July 3, 2010

Pretzel Salad with a Twist

I posted the basic Strawberry Pretzel Salad before, but this is with a very small twist for the 4th of July holiday weekend! 

Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Salad

2 cup crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted margarine
3 T. sugar

Mix and spread in a 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

Cream layer:
8 oz. cream cheese -- softened
8-10 oz. Cool Whip
1 cup sugar

Mix together in a stand mixer until smooth. Spread over (cooled) crust and place dish in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until chilled.

Strawberry layer:
2 cup boiling water
2 small boxes strawberry jello
2 10 oz. boxes of frozen strawberries (thawed). (I usually used sliced strawberries that we picked in the summer and froze in syrup -- about 2 1/2 cups.)

Boil the water, add jello and stir until dissolved. Add the strawberries and stir. DO NOT add cold water like the jello directions instruct. Carefully pour over the cream cheese and place in the fridge to chill. (About 3-4 hours.)

Now...are you ready for the blue part?  Sprinkle with fresh washed and dried blueberries!  Tadaaa!  ; )


Tracey said...

Great way to make this a "patriotic" dessert!! Have a wonderful July 4th!

Alaska Mom said...

We made this! Thanks for the idea. :)


Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

Thanks for your kind words, ladies! : )

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