We love pretzels at our house. In fact, since I am trying to cut down on my calorie intake, they have become a staple in our household to enjoy a few as a snack daily.
When I think of pretzels I immediately think of a popular dessert item here at family dinners in the Midwest, the Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It is so common at our family dinners that if it is missing, everyone is asking each other who forgot to make it! it is the perfect amount of sweet and salty combined together into a delicious dessert.
Recipe: Strawberry Pretzel Salad
- 1 1/2 cups of Crushed Snyder’s of Hanover Sticks
- 4 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) Butter
- 2 Pkg Cream Cheese
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 container Whipped Cream
- 1 Pkg Strawberry Jello
- 2 cups Water
- 1 container frozen Strawberries, thawed
Crust: Preheat over to 350-degrees Farenheit. Melt butter in small saucepan. Crush pretzel sticks by placing them in a plastic bag and running a rolling pin over them a few times. Once the butter is melted, remove from heat and add the crushed pretzels and sugar. Mix until the butter soaks into the pretzels. Place crust in the bottom of a 9″x13″ pan and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until the pretzels are toasted. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Filling: Mix the cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add in the whipped cream by using s spoon and folding it in. Add this mixture over the cooled crust and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes.
Topping: In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add the package of Strawberry Jello and mix until dissolved. Then, add your strawberries into the pan and mix. Pour this mixture over the top of the salad. Allow this to set overnight in the refrigerator so that the Jello has time to take shape.
Top with Whipped Cream and Enjoy!