STRAWBERRY PRETZEL DESSERT
2 cups crushed pretzels (about 8 ounces)
3/4 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups whipped topping
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
Additional whipped topping, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the pretzels, butter and sugar. Press into an ungreased 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
For filling, in a small bowl, beat whipped topping, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Spread over pretzel crust. Refrigerate until chilled.
For topping, dissolve gelatin in boiling water in a large bowl. Stir in strawberries with syrup; chill until partially set. Carefully spoon over filling. Chill for 4-6 hours, or until firm. Cut into squares; serve with whipped topping if desired.
Yield: 12-16 servings, each (based on 16) with 295 calories, 15 grams fat, 39 mg cholesterol, 305 mg sodium, 38 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 3 grams protein.
Reminisce Extra, June 1994