With Memorial Day upon us, this recipe is a sure hit. Perfect amount of sweet and salty.
adapted from: http://kidscooking.about.com/od/sidedishes/r/pretzel-salad.htm
2 cups pretzels, crushed
3/4 cup butter/margarine, melted
3/4 cup sugar
2 - 3oz packages strawberry Jell-O (I have done raspberry & lime too)
2 cups boiling water
1 (8oz pkg) cream cheese, softened
1 (8oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
10oz frozen strawberries/other berries
Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 9x13pan. Combine crushed pretzels, 2T sugar (saving the other 5/8 cup sugar) and butter. Press into baking dish. Bake 10-15minutes until toasted. Cool completely. In a bowl remaining sugar, cream cheese and Cool Whip. Spread on cooled crust. Place berries on top of cream cheese mixture. In another bowl combine water and gelatin. Pour over pretzel/cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until completely set up.