Friday, March 30, 2012

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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.


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