November 28, 2012

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

I don't think I've ever had this before so we're really looking forward to it. It was posted at Sweet Tea and Cornbread. She's from Kentucky I think and you simply must go and follow her blog. She post some fantastic recipes! She explains that it isn't really a salad, but more of a dessert, so for that reason and because it just screams dessert, I'm calling it Strawberry Pretzel Dessert.

1 stick butter, melted
2 cups crushed pretzels
1 cup chopped pecans
3 tbsp sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 8oz frozen whipped cream
1 16oz box frozen strawberries
1 large strawberry flavored jello
2 cups boiling water
1½ cups cold water

Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with nonstick spray. Mix together butter, crushed pretzels, sugar and chopped pecans. Press into the bottom of the baking dish and bake for 10 minutes at 350°. Let it cool.

Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together and then beat in frozen whipped topping. Spread over the cooled crust. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Dissolve Jello in 2 cups bowling water; add 1½ cups of cold water and the strawberries. Stir until it starts to slightly thicken. Pour over the cream cheese layer, cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight until Jello sets completely.

Serve cut in squares with a dollop of whipped cream on each piece.

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