Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Since I haven't been papercrafting much lately, I thought I would post some of the recipes I made for our Christmas Eve dinner. Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a Paula Deen recipe so you know it's going to be good . . . and fattening! The saltiness of the pretzels blends deliciously with the sweetness of the strawberries and the creaminess of the cream cheese and Cool Whip layer. While this is a perfect holiday recipe, it's also delicious in the summer or anytime! Enjoy!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter and 3 tablespoons sugar; mix wel l and press mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until set. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a large mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture onto cooled crust.
  5. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in still frozen strawberries and allow to set briefly. When mixture is about the consistency of egg whites, pour and spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until set.

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