Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Family Recipes

2 cups broken thin pretzels
3/4 cup melted butter or margarine
3 Tbs. sugar

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 (8 oz.) or 1 lrg. Cool Whip

2 (10 oz.) boxes of frozen strawberries with juice
2 sm. or 1 lrg. box strawberry jello
2 cups boiling water
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Base Layer

Mix pretzels, melted butter, and sugar and press into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 400 for 6 to 7 minutes. Cool completely.

Layer #2

Cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Fold in Cool Whip. Chill and spread over base layer. Place in refrigerator while preparing 3rd layer.

Layer #3

Thoroughly mix boiling water and gelatin. Stir in frozen strawberries, and pecans or walnuts. Chill, allowing to thicken, but not set. Spread over layer #2, return to chill completely.

Posted by Theresa at August 9, 2004 10:52 AM | Printable Version
Recipe Notes

I made this the other night for a dinner at work and received numerous compliments. It was fast and easy not to mention very delicious.

I think the next time I make this I might try substituting cherries and cherry gelatin for the strawberries. I would use the cherry pie filling instead of the frozen. Do they even have frozen cherries??

Posted by: Theresa on August 9, 2004 10:57 AM

Theresa made this delicious dessert today and we three enjoyed it. I am taking a sample over to Patty and David. Patty is my GF and my wife of recent memory, although they are not the same person. David is the fellow whose Mother gave our family the French Pecan Pie Recipe and who now rents a room from Patty. We are one big, happy, well-fed family.
I think, Theresa, the Strawberry Cream Dessert that I had July 4, 2003 may beat out yours, but likes and dislikes cannot be judged. Both are good and am taking the printed version to Patty so that a supply of the treat will always be available. ttfn

Posted by: Mother and Matthew on August 19, 2004 06:20 PM

Thank you for the compliment. I'm flattered that you deem the recipe tasty enough to share with your GF and F. Hope they enjoy it as much as we did.

Posted by: Theresa on August 19, 2004 08:43 PM