Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Please pass the salad

For lack of time and good blog material, I am going to share another favorite holiday recipe with y’all. My family makes this at just about every one of our gatherings.

Forgive me if you’ve already added this to your favorites list, but perhaps there are some who have sadly missed out on this slice of heaven.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad:

You will need:

2 2/3 cups small pretzels

3/4 cup margarine (or butt-ah) melted

1 cup + 3T sugar

8 oz Cool Whip

8 oz Cream Cheese, softened

2 cups boiling water

2 small boxes Strawberry Jell-O

16 oz frozen strawberries, thawed

1. Crush pretzels and mix with melted margarine and 3 Tablespoons of sugar. Press into bottom of 9x13 inch dish. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes then let COOL.


2. Cream the softened cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar. Then stir in 8 oz Cool Whip.


3. Spread cream cheese/cool whip mixture on COOLED pretzel crust! I try to make sure all the edges are well covered to prevent the top layer from leaking through resulting in a soggy crust.


4. Mix Jell-O with boiling water. Add thawed strawberries. And let this mixture cool and begin to congeal.


5. Once the strawberry Jell-O mixture begins to “set”, pour over the top of the cream cheese layer.


6. Let it chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.



Well Behaved Krissy said...

oh I LOVE pretzel salad. Thanks for the recipe!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

I've never had this?? And it still sounds strange..but I like strange.

Thanks for posting this!

littletoesandcheerios said...

It is an odd combo but I think I had it once as a kid and loved it. Thanks for reminding me of this and the Tang! hehe

Leigh said...

Oh, yes mam! This is one of my most favorite salads too!

PS,HELOVES YOU- I thought strange when I heard of it so many years ago (I was a kid) and thought the combinations sounded gross, but be warned, you will forever be addicted.

If is shows up at a function, you will find yourself in a dark corner with a soup spoon, eatting as fats as you can.

YEs. It is THAT. GOOD.

Anonymous said...

One of my absolute favs!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Hey this is great material! thanks ;))

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

i've made this salad. It's one of my favorites. Have a Merry Christmas, Lady!

jennifer said...

My mother in law put ours together about an hour ago! We will be in Pretzel Salad Heaven tomorrow!!

Merry Christmas Tammy!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh I love this. My mom used to make this. I haven't had it in years. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Deanna said...

One of our absolute favorites!

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Pami said...

I love this I have had it at get togethers but never made it myself thanks for the receipe now I can

Anissa said...

Never heard of it but it sure does look good!TFS

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Hi. I'm a proud GRITS from Alabama too! My mom and I LOVE strawberry pretzel salad!

Brenda said...

I love this stuff! But I have not had it for years :)

Just Another SAHM said...

I love, love, love this dessert! My mom makes it all low fat & sugar free but it still tastes divine! She used honey wheat pretzels the last time to reduce the sodium & it turned out really well. You got just a hint of the honey flavor in the crust. Mmmmm, I think I might have to have the last piece here in a minute.