Tuesday, July 28, 2009
2 cups hard pretzels, crushed
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 Tbs. sugar
1 package (8-oz.) cream cheese
12 ounces Cool Whip
1/2 cup sugar (I left this completely out)
1 package (6-oz.) strawberry Jell-o (or other flavor)
1 package (16-oz.) frozen strawberries, thawed (raspberries are also really good)
2 cups boiling water
For the crust, mix together crushed pretzels, melted butter, and 3 tablespoons sugar. Press into a 9x13-inch baking dish and bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
Cream the cream cheese and sugar together, then slowly add Cool Whip until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled pretzel crust.
Mix gelatin in boiling water, then add thawed strawberries. Allow to cool,but not to set, (about 10-15 minutes) then spoon carefully over cream cheese mixture. If you pour the Jell-o mixture over the top before it has cooled you will get little chunks of the cream cheese mixture break off and float to the top. It still tastes fine, but it doesn't look as pretty. Garnish with fresh strawberries. Serves 10-12.