Tuesday, June 23, 2009

sweet & salty

Remember here when I mentioned making a Strawberry Pretzel Dessert, well here it is for all of you to enjoy!!

2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted butter
3 tablespoons sugar, plus 3/4 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese

1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping
2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry gelatin dessert mix
2 cups boiling water
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries
Whipped topping or whipped cream, to garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
For the crust, mix the pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Press this mixture into a 9 by 13-inch pan and bake for 5-7 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar. Fold in the whipped topping, and spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until well chilled.
In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and allow to cool slightly. Add the strawberries and pour over the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until serving time.
To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of whipped topping.

Matt's comment to this recipe, "It kind of weird that it's so good. Who would think pretzels and strawberries and jello would go together!"


Unknown said...

That looks tasty

Alisa said...

I can testify it was delicious...so glad you posted the recipe.

Renee Westcott said...

I'm blogstalking you through my little sister's (steph gilbert) blog. This dessert sounds amazing and I'm making it this summer!

My Trendy Tykes said...

I have seen this before and always wanted to try it! I may have to bite the bullet and run to the store.

Thanks for sharing