Friday, April 20, 2012

Vada's Pretzel Salad

I found this recipe in Vada's file box when we visited during Easter. But most of the Landon Family will remember this being a popular dessert made by our beloved Aunt Barbara.

2-2/3 cups of crushed, salted pretzels (9 oz bag)
1-1/2 sticks margarine, melted
4 Tbsp sugar
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 medium container Cool Whip
one - 6 oz and one 3 ounce pack of strawberry jello
4 cups boiling water
10 oz pack frozen strawberries, sliced

Combine crushed pretzels, melted margarine and sugar. Place in 9x13 pan, bake at 400 for 8 minutes. Let cool. 

Mix cream cheese ( softened) and sugar until smooth. Fold in container Cool whip. Spread over pretzels.

Mix both packages of strawberry jello with 4 cups boiling water. Add one 10 oz package of frozen sliced strawberries. Let this cool until it begins to thicken. Spread on top of cream cheese layer. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.