bakingmommyof3

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One of life’s simple pleasures… February 10, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — bakingmommyof3 @ 4:57 am

Sorry I am way behind on this – the past few days have been constant crazy.  This recipe is a very simple one – and yet it is one of my favorite things in life….  Nothing makes a crazy week better than pretzel bottom salad….And I am sure my sister in law would agree – this is also one of her favorites.  

Pretzel Bottom Salad

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups crushed pretzels

3 tablespoons sugar

3/4 cup butter or margarine

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

1 12-ounce Cool Whip 

1 6-ounce package Strawberry Jello

2 cups boiling water

1 -10 ounce bag frozen sliced strawberries

Whipped cream or Cool Whip for garnishing

 

Directions

Topping: Add 2 cups boiling water to Jello; mix well. Add strawberries to jello. Cool Jello mixture in fridge until thick.

Crust: Melt butter; add sugar. Crush pretzels with rolling pin and add to butter mixture. Press into bottom of greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees; cool well.

Filling: Combine cream cheese and 1 cup sugar; beat well. Add Cool Whip; spread over cooled crust. Pour or spoon thickened jello mixture over cream cheese mixture and set until firm. Spread additional Cool Whip over the top, cover with foil & refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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