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:
~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).
~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.
~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<><