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
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
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.