pretzel crust by mixing together the pretzel crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. (There will be a bit of pretzel crumbs left to use for topping later.)
Press one tablespoon of pretzel crust mix in the bottom of each of 12 (4 oz.) mini mason jars. Place in the freezer for at least 10 minutes to allow the crust to get firm.
In an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until it is fluffy. Add in the greek yogurt and vanilla and mix well, scraping down the sides of the mixer. Drizzle in the honey while the mixer is on low speed, then add in the powdered sugar. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
Wash the strawberries and blueberries. To prepare the strawberries, cut off the tops and stand each strawberry on the cut portion on a cutting board. Slice each strawberry in thin slices.
To whip the cream, follow these directions: With the whipping attachment on an electric mixer, whip 1/2 cup whipping cream until it starts to thicken. Slowly add in ½ teaspoon vanilla and 1 Tablespoon sugar. Taste it to see if it is sweet enough for you. If not, add a little more sugar.
Assemble the mason jars in the following layers:pretzel cruststrawberriescheesecake filling (Start with a heaping Tablespoon for each jar and add a little more in each jar until it is evenly distributed.)sprinkle of pretzel crumb topping left over from the crust layerstrawberriesring of blueberrieswhipped creamslice of strawberry or blueberry for the top
Chill these desserts before serving. 6 hours to overnight is best.
These mini desserts can be assembled ahead of time without the whipping cream and kept in the refrigerator before serving. The jar lids and rings could be placed on top while storing, or the jars could be placed on a tray and covered with plastic wrap.For a quicker option than whipping your own cream, canned whipped cream would work great. Slightly thawed cool whip would be another option. Or, you could omit the cream layer all together and just add more fruit.Make these cute desserts - minus the whipped topping - for a fun picnic idea and keep them in a cooler with ice. Don’t forget the spoons!