Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Independence Day Treats & Crafts

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
Crust:
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
COOL
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
Layer 3:
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.
Layer 4:
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.
Patriotic Windsock
Festive Marshmallow Lollipops

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