Strawberry Pretzel Salad

By Firefighter Kyle Sheley


(2) Cups crushed pretzels

3/4 cup salted sweet cream butter, melted

(3) Tablespoons white sugar

(1) 8oz package cream cheese, softened

(1) cup white sugar

(1) 8oz container cool whip, thawed

(2) 3oz packages strawberry flavored Jell-O

(2) Cups boiling water

(2) 10oz packages frozen strawberries


Recipe:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Stir together the crushed pretzels, melted butter, and the 3 Tablespoons of white sugar in a bowl.

Press mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese and 1 cup white sugar.

Fold in thawed cool whip.

Spread mixture over cooled pretzel crust.

Dissolve strawberry jello into boiling water.  Remove from heat.  Stir in frozen strawberries and allow to set briefly.

When the mixture is about the consistency of egg whites, pour and spread over cream cheese layer.

Refrigerate until set (overnight or for about 2-3 hours).