Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling
In regards to happycamperd comment about it being really sweet, I used fresh strawberries (that I froze) and sugar free jello and it tastes just as good!
I want to be fair with this one as some people may like it so here goes..I made this in a glass pyrex 9 x 13 dish. I bought all of the ingredients as written, but did end up with 2 1/2 cups of coarsely crushed pretzels as I did not want to toss them. It still worked fine and amply covered the bottom of the dish. The crème cheese layer worked best by beating the crème cheese and sugar and then folding in the whip topping, as another reviewer recommended. I was skeptical about the jello layer but followed instructions exactly and it worked fine. I put in fridge after first layer for about 30 minutes. Second layer a bit longer and def spread to edges, as another reviewer wisely recommended. Jello layer chilled for a few hours. Sliced beautifully. Looked pretty on a plate. Did not top with additional whip cream, and honestly it did not need any extra sugar, so that would have mainly been for plating. This is where I have to say, it was way too sweet. no way around it either but I may remove the syrup filled strawberries with fresh. The other steps could perhaps be reduced in sugar, but not eliminated as the sugar serves more than one purpose. SO, aside from being overly sweet, this would be a very nice desert. I would never name this a salad or serve WITH a meal though.
So delicious...I have made this many, many times. Everyone loves it!
Nice cold dessert
Have been making this for many years and always requested at our potlucks. The last one I did was a frozen bag of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries , and raspberries. I used raspberry jello. Thank you for great recipes and this is another... fool proof recipe and have one in the fridge right now..
I've had this many times but it is the first time making it. I added a little bit of vanilla to the cream cheese. I also used fresh strawberries, sliced and added some sugar. After sitting for 1 hour I stirred well then drained before adding to the gelatin. Topped the dessert with chopped pecans.
My son requested this recipes. So easy to make, so delicious. Everyone enjoyed a second helping, although one person would have preferred the more traditional graham cracker crust. I did add a layer of fresh sliced strawberries before pouring on the jello mixture, which really increased the great strawberry taste. I will be making this again very soon.
I was given a recipe very similar to this by a friend, she called it Strawberry Salad. All the ingredients are the same except for brown sugar in the crust and only 1 box of jello. I make it without the pretzels, I use graham crackers instead. This is my absolute favorite dessert!! I love every variation and make it every couple weeks. My grandma always makes what she calls pretzel cake it is another variation made with dream whip and cherry pie filling instead of the strawberries and jell-o. All of them are great and worth making for get togethers.
I grew up without any idea of jello salads etc... I actually thought I hated jello because it was so blahhh. My sweet friend Pam made this for a Bible Study and my mouth came alive. Perfect blend of sweet
Bez, my Mom's recipe does not use jello. Crust is the same except 2 1/2 cups coarsely crushed pretzels. Filling cream cheese and sugar only blended into 2 envelopes of whipped Dream Whip. Topping is canned fruit pie filling. Maybe this is close to your grandma's. My mom passed a few years back so this is the best I can do. Hope it helps.