Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pretzel Salad

I love pretzel salad.... Yum!! It's more like a dessert than a salad... but I'll eat it any time. You could make it with strawberries too if you like, just change the flavor of jello and fruit. I might give blackberry a try next time I make it.....

Pretzel Salad

1 (8 oz) package pretzels, crushed (2 cups)
3 Tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 small carton cool whip
1 (6 oz) package raspberry jello
2 cups boiling water
1 (16 oz) package frozen raspberries

* Mix pretzels, 3 Tablespoons sugar, and melted butter together. Press into 9x13" pan. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool
*Cream together cream cheese and sugar til their are no lumps, then stir in cool whip. Spread over cooled pretzel crust and chill.
*Dissolve jello in the boiling water. Cool slightly then add frozen berries. Stir till soft set (about the consistency of eggwhites) and the jello has cooled off. Then pour over the top of the chilled cream cheese layer and chill in the fridge till jello is set. Then serve.
**Note: Be sure the cream cheese is really chilled and the jello is cooled--if jello is too hot it will melt the cream cheese and the cream cheese will come floating up into the jello that's why it works best to add frozen berries, the hot water will help thaw the berries too  : )

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