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Recipe of the Day: Classic Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
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