Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad

Apparently, I am the only person on the planet that hasn't had this jello salad. We had it our monthly PTA Council meeting today. Ooohhh sooo gooood!!

There was leftover -- we had it for dinner!

What You Need!
2 cups finely crushed pretzels
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1-1/2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. milk
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
2 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
1-1/2 cups cold water
1 qt. (4 cups) strawberries, sliced OR one package of frozen strawberries, thawed

Make It!

HEAT oven to 350°F.

MIX pretzel crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter. Press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Bake 10 min. Cool.

BEAT cream cheese, remaining sugar and milk until blended. Stir in COOL WHIP; spread over crust. Refrigerate.

ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until thickened (spoon drawn through leaves definite impression). Stir in strawberries; spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.


rhapsodyinbooks said...

I can't tell if this looks really good or really scary! I'm betting on the good though - it's amazing how good jello desserts can turn out!

Amused said...

OMG I loved this stuff as a kid! We always had it at family summer picnics!

Jeanette said...

Jell-O salad = gross in my book. This one does not sound horrible though. I will never understand why people think putting something like carrots into jell-o is a good thing??

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Not a fan of jello, but this does look appealing (my husband would probably love it).

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

Admittedly, I"m not a big jello fan either -- but this won me over!

Martha Bachert said...

This is a huge holiday favorite at our house - I make an extra crust to have on hand for later on - making the crust is the most time consuming part.

Unknown said...

I absolutely detest jello... But let me tell you this dessert is AMAZING! I also use this recipe...