Monday, May 30, 2011

Strawberries

I picked my first fresh strawberries this morning! My grandchildren are going to want to come to Grandma's today for sure!

How do you like to serve fresh strawberries? Here is one of my family's favorites!!

STRAWBERRY PRETZEL JELLO SALAD

2 c. crushed pretzel sticks
3/4 c. melted butter
3 tbsp. sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. sugar
8 oz. Cool Whip
1 (6 oz.) pkg. strawberry Jello
2 c. boiling water
2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen strawberries, partially thawed or 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

Mix first three ingredients and press in bottom of a 9"x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees (metal pan) or 325 degrees (glass pan) 8 minutes. Let cool completely. Beat 1 cup sugar and cream cheese. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over pretzels. Mix Jello and water until dissolved. Add strawberries. Stir into Jello, then set aside for 10 minutes. Pour over cheese mixture. Chill.

(Hint) make sure you spread the cream cheese mixture completely over the pretzels so no jello can seep through...you don't want soggy pretzels!

3 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

Ours are getting ready to take off soon!
Yummy!

Melinda

Sew Country Chick said...

That looks really good. My baby was just out picking strawberries! Thanks for following my blog!

Cheyenne said...

This is one of our families favorite salads too...I haven't heard of many folks knowing about this salad except for around our ltitle area...so it's kind of neat to see you have it posted here.

I have been loving going through your blog this afternoon-it is so refreshing!