Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Go-To Holiday Recipe ... everyone loves this!!

This dessert is the absolute perfect salty-sweet combo and is a hit at any holiday or event!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

2 cups coarsely crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted butter

1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1 cup sugar
{I like to double this layer for extra cream cheese goodness!}

1 lg pkg (6 ounces) strawberry flavored Jello
2 cups boiling pineapple juice
1 (10oz) package FROZEN strawberries

1 tub of Cool Whip

Preheat oven to 400°. Put first layer in a 9x13 -inch pan. Bake 8 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
Second Layer - Beat sugar into cheese until fluffy. Spread over cooled pretzels.
Third Layer - Mix Jello and boiling pineapple juice until dissolved. Add frozen strawberries and set aside 10 minutes. Pour over cheese mixture. Chill thoroughly until Jello sets.

Top with Cool Whip before serving.


What's your favorite holiday dish?? Please share!


Anonymous said...

My mother-in-law makes something similar, or it could be the exact same thing. Either way, people LOVE it.

Candice said...

This looks amazing, I might have to try it for my parents Christmas party next weekend!!!

C said...

My friend brought this to a barbecue I threw over the summer and we all thought she was so weird. But man, it's GOOD! Now I ask to her make it all the time!

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