I made pretzel jello this weekend for reasons that are too evil to mention on the blog... but this dish is something I've had at every holiday since I was born. However, this was the first time I made it myself. For a first time try, it looks decent and tastes really good, but I am looking forward to the day when I make an aunt/grandma-worthy pretzel jello. I am open to suggestions.
|Due to an uneven cream cheese/whipped cream layer, the Jello was too thin in some parts.|
|In other news, Twilly met the love of his life last weekend. He can't stop talking about her.|
Strawberry Pretzel Jello
Adapted from Family Circle (I think)
3 cups roughly chopped or blended pretzels (or finely crushed if that’s how you like it)
½ cup sugar
¾ cup butter, melted
1 8-oz package cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 8-oz container frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed
2 10-oz packages frozen strawberries, thawed
2 3-oz boxes of strawberry Jello
2 cups boiling water
Preheat oven to 350. For the crust, spread out the pretzels in an ungreased 3 quart baking dish. Mix in the ½ cup sugar and melted butter and press in. Bake for 10-12 minutes and let cool.
Combine the cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until well-mixed and smooth. Gently mix in the whipped topping. Spread it evenly over the crust once the crust is cooled.
Combine strawberries and Jello powder in a large bowl. Stir in the boiling water and stir for about 2 minutes or until all the powder is dissolved. Carefully pour it onto the cream cheese layer. Cover and chill for 4-24 hours.