I am sure many of you have this recipe. I have been enjoying it for years. My mom makes Strawberry Pretzel Salad often - a new favorite at many of our holiday gatherings. If you have not made this salad, or indulged in this "salad" - I highly recommend giving it a try. The combination of the sweet, salty, creamy is amazing!
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
1/4 cup sugar
11/2 sticks butter
2 cups crushed pretzels
Melt butter, mix with sugar and add crushed pretzels. Spread in 9x13 buttered casserole. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees....let cool completely.
1 8oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 (8oz.) cool whip
Mix cream cheese, cool whip, & sugar. Spread on cooled crust.
16 - 20 oz of frozen sweetened strawberries, with juice
2 pkgs. (3oz.) strawberry jello
2 cups boiling water
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add strawberries including juice. Refrigerate gelatin mixture until partially set.
( place in freezer for 20 minutes or so for faster thickening). When partially thickened and a little "globby",spread over the cream cheese layer. Chill several hours or preferably overnight before serving.