Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pretzel Salad

This is a fabulous three layer dessert that my Sister in Law always makes for family gatherings.

1 bag pretzel sticks (crushed)
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
one tub coolwhip
8 oz package of cream cheese
Large box of Berry jello (I use strawberry, but any kind of berry is good)
pint of fresh or frozen strawberries

In a 9 by 13 pan

(Crust) 1 bag pretzel sticks crushed (place into bottom of pan), pour 1/4 cup melted butter evenly over crushed pretzels. Bake at 350 until bottom looks firm and golden brown. Cool on rack

(Middle Layer) mix 1 cup sugar, one tub coolwhip and 8 ounces cream cheese (this takes a while as the cream cheese doesn't like to blend) Spread over fully cooled pretzel layer

(Top)Large box of berry flavored jello, pint of strawberries (chopped with tops removed if using fresh) and one cup boiling water. Boil water, stir into jello add strawberries set in fridge for 5-10 minutes until jello begins to set up. Spread jello/strawberry layer over middle layer. Return to fridge until jello is firmly set.

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