Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad

I know what you are thinking: Pretzels and Jello? Really?... Yes, REALLY. I was shocked at this yummy little combo- it would be hard not to like it! A delicious side dish or dessert that is sure to surprise and delight anyone! Big thanks to Rebecca for sharing the recipe... I apologize for my skepticism... I am quite literally "eating" my words. :)

Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad
2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cups butter, softened
3 T sugar

*Mix and press into a 9x13 pan. Bake 8 minutes at 375 and let cool.

Cream Cheese Layer
1 package cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 (9 oz) container cool whip

*Mix cream cheese, cool whip and sugar. Spread onto cooled crust.

Jello Topping
1 (6 oz) package instant jello
2 cups boiling water
2 (10 oz) packages frozen strawberries

*Mix jello with boiling water, then add frozen strawberries (3 cups). Stir until berries soften or jello starts to thicken. Gently spread or pour mixture over cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate 4-6 hours before serving. Allow jello to fully set up.

*HINT: Place the frozen berries on top of the cream cheese mixture and then pour the thickened jello on top to make an impressive presentation. Use with all sorts of Jello's or fruit. Any time you deal with frozen berries and jello, refer to spreed-set instructions on package.
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jess and seth said...

This is one of my favorites! We used to have it at the college cafeteria (I know that doesn't make it sound appetizing, but it is!). I've never tried to make it--thanks for the recipe!

Keri On said...

I was looking for this recipe! You have it presented so beautifully! Thanks! Will be making it for Father's Day!