Monday, October 26, 2009

Pretzel Salad

Pretzel Salad
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup margarine, melted (I halve this)
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (I use Neufchatel)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 1/2 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed (I use light)
  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix crushed pretzels, margarine and sugar.
  3. Press crushed pretzel mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish, and bake in the preheated oven 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Blend together the cream cheese and sugar. Fold in whipped topping and spread evenly over cooled pretzel mixture.
  5. In a medium bowl, dissolve the strawberry flavored gelatin in boiling water. Mix in strawberries and set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour gelatin mixture over cream cheese mixture and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
This is always more of a dessert than a salad when we have this, but hey- who doesn't want to justify a dessert under the title of "salad"? The pretzel crust is really good- you wouldn't guess it's pretzels, but it adds a nice sweet/salty combo. I've had this with frozen strawberries and frozen raspberries. Both are great!


Cristina said...

Hooray! Lots of new recipes to try. Thanks!

Kelly said...

We love this dessert. I always cut the recipe in half for an 8x8 pan for our size family. Lately, I've been doing it with raspberries and raspberry Jell-O. Yummy!

PJ - Our life said...

This is one of my favorite salads that Carla makes. I asked for it for my birthday treat one year and she said it was a salad and I said well, that's what I want!