Saturday, February 28, 2009

Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert Recipe

Yummy strawberry jello dessert.

Do you ever need a easy to make dessert for a party?-This one's a favorite in our family! The crispy pretzel crust is unusual and offsets the creamy center layer. Try making this recipe with all sorts of variations-Try fresh raspberries and raspberry jello or orange jello with mandarin oranges.

2c. coarsely ground pretzels
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese,softened
1 c. sugar
2 (8 oz.)tubs Cool Whip, thawed
1 6oz. pkg strawberry Jello
2c. boiling water
2 (10oz.)pkg frozen sliced strawberries

Layer 1
Mix together crushed pretzels, melted butter and 3T sugar. Press into bottom of 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool.

Layer 2
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in Cool whip, mix until well blended. Spoon over pretzel layer and spread evenly.

Layer 3
Mix together Jello and boiling water. Add frozen strawberries. Refrigerate for about 1 hour until slightly thickened. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until jello is firm about 4 hours.


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