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Cook's Note: This recipe has been a family favorite for years and years. As a matter of fact, my 82 year old grandfather makes this dish at least once a month to take to church functions because "everyone loves it" he says! So... I introduce to you my grandfather's Strawberry Pretzel Salad... a SUMMER FAVORITE!
What You Will Need:
2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted un-salted butter
3 tablespoons sugar, plus 3/4 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese
1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip
1 package strawberry Jell-o
2 Cups of Boiling Water
1 (10-ounce) packages organic frozen strawberries
Whipped topping or whipped cream, to garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
For the crust: Crush up the pretzels (I put the pretzels in a Freezer Bag and use a blunt object to crush them all up... you can also use a food processor!)
Mix the crushed pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Press this mixture into a 9 by 13-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar.
Fold in the whipped topping, and spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until well chilled.
In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and allow to cool slightly. Add the strawberries and pour over the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until serving time.
To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of whipped topping. ENJOY!
This "Pinspiration" comes from my Grandfather