Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This is my patriotic version of a beloved family recipe on my husband's side called Strawberry Pretzel salad. It's a cool and delicious treat to eat on our nation's birthday.
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
2 Cups coarsely chopped pretzels
3/4 Cup melted butter
3 teaspoons sugar
Combine the above and pat on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish (I use glass)
BAKE 400 deg. for 10 minutes
Layer 2(while crust cools):
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1 Cup sugar
8 oz. cool whip(thawed)
Combine above and spread on COOLED CRUST
Refrigerate while making next layer
Dissolve 1 large package strawberry jello in 2 Cups hot water
Add 2 packages (10 oz. each) frozen strawberries in juice
When partially congealed pour over cream cheese layer.
Refrigerate until set- a few hours- great to make and set overnight.
Spread whipped topping on top.
Make rows of strawberries and blueberries to look like the American flag.
Here are some other treats and craft ideas I thought were cute for July 4th.