Before Christmas I promised a recipe for Strawberry Pretzel Dessert.
Here’s Neighbor Girl and I mixing up one batch for her house and one for mine.
This has gotten to be a family favorite. I love making it for Christmas as it’s red and the strawberries are extra special when I can eat them out of season.
The recipe originally came from the Lawler Iowa Church Cookbook.
I’ve gotten so I use 2 cups of crushed pretzels. Hubby really wants me to make it with an Oreo crust which sounds like a great idea…chocolate and straweberries…YUM!
I am terrible at remembering to take pictures as I make things…Here’s the crust fresh from the oven…..
After that I forgot to take pictures. Can you believe I even forgot to take a picture of the finished dessert? I had to make it again a few weeks later so I’d have one to share here with the recipe. It’s a good thing I’m not a food blogger…RIGHT???
So here it is…all ready to eat. YUM!!
Hubby is a chocolate fan but this dessert, he loves too.
I’ve gotten so I keep the ingredients on hand. It’s become that much of a staple at our home. I do recommend that this be a dessert that is best when serving more people. It does okay in the refrigerator as a left over. BUT, after two days or so the pretzels loose their punch and get a little soggy.
This is awesome with raspberries. Here in Minnesota we call this a salad because of the jello!
I hade it with Oreos and I must admit I like the pretzels better, I think its the salt and sweet ( jello) that makes it so delicious. I left the cream centers in my Oreos when I put them in the food processor. It is a easy recipe and everyone loves it. You know your cookbook is an oldie but goodie because the recipe calls for Oleo!! not butter. loll
What size is “large” Coolwhip? I think there are 3 sizes now.
What size Jello? It comes in 3oz and 6oz.
Also a family favorite at our house. If you use gluten free pretzels, they stay crunchy longer. We also add a teaspoon of vanilla to the cream cheese layer.
You’re right this is a great dessert. We grow raspberries and I have made this many times just substituting raspberries and raspberry Jell-O. Mmmm!
My only complaint is that getting that first piece out can be a challenge.
We have discussed at work is this a dessert or a salad? Hmmm?!
Looks good. I’d have to use chocolate pudding instead, though. That would be super yummy!