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strawberry pretzel salad

KMGL (104.1 in Oklahoma City) has kept me in Christmas tunes since before Thanksgiving. The other day, the DJs were talking about a recipe posted on the station’s Web site for strawberry pretzel salad. I’d never heard of anything like it, but I thought it sounded Chrismassy and so I decided to try it.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

This dish is so good! It’s very rich, and my kids and husband loved it. My pictures aren’t the greatest, and I forgot to photograph it before we cut into it and messed it all up. This was a fun addition to our annual Christmas dinner, which we celebrated tonight. It’s a very cold dish, and might be really good in summer, but I’m always looking for ways to distinguish Christmas dinner from Thanksgiving dinner. Strawberry pretzel salad is a great way!
Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Gina’s Sensational Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Ingredients
2 cups crushed pretzels
3 tbs. sugar
3/4 cup melted butter
8 oz. cream cheese softened
3/4 cup sugar
8 oz. cool whip
1 6 oz pkg. strawberry jello
1 1/2 cup boiling water
2 10oz. pkgs. frozen strawberries (If you cannot find 10 oz. pkgs. I buy 1 16 oz. pkg. and that is plenty)
Directions
Mix crushed pretzels, 3 tbs. sugar, and 3/4 cup melted butter in a bowl. Press into a 9 X 13” baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Combine softened cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, and cool whip in a bowl. Mix until smooth. Spread mixture over the baked pretzels. Dissolve jello in 1 1/2 cups boiling water and stir in the frozen strawberries. (If the strawberries are whole I cut them in half) Poor over the cream cheese layer and chill in the refrigerator until set.
Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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2 Comments

  1. le @ whoopwhoop

    love the new header Jen – very spec.

    I think Americans are the kings of make a food that is already made into something – ie the pretzel in this case – into something else completely different !!

    This sounds delicious – like a big red cheese cake on steriods 🙂 le xoxo

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  2. Anonymous

    The food was almost as good as my wife is beautiful and the food was awsome. Rob

    Reply

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