Monday, December 29, 2008

My Favorite Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Note: Having this salad in my refrigerator is dangerous for me. I can eat this salad for breakfast, lunch and supper and nothing else. It is a very pretty color red which makes it perfect for Christmas (or Valentine's Day or 4th of July!). To me, it is perfect anytime.

My Favorite Strawberry Pretzel Salad

2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted butter
3 tablespoons sugar, plus 3/4 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping
2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry gelatin dessert mix
2 cups boiling water
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple (Optional – I usually leave these out!!!)
Whipped topping or whipped cream, to garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. For the crust, mix the pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Press this mixture into a 9 by 13-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool. In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar. Fold in the whipped topping, and spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until well chilled. In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and allow to cool slightly. Add the strawberries and pineapple, and pour over the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until serving time. To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of whipped topping.

I hope that you will Tempt My Tummy Tuesday one of your New Year's resolutions! Spending Tuesday with Lana and Lisa is one of my favorite parts of the week!


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh my goodness. I love this recipe. My mom used to make it. I went ahead and linked you up to Mr. Linky, since you have limited computer time (no thanks to the blue screen of death!).

Life with Kaishon said...

My Mommy makes this and I LOVE it. Love it! LOVE IT! I feel like I should call my Mom right now and ask her to make it. Well, maybe not since it is midnight... Or, I could just go ahead and try to make it myself. Except my mixer is broken....and I would eat the whole thing myself also...jeepers creepers!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, this one is new to me too. I think this would be perfect for a Valentine Brunch I am looking to have. Happy TMTT and Happy New Years!!!!!

Brenda said...

This is one of my favorite salads but I did not have the recipe. . .now I do!

Abby said...

My aunt always makes that for family get togethers and I love it! yum!!!

HEATHER said...

I love this too! My mom used to make it and we had lost the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sew Gracious said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! My family would be unhappy if I didn't make this for Thanksgiving & Christmas!