Sunday, June 3, 2012

Strawberry Pretzel Salad


Hello friends! 

Have you ever had Strawberry Pretzel Salad?


This kind...
strawberry pretzel - Copy

Not that kind...

 It is SO good! The perfect summer treat. 
My aunt would always bring this for family get-togethers 
and i was honored to finally make it myself.

You will need:
Pretzels= 2 cups crushed
Butter= 3/4 cup
Sugar= 3 tbs

Cream Cheese= 8 oz box
Sugar= 3/4 cup
Cool Whip= 8 oz container

Strawberry Jello= 6 oz package
Water= 2 cups boiling
Strawberries= 20 oz sliced
Pineapple= 8 oz crushed

** Don't mind the random box of Jiffy. Left on the counter from a different (soon to come) project and for some reason I added it to the picture. Doh!**


To make the crust:
Crush enough pretzels to make 2 cups. Leave them kinda chunky. 
You want to taste pretzel pieces. Make sure to toss the fine powder!

Yes, I am using a coaster :)

Melt 3/4 cup of butter and mix in 3 tbs sugar and the crushed pretzels. 
Press mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish. 
Bake the crust in a 400 degree oven for 8 minutes. Put in the fridge to cool.

To make the creamy layer:
Use a mixer to beat the cream cheese with 3/4 cup sugar. Then fold in the Cool Whip.
Spread this over the cooled pretzel crust.
Put in freezer until the next layer is ready. This just helps firm up the mixture.

To make the strawberry layer:
Boil 2 cups of water and stir in Strawberry Jello. 
Let that mixture cool and add in the strawberries and pineapple.
Pour that mixture into the dish.

Ooooh...
I let it sit overnight but it is ready to eat when the jello is set.

And voila!
YUM!




29 comments:

  1. Yum is right! This looks sooo good. Salty and sweet! Crunchy and smooth! I'm saving this so I can surprise Mr. B! Share this at my party on Tuesday?

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  2. Nice mix and match! Surely kids will love this! I found this site http://www.gourmandia.ca/home .. and got hook with their salads.. Love their Videos!!

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  3. Hey there! Love your cute blog! I just added myself to your followers for support and wanted to invite you to come enter a fabulous Steve Madden giveaway I'm having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much lady!
    Emily
    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/06/steve-madden-giveaway.html

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  4. This is definitely something new to me
    But I like it - it looks wonderful
    Strawberries and pretzels - must try that

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  5. this is a favorite at my house... the only dessert my hubby ever asks for. It does take a while to set up but it is so so good. I take it everywhere

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  6. I have made this before and it was fabulous! YUM!!!

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  7. This is totally new to me also! Sounds very yummy!

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  8. Wow that looks amazing...can't wait to try it!

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  9. smiling about the "jiffy mix"....

    I made this (with the exception of the pineabpple) for a baby shower not to long ago and it was so good. It's been on my mind to make again....I think this post just put me over! I am 7 months preggo...so no guilt to make it for no holiday/occasion :)

    now following....blessings~~angela

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  10. Looks soooo good.....and pretty. Gotta try this, and soon.

    Im now following you. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll decide to follow back??? THANKS.

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  12. I have had this before, and it is delish! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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  13. One of my favorites! Thanks so much for sharing...I cannot find the recipe I had. Now I can make it and enjoy.

    I'm a new follower and look forward to more of your great dishes. I'm in Texas...DFW area. Kinda hot and humid already but I'm not a summer person at all. :)

    Stop by and say hi when you can!

    Pat

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  14. Wow how different and it looks yummy! Great job.
    Thanks for sharing on CSI project!
    Lina

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  15. One of my favorites!!! Thanks or the reminder! Hope you can visit me! I just posted about my 25th high school reunion...I want to make this over summer for sure!!

    ~ Julie

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  16. That looks delicious! I was SOOO excited to find your blog! A fellow Arkansas blogger!!! We too are moving there, but from California. Yay for a sort-of blog neighbor!!
    -Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

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  17. uummm, this does sound yummy. I've been looking for a new summer dessert recipe. We don't eat a lot of dessert except when we have guests. I have to give this a try. Thanks also for stopping by and leaving a comment on my diy chalkboard. Kathy

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  18. I have had this before and it is Really Good! I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-27.html

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  19. Get out! This sounds amazing. I was thrown off by the ingredients, but the tutorial puts it together perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  20. A favorite at our house too and well worth the effort to make. The combination of the sweet and salty is awesome!

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  21. Any recipe with a sweet and salty taste has my heart. Pinned on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing!

    Glad I found your blog. New follower :)

    The Pretty Pinhead

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  22. This looks so yummy! Thank you for linking up last week at my Unveil Your Genius link party! I hope you'll link up again this week!

    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/06/unveil-your-genius-link-party-15.html

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  23. My mama use to make this, now I do and so does my daughter. Only two differences do I see and they are: I crush the pretzels more to make the crust easier to cut and one doesn't know it's pretzels until you tell them. The other is.....no crushed pineapple. Although, I've used just crushed pineapple with lime jello. But that's another whole different dessert. Strawberry Pretzel Salad should only be strawberry. So...this recipe has been in our family for over 40 years. I choose to keep it the same>

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