As everyone knows, yesterday was Superbowl Sunday (yay). We all know the outcome, good game. I really know nothing about football, but none the less, I enjoy “watching” it.
For the family get together with the soon-to-be in-laws, I made strawberry pretzel salad.
A great dessert that’s cheap and easy to make. It takes less than a half-hour to prepare and about 1-2 hours to set.
Okay, here’s what you’ll need (for my recipe, which varies in amounts from others I’ve researched)
Note: Generic ingredients work just as well as brand-name products.
- 16 oz frozen strawberries
- 12 oz cream cheese
- regular tub of whipped topping
- 1.5 cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups crushed pretzels
- 6 oz box strawberry jello mix
- 1.5 sticks margarine
- 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
Makes about 15 servings
TIP BEFORE YOU START:
Make sure you use frozen strawberries, thawed and fresh strawberries, when dessert’s ready only tastes like jello.
Don’t drop frozen strawberries in jello, it’ll splash and stain!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees(F)
- Melt Butter (microwave or stove top)
- Measure 2 cups crushed pretzels and dump in 13×9 (glass) baking pan.
- Add granulated sugar to pretzels
- Add melted margarine and stir all 3 ingredients well.
- Press firmly to bottom of pan and bake 8-10 minutes.
- Once out of oven, and the pan is cool enough, place in refrigerator to cool more rapidly while you…
- combine cream cheese and powdered sugar, use hand mixer to blend (or whisk, spoon, etc. to mix well), then add whipped topping, and blend as well.
- When pan is cool, spread creamed mixture evenly in pan atop pretzel crust.
- Place back in refrigerator.
- Boil 2 cups water and stir in jello mix. Add frozen strawberries to the 2 cups hot jello mix and stir until a thickness occurs.
- Pour jello-strawberry mix on top creamed mixture in pan and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Ready to Serve.