Recipe by SARAHBARNETT
"This is a really good dessert. The combo of sweet, crunchy, and slightly salty is super good. It is very popular here in the Mississippi Valley. Plan ahead, it needs to refrigerate for 4 hours."
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2 1/2 cups
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (6 ounce) package
strawberry flavored Jell-O® mix
1 1/2 cups
1 (16 ounce) package
I made this recipe for a holiday potluck at work. I never ate pretzel salad before, so I decided to make it the day prior for the family. Everyone at home loved it. So, I made the next batch for the potluck and it was a HIT! Everyone at work was asking for the recipe. Even those who said they hated strawberries liked this recipe. I used an entire 8 oz. tub of whipped topping. Also, when making the jello, I dissolved the jello in 1/2 c. boiling water. Then, I added 1 c. of iced water to the jello and then stirred the jello until the ice melted. It was the perfect temperature to immediately top and refrigerate. Also, it cut the four hour refrigeration down to about 2 hours. Thanks for this delicious recipe!!!
I finally got to try this after everyone kept raving on how good it was & I wasn't impressed. The toppings are extremely good but the pretzel crust was extremely salty. With the crust being so salty, it clashed with the topping. I would love this with something other than pretzels.
I didn't wait long enough for the jello to cool and set. I waited about 10 minutes. If I made this again I'd try waiting 30 minutes at least. Also using twice or triple the amount of cool whip.
I made this for the senior center and it was a winner. Easy to make and tastes wonderful. Let gelatin mixture thicken 30 mins in refrigerator before pouring on filling layer.
I LOVE this salad!! With trial and error, I've gotten the steps down. This is what works for me, make sure you "seal" around the edges of your baking dish with the cream cheese mixture. So when you pour the jello part on, the pretzels won't get soggy. Also, once the cream cheese layer is on make sure it is room temp before pouring the jello part on. Mine jello was still a little hot when I poured it onto the cream cheese part that I had just taking out of the fridge and the hot jello cracked the cream cheese layer and seeped into the pretzels.
This is a great recipe, however when I made it the first time I did not understand the directions clearly and did not let the gelatin mixture cool completely before placing over the cream cheese layer. The entire dish bubbled and mixted together. It did not look the best, but still tasted great.
You can't go wrong with this pretzel salad, everyone loves it. To the reviewer below, you need the 3/4 c. butter so your pretzel crust doesn't stick to the pan. Also, make sure your gelatin mixture isn't too liquidy before you pour over the pretzel crust. Let it thicken more than just 'slightly.'
Tastes good. However I can never get the cream cheese layer right. Once I add the jello, it seeps through to the bottom, and the layers are all innertwined. I will continue to practice.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pretzel Salad II
Serving Size: 1/11 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 11
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 397
** Calories from Fat: 193
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