Tuesday, March 8, 2011

martha moments: strawberry pretzel salad

i'm usually not one for jell-o (or anything congealed for that matter). the word "congealed" itself just grosses me out...but this dessert salad is one of my favorites!

strawberry pretzel salad

you'll need:
2 cups pretzels, crushed
3/4 cups melted butter
2 Tbsp. sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
2 cups Cool Whip
 2-10 oz. packages frozen strawberries
2 cups boiling water
1 large package strawberry Jell-O

To make:

Mix pretzels, butter and the 2 Tbsp. sugar.  Press into bottom of a rectangular baking dish. Cook at 400 for 8-10 minutes.

Mix cream cheese and 1 cup sugar together. Fold in the Cool Whip.  Spread onto cooled crust.
Combine boiling water and Jell-O, then add strawberries.  Let cool before pouring over the top of the cream cheese. Refrigerate to congeal, then slice into squares and enjoy!


Jenn said...

How did you get your squares so neat and pretty? I have to confess, I LOVE this salad. I will turn my nose up at most congealed salads (sprite salad, anyone? ICK!), but this is one I could shove my face in. I love the sweet and salty elements.

lindsay said...

Yeah, about that....I suppose I shoulda noted that the photo was a stock photo, courtesy of Kraft! Mine doesn't look nearly that perfect, believe me! Haha!!