Saturday, January 9, 2010

Strawberry Pretzel Squares

Judging by the name, you're probably thinking these sound strange.

We had a dinner party last night and one of our friends brought this for dessert. I think we were a bit skeptical, but then we tasted it. These are very good. The pretzel crust is amazing! It's sugary, buttery and salty all-in-one. All the flavors go very good together. This recipe comes from Kraft Foods, but I'm thinking it originated in Utah at an LDS potluck. :)

Strawberry Pretzel Squares
2 cups finely crushed pretzels
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1-1/2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. milk
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
2 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Strawberry JELL-O
1-1/2 cups cold water1 qt. (4 cups)
strawberries, sliced

HEAT oven to 350°F.

MIX pretzel crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter. Press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Bake 10 min. Cool.BEAT cream cheese, remaining sugar and milk until blended. Stir in COOL WHIP; spread over crust. Refrigerate.

ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until thickened (spoon drawn through leaves definite impression). Stir in strawberries; spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.

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