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Monday, January 31, 2011

Strawberry Pretzel Pie

This is probably our family's FAVORITE dessert. I've made it since we were newlyweds & our girls have grown up with it. You may have seen it at family get-togethers, carry-in's or picnics & maybe even heard it called by a different name...but everyone knows it as DELICIOUS!

You will need to make this in 3 layers:

1st Layer:
~2 c. small braided pretzels, crunched up

~1 1/2 sticks of butter or non-hydrogenated margarine (ex: Earth Balance), soft but not melted

~2 TB. Sugar

~~In a 13"x9" pan, mix these ingredients & press firmly into bottom of pan. Bake @ 350* for 10 minutes, let
COOL COMPLETELY in freezer for 1 hour (at least).

2nd Layer:

~8 oz. cream cheese

~8 oz. Cool Whip

~1 c. Sugar

~~In a bowl, mix these ingredients until creamy & spread over 1st layer. MAKE SURE it gets into corners. Freeze for 10 minutes.

3rd Layer:

~2 small boxes of strawberry Jell-o
~2 C.
HOT water
~20 oz. Strawberries, sliced

~~Mix Jell-o &
hot water. Pour S-L-O-W-L-Y onto 2nd layer. IMMEDIATELY place strawberries in rows on top. Chill until Jell-o is ready.

This is one of the best desserts for that sweet-n-salty mix that so many of us love. I like to make this for Valentine's Day & arrange the strawberries in the shape of a heart. Enjoy!

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><


  1. Oh, Kim! That looks so yummy...and I've not had it with strawberry before. I've had a similar treat made with blueberries (i.e. pie filling)...but this of yours would be perfect for Valentine's Day! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Oh my goodness, Kim. That looks fantastic. We have to take a dessert to an upcoming Scout function. I'll show this to my son and see what he thinks! Bless you this week, dear.

  3. I've had this and I like it but am never quite sure what it is...some call it a salad (that is a stretch for me, lol) while others call it dessert. I am easily confused by jello. My Mom NEVER made it and my mother-in-law was the Jello Queen :)

    Great how-to Kim!


  4. Wow, this looks great! I was looking for a red dessert for our church Valentine fellowship and now I have found it, thanks so much for sharing!

  5. This sounds so yummy!!! I have never had anything like this before.

  6. Thanks, girls...you'll love it!

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

  7. I LOVE this Pretzel salad/dessert. The last time I had it was when we lived in Ohio...a good friend there used to make it especially for me! I couldn't find the recipe, so now here it is! Thank you! You may know my friend...she lives in Tipp City.


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